SAINTS full back Jodie Cunningham is still pinching herself after a day at Buckingham Palace that she will never forget.

The Women's England international joined the Duke of Sussex on the palace lawns ahead of making 2021 Rugby League World Cup draws.

The event generated publicity that rugby league could not have dreamt of with it being Prince Harry's first public engagement since he and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, announced they are to step back from duties in the royal family.

The Duke, who is the patron of the Rugby Football League, made the draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair World Cups.

Cunningham, who has been a full-time RLWC2021 ambassador for 12 months and has played in two World Cups, guided children from a London school as they showed the Duke their rugby league skills ahead of the draw.

She tweeted: "Not quite sure I can put today into words. Literally pinching myself."