Prince Harry Attends the World Darts Championship in London

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterDecember 30, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Prince Harry enjoys the darts match between Stephen Bunting of England and James Wade of England with friends during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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The popularity of darts as a spectator sport in the UK shows no signs of slowing down and now it has been given the royal seal of approval.

No less than Prince Harry joined the beer-swilling masses at London's Alexandra Palace on Monday night as he watched defending champion Michael van Gerwen and others in action at the 2015 World Championships. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Michael van Gerwen of Holland in action during his first round match against Joe Cullen of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day One at Alexandra Palace on December 18, 2014 in London, England.
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The Prince is a keen supporter of sports but is more commonly seen at football, rugby or polo matches. 

Darts, however, has emerged as one of the most popular sports in the UK in recent years, to such an extent that Sky Sports has turned one of its channels into a dedicated darts service until the end of the World Championships. 

SPORF @Sporf

LAD: Prince Harry enjoying the World Darts Championship at Ally Pally tonight. http://t.co/roXbvDPUGy

After learning that the Prince had watched his 4-1 win over James Wade, player Stephen Bunting said: "I didn't know Harry was here. I'm going to have a pint with him now! But it is great that darts is getting this type of coverage."

[H/T Daily Mail]

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