9 pictures as Prince William surprises Leeds Rhinos stars Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield to deliver CBEs

The Prince of Wales surprised Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield by presenting them with their CBEs during a visit to Leeds yesterday (Thursday).

William paid tribute to the pair’s “phenomenal” efforts in raising funds and awareness for motor neurone disease (MND).

Sinfield and Burrow, who were Leeds Rhinos team-mates during their playing careers, were made CBEs in the New Year Honours List for services to MND awareness.

Sinfield has raised more than £15million since his friend Burrow was diagnosed with MND, an incurable and life-limiting condition, in December 2019.

Last year, Sinfield, 43, completed the “7 in 7 in 7” challenge by completing seven ultramarathons in seven cities in as many days.

On Thursday, William met Burrow and Sinfield at the stadium, and presented them with their CBEs in front of their wives and the former’s three children.

Check out a selection of some pictures from the meeting in our gallery below: