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Prince William joked: ‘I’ll have to ask Catherine’ about George’s soccer future

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Prince William has once again opened up about his love of soccer – but also revealed that he isn’t sure if his son, Prince George, will pursue his career in football or not.


The reason is that he has to first speak to his wife, Kate Middleton about Prince George’s soccer career.



I’ll have to pass that by the missus, see how I can get away with it!” he told BBC Sport commentator Gary Lineker. “At the moment, [with George] being only 8 years old, it’s a little bit early.”

Prince William sounded like he was joking yet serious at the same moment. Prince William’s interview, filmed at Kensington Palace, aired in May last year in Britain ahead of the FA Cup final soccer match.

Also read: Pictures: Duchess Catherine reveals her favourite photos of Prince George.



The chat was an informal glimpse at the couple, as the Prince usually refers to Kate as “Catherine” during interviews.

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During his conversation with Gary, a former pro player, the Duke also laughed when asked which team George would support. “The responsible thing to say would be to let him make his own mind up, but I haven’t quite worked out how to play that yet,” he joked. “He can support whoever he wants, but if he supports Villa, it would be fantastic.”

He added: “I’d love to go to the odd match with him in the future. It’ll probably end up being that Charlotte is the Villa fan, and George will go and support someone else!”

Also read: Kate hopes her children never pick up William’s dangerous hobby.



Prince William is the President of the Football Association, and he candidly spoke about the big issues he believes need to be addressed within the sport. “I’d like to see racism stamped out for starters – in all competitions. There’s still much more to do, but I think we’re very good. I think the rest of Europe probably and the world have some catching up to do.”

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