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'Laces out, Dan!': Prince Harry plays some (American) football with Dan Marino

Prince Harry got to toss a football — the American kind — with Dan Marino, and he dropped the most perfect pop culture reference to the Miami Dolphins legend while doing it.

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LUDLOW, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Prince Harry and American Football NFL representative Dan Marino chat at the finish of the Walking with the Wounded's Walk of Britain team on September 30, 2015 in Ludlow, England. Prince Harry is patron of the expedition and walked today as part of the veteran's 1000 mile, 72 day expedition through the UK mainland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Quoting the movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," in which Marino had a small-yet-memorable role, the British royal couldn't help but remind the Hall of Famer: "Laces out, Dan!"

Marino and Prince Harry chucked the pigskin around Wednesday while participating in the Walking With the Wounded trek across Britain.

The organization is sponsoring a 1,000-mile, 72-day trek across the country to raise awareness about servicemen wounded in duty. The expedition will wrap up on Nov. 1 in London at Buckingham Palace.

Marino complimented Harry's football skills as “great, actually.”

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LUDLOW, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Prince Harry takes a break to play some American Football with NFL representative Dan Marino (NFL support the Walk of Britain) on the route to Ludlow with Walking with the Wounded's Walk of Britain team on September 30, 2015 in Ludlow, England. Prince Harry is patron of the expedition and walked today as part of the veteran's 1000 mile, 72 day expedition through the UK mainland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

“He’s fairly athletic. He went and caught he ball with his hands — a couple of times,” he said.

Marino also praised Harry’s commitment to servicemen.

“You could tell he loves what he’s doing for these guys,” he said.

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Prince Harry high-fives a young girl during a break while participating in Walking with the Wounded.
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