In a surprising move, Prince Harry graced the annual NFL honors event after his brief visit to his father, King Charles III, following the monarch's cancer diagnosis.
The Duke of Sussex made a special appearance at Thursday’s ceremony to present the night's highest honour during the event in Las Vegas.
He handed the Walter Payton NFL's Man of the Year to Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward.
Before giving out the award, the Prince, 39, said, "All you guys do on and off the field is truly remarkable."
"You are role models for millions in how you carry yourselves and give back. This final award is all about serving your community. And there one special man we’d like to pay tribute to now," he created the anticipation.
The Spare author said, "A player who goes above and beyond and whose extraordinary commitment to helping others is a reflection of his own story."
Later Heyword, who was over the moon after receiving the award from Harry, took the mic and expressed his excitement, "Man, Prince freaking Harry. Man, I’m in shock. That’s Prince Harry."
Harry, who is married to Meghan Markle and shares two kids with her, attended the NFL event hours after returning to California from London.
He jetted to the UK to pay a visit to the monarch after he reportedly shared his cancer diagnosis personally with his sons and family.
Buckingham Palace revealed on Monday that his majesty's cancer was found during his "subsequent diagnostic tests" following his enlarged prostate correction surgery.
Harry rushed to Britain on Tuesday and came back to the Duchess of Sussex and their kids on Thursday.