Last week, the Cambridge family made a quick trip to the Isle of Scilly, but they return to their home in Norfolk on Friday as Prince William had an important engagement planned. The Duke of Cambridge hosted an outdoor screening of the FA Cup Final on the lawn of Sandringham House on Saturday to raise awareness of the Heads Up mental health campaign. Before the start of the game, big-time football fan Prince William revealed a hilarious detail about his three children, explaining what happened last week when his favorite team, Aston Villa, grabbed the victory against West Ham last Sunday.
He said: “The nerves were the worst I’ve ever known them. My children looked at me in horror as I was jumping off the sofa, screaming my head off.”
He added: “It’s very good news that as president of the FA I can hide away until these moments, and I’m not visibly seen because it was one of the most stressful moments of my life, as I imagine every Villa fan felt on that day.”
The Prince was joined by many other famous faces as they watched Arsenal defeat Chelsea on a projector in the Sandringham grounds, such as former England captain Tony Adams and comedian Romesh Ranganathan.
Prince William should have put some money on the game, as before the first whistle the Prince correctly guessed the end result, telling an Arsenal fan: “I’m thinking 2-1 Arsenal.”
Photos from the’ boys night’ were shared on the official Kensington Royal. The caption reads: “Congratulations @Arsenal on winning this year’s #HeadsUpFACupFinal!
“The Duke, as President of the FA, was joined today by frontline workers, local fans and Heads Up supporters to watch the #HeadsUpFACupFinal.
“A final that marks the culmination for the #HeadsUp campaign, showcasing how the power of football can kickstart conversations on mental health. “Thank you to everyone involved in #HeadsUp.”
William isn’t the only huge football fan in his family either. His two oldest children have taken after him as well, especially Prince George, with the future King taking them to their first football match last October to go see his favorite team, Aston Villa, play Norwich at their Carrow Road ground, which is located near their family home, Anmer Hall.
And he really did pick the right game, as Aston Villa won 5-1, with George thrilling football fans and royal watchers alike with his enthusiastic goal celebrations.