The President of the Football Association versus the Antarctic trekker could have easily been the headline for the football match when The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry met on opposite sides of the pitch.
The annual football match is played on Christmas Day at Sandringham between friends and staff members from the Norfolk estate. This year’s game took place on the property of Tory peer Lord Greville Howard and Prince William’s teammate.
Sporting a number 8 shirt, England shorts and claret and blue socks to show his allegiance to his Aston Villa Football Club, William played the position of midfielder. Brother Harry playing left wing was kitted out in a white shirt with the number 4, blue shorts and red and white striped socks along with the beard everyone is talking about.
In the 10th minute, William’s team was up 1-0. It would only be a few minutes later, with legs splattered in mud from some sliding tackles, the younger Prince would score the equalising goal in the 25th minute. Unfortunately for his older brother, nary a goal was scored. Both were keen on tackling each other with comments and jabs all in good fun.
In the second half, The Duke’s team scored the second goal of the match. Ten minutes later the tying goal was scored by his brother’s team.
The Royal brothers’ cousin, Peter Phillips, wife Autumn and daughters Isla and Savannah watched the match from the sidelines. The Duchess of Cambridge who has attended in the past, stayed with Prince George at Sandringham.
The 90 minute match ended with a 2-2 draw. Both William and Harry played the full 90 minutes.