The Duke of Cambridge has revealed that his 11 month old daughter, Princess Charlotte, is “a very good footballer”.
The Prince made the revelation as he chatted to guests at a reception at Wembley Stadium to celebrate his 10 year anniversary as president of the Football Association (FA).
The 33 year old Prince told a guest “She’s a very good footballer. You hold her hand and she kicks it. Very sweet.”
This May marks the tenth anniversary since the Duke of Cambridge took over as President of FA. Today, he was joined by FA board members including Greg Dyke, its chairman for a celebratory lunch at Wembley Stadium.
The Duke inherited this role from his Uncle, the Duke of York. He has taken a keen interest in all aspects of the game. From the grassroots level to all matters concerning the national men’s and women’s teams.
Before lunch, William attended a reception where he met with FA staff, volunteers, and grassroots supporters. This is where he revealed that his daughter was a promising footballer.
Before the event came to an end, the second-in-line to the throne made a speech where he said he has “relished every moment” being the President of the FA.
He added: “Football is England’s national game…it is part of the fabric of this nation, and to a large degree, helps form England’s national identity.
“It is an incredibly powerful force for bringing people together, uniting people of all ages, all backgrounds and all walks of life.”
The FA is the nonprofit governing body of football in England. It has 24 teams comprised of men, women, youth and those with disabilities, who utilize Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park to play the game.
As previously covered by Royal Central, this isn’t the Duke’s only engagement today. Also on Wednesday evening, the Cambridge’s will host a reception at Kensington for youth from India and Bhutan working, living or studying in Great Britain. This reception will allow the royals the opportunity to learn about the culture and the people from the countries they will visit on their seven-day official tour before bidding Prince George and Princess Charlotte farewell on Sunday.
The Duke and Duchess have a full schedule that will keep them busy for their week away. They will meet other royalty when they meet the King and Queen of Bhutan. The two royal couples share some similarities, as they were both married in 2011 a mere 5 months apart. They will also visit the Taj Mahal, the iconic site visited by Princess Diana when she toured India.