HONOUR FOR A BRIEF TIME
PRINCE William will have his own pair of budgy smugglers by Christmas, with Kurtley Beale certain the playful gift would suit the Instagram photo which has stirred a worldwide reaction.
American basketball icon Shaquille O’Neal joined the lark by superimposing his head on Beale’s near-naked body beside the Prince as a fresh post to his own legion of 6.5 million followers.
Beale lapped up his sudden friendship with the four-time NBA champion-turned-commentator: “Looking good big boy ... must be doing the same ab workout.”
The feel-good moments on Instagram have stemmed from the Prince meeting the Wallabies in their Cardiff dressingroom last weekend after the 29-21 victory over Wales.
Beale said William was a good sport and he felt honoured meeting the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union. JIM TUCKER