On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales, 41, participated in a rare Q&A shared on the official Instagram account he shares with his wife, Kate Middleton. In a story Instagramwhich expires in 24 hours, Prince William revealed his plans to watch the last match of his favorite football team Aston Villa when he returns home from Singapore.
Prince William made a solo trip to Singapore to attend the third annual Earthshot Awards, which kicked off with Earthshot’s inaugural week on Monday and was highlighted by a glamorous awards ceremony on Tuesday.
The King’s eldest son, Charles, launched the Earthshot Prize in 2020 to promote impactful approaches to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, with plans to award five prizes worth £1 million (about US$1.2 million) to changemakers in five categories each year until 2030. As mentioned the people.
Although the rare Q&A session focused mainly on Earthshot, with William saying the best part of the awards ceremony was “listening to the stories and seeing the winners give their acceptance speeches,” he had a relaxed reaction when asked about your favorite football team. .
The Prince of Wales is president of the Football Association, which governs the sport in England, and supports Aston Villa – a passion he passed on to 10-year-old Prince George.
Prince William went into fan mode when asked which team would win the European Cup this year. “I have to say: Will Villa win the European Cup this year?” Maybe it’s more accurate,” he joked. “I’d like to think so. I think we have a good chance in the Europa League. In fact, we will be back tomorrow, and I am looking forward to watching Villa vs AZ Alkmaar, which will be at Villa Park.”
Prince William then revealed that he had considered attending the match, but thought better of it due to jet lag due to the eight-hour time difference between Singapore and England, joking: “I think I might end up falling asleep watching the match.” “But I’ll be watching at home and rooting for the bad guys,” he said.
All indications are that Prince George joined his father at the viewing party at the house, and the young prince also joined his father on the terraces of the villa on several occasions. In April, Prince George and Prince William went to a home game together and enthusiastically cheered on the team, with father and son having similar excited expressions.
Watching Aston Villa will be a treat for Prince George, who has spent the week focusing on his exams at Lambrook School. Prince William and Princess Kate’s eldest son is taking the ISEB General Preliminary exams, which are used in the UK as a prelude to entering secondary schools.
Some are speculating that there are plans for George to follow in his mother or father’s footsteps at Marlborough College or Eton College within a few years, following royal visits to both schools in recent months.
Prince William even mentioned exams when explaining why Princess Kate was not with him in Singapore for the Earthshot Awards, breaking precedent from previous years. “Catherine is very sad because she can’t be here. She’s helping George with his first important exams,” Prince William said in a speech at the United for Wildlife summit on Monday morning, one of many engagements during his short stay in Singapore. .
In September, we learned that Princess Kate, 41, would not be joining her husband at the third annual Environmental Awards ceremony because Earthshot’s opening week coincided with Prince George’s exams. Instead, the royal mother remained at her home in Windsor to support her eldest son.
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