Britain's Prince Harry is looking forward to the "rollercoaster of emotions" that will come with the Rugby World Cup.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

The 31-year-old royal, who is the vice-president of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU), is excited for the six-week sporting tournament, which kicks off today (18.09.15) with the England vs. Fiji game at Twickenham stadium.

Speaking at the tournament welcome party last night (17.09.15), he said: "As a passionate rugby fan, I will share the rollercoaster of emotions with millions of other fans around the world between now and the 31st of October."

Prior to that, the flame-haired hunk attended the opening ceremony with his brother and sister-in-law the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the stadium in London.

He also paid a visit to the players at Durbar Court in London along with the Prime Minister David Cameron and former England international, Jason Leonard.

In June, the Prince marked the start of the 100-day countdown to the 2015 Rugby World Cup alongside sporting stars such as Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood by launching a trophy tour at Twickenham stadium.

He said at the time: "This is a very exciting day - it is 100 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup.

"We are here today to send the Webb Ellis Cup around the country, giving rugby fans across the country the chance to play their part in the run up to the tournament."

Prince Harry made his speech in front of the few hundred fans who had assembled at the stadium while it was broadcast to crowds gathered in London's Piccadilly Circus.