Prince William Honors Rugby League Legend Rob Burrow | Leeds Rhinos Tribute

Rugby League Legend Rob Burrow Honored by Prince William, as Leeds Rhinos Pay Tribute

The rugby league community is mourning the loss of Leeds Rhinos legend and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) campaigner Rob Burrow, who passed away nearly three weeks ago. In a touching gesture, Prince William has sent a personal message of support to Burrow’s family, which his widow Lindsey Burrow has described as “really heartwarming” and “something that we will treasure as a family forever.”

Burrow, who was awarded a CBE in January, had previously met the Prince of Wales when he visited Headingley to present the honor. Lindsey Burrow recounted the special connection that was formed during that encounter, stating, “Rob got to meet Prince William back in January when he was awarded his CBE and he came to Headingley and he was just really genuine and sincere. That’s again a day that we’ll remember and treasure forever.”

The Leeds Rhinos club is set to pay tribute to their legendary player tonight at Headingley, with Burrow’s family expected to be in attendance. Lindsey Burrow, who has been open about her grief and determination to honor her “hero” husband, recently spoke of her plans to undertake a trek to raise funds for the fight against MND.

“I’m incredibly proud to have been Rob’s wife for 17 and a half years, to have three beautiful children with Rob and that’s what we have to focus on now. The children are my priority, and I’ll do everything I can to make sure that they’re brought up just exactly as Rob would want them to be brought up.”

The tribute at Headingley tonight is expected to draw a record attendance, as the rugby league community comes together to celebrate the life and legacy of Rob Burrow, a true inspiration both on and off the field.

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