Anthony Albanese showed his unwavering support for the South Sydney Rabbitohs by donning a pair of team socks at the coronation of King Charles III.
The Prime Minister was forced to miss his favorite side’s Magic Round win over the Melbourne Storms on Saturday night as he had to be in London for the historic event.
Photos showed Mr Albanese dressed in a navy blue suit and speckled red tie outside Westminster Abbey alongside his partner Jodi Haydon and other world leaders.
Pictured: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the coronation with his partner, Jodi Haydon
Mr Albanese wore South Sydney Rabbitoh socks at the coronation of King Charles III (pictured)
As he walked, flashes of green and red – the team’s signature colors – could be seen around his ankles.
South Sydney chief executive Blake Solly said it was a sign of “Albo’s true passion for our club”.
“He’s a Rabbitoh at heart,” Mr. Solly told News Corp on Sunday.
“Hopefully our performances make the club house proud, and wearing these socks on such an important occasion also makes us very proud.”
The Prime Minister’s passion for the club dates back around 20 years, when he was one of 80,000 South Sydney Rabbitohs supporters who took to the streets of Sydney to protest their expulsion from the new NRL competition.
He also ran for Federal Parliament in 1999 and tabled a series of motions, including calling on the NRL to include South Sydney in the 2000 contest.
“Like the working class people who support them, South Sydney has always paid its share,” he said.
“Unlike teams such as Melbourne and Cronulla who would be insolvent without News Limited.
Pictured: King Charles III is crowned – the 40th reigning sovereign to be crowned at Westminster Abbey
“And people of this proud tradition know how to fight, in parliament, in the streets and at court.
Mr. Albanese still regularly wears his weathered scarf and vintage Rabbitohs jersey.
At Saturday’s coronation he was joined by fellow Australian singer Nick Cave, comedian Adam Hills, former foreign minister Julie Bishop and Matildas captain Sam Kerr – who was Australia’s flag bearer .
King Charles, 74, automatically ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September last year.
At Saturday’s coronation, he and Queen Consort Camilla will be officially crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
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