Royal fans are well aware that Prince George is a big soccer fan. Now, the eight-year-old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton has been snapped showing off his sporting skills with his school team in new pictures.
In an image shared by royal fan account @hrhduchessofcambridge_ Prince George runs on the pitch dressed in a blue and white striped jersey over a long sleeved top, shorts, and bright yellow soccer cleats, deep in concentration. The third in line to the throne is currently an elementary schooler at Thomas’s Battersea School in London.
What’s more, it was revealed that Prince William was watching his eldest son on the sidelines and even stopped to take a photo with the opposing team. According to Alexander Gee, who took the two photos from the match, William was “very nice to chat and very chilled.”
As a huge soccer fan, we’re not surprised that William was keen to get amongst the action!
During last year’s European Championships, Prince George made headlines when he attended the England versus Germany game with his parents. Dressed in a suit and tie as per royal box protocol, the eldest Cambridge child cheered enthusiastically when his team scored delighting royal fans. The trio also attended the final between England and Italy in June and were spotted singing the national anthem, God Save The Queen. However, George looked noticeably upset when his team lost.
A couple of years prior in 2019, George was spotted going wild at a match between his team Aston Villa and Norwich City. Along with his parents and younger sister Princess Charlotte, the young prince clapped and cheered at Norwich’s Carrow Road Stadium when Aston Villa won in an epic five to one victory. Like father, like son!
George’s love of soccer certainly runs in the family. As president of the Football Association and a long-time Aston Villa supporter, Prince William has been a soccer fan since his school years and was even spotted playing a friendly game on the eve of his wedding to Kate, who by contrast, reportedly supports Chelsea.
“I was looking around for clubs. All my friends at school were either Man United fans or Chelsea fans and I didn’t want to follow the run of the mill teams,” William recalled in 2015 when asked why he supports his team.
“I wanted to have a team that was more mid-table that could give me more emotional rollercoaster moments. Aston Villa’s always had a great history,” he added. “I have got friends of mine who support Aston Villa and one of the first FA Cup games I went to was Bolton versus Aston Villa back in 2000. Sadly, Villa went on to lose to Chelsea.”
“It was fantastic, I sat with all the fans with my red beanie on, and I was sat with all the Brummie fans and had a great time,” William concluded. “It was the atmosphere, the camaraderie and I really felt that there was something I could connect with.”
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