On Saturday, Prince William and Duchess Kate took their two eldest kids to a Premiere League soccer match Saturday between Norwich City and Aston Villa. And apparently the family sat among Norwich City fans, despite cheering on rival team Aston Villa.
Norwich fan, Kevin James, revealed that the family actually moved during half time to sit in private boxes at the venue. They later sat back in their original seats for the second part of the game, before leaving five minutes before the end. Well it is possible that they wanted to avoid the crowds and added attention.
James said: “People did not know how to react at first – some people kind of pointed. Then it suddenly dawned on people that William was a Villa fan, and what’s he doing in the home end?
“People started taking pictures. It was very loud and I could not hear what they were saying as they kept their voices low.
“Three to five minutes before half-time they got up and went into the private boxes. They came out again for the second half and then left about five minutes before the end.
“William was doing a lot of reassuring to his children. It was really nice to see what was just a normal family with loving parents supporting their children, and him introducing the children to a passion of his.”
He added: “Initially, it was more about people taking pictures, but then thinking that these are just normal people.
“Just with what’s going on in the press at the moment, with his brother, Prince Harry, while, initially, we were in awe of them, we then thought, let’s just leave them alone, as it could be intrusive.”
Prince George was particularly excited as he was spotted cheering, bouncing up and down, and flashing a giant grin when his team took home the victory. He’s definitely taking after dad William.
William is known as a great fan of Aston Villa. Back in 2015, he revealed to Gary Lineker that the decision dates back to his childhood.
He revealed: “A long time ago at school I got into football big time. 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. I wanted to have a team that was more mid-table that could give me more emotional rollercoaster moments.”