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Catherine ‘let slip’ favourite football team name – and it isn’t the same as Prince William


Prince William is the football-mad royal of the family and it was widely assumed that his wife, Catherine, supported the same team as him – Aston Villa.

However, during an engagement, Kate revealed that unlike William she is actually a Chelsea fan.

The Royals tend to keep their football allegiances a closely guarded secret, but Kate Middleton reportedly let slip her favourite team in a conversation with an eight-year-old boy according to historic reports During an event in 2015, the Duchess of Cambridge apparently revealed that she is actually a Chelsea fan.

Kate joined youngsters at the Anna Freud Centre Christmas party when she chatted with one little boy, Rjay Bryan, over their love for the same football team. “We high-fived because she supports Chelsea and I support Chelsea,” said the eight-year-old. “I love people who support Chelsea.” Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith is also understood to be a keen Chelsea fan.

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Unfortunately for her husband Prince William, his love for Aston Villa doesn’t seem to have rubbed off on Kate. The Duke of Cambridge is comfortably the biggest football supporter in the Royal household.  A huge Aston Villa fan, he is a regular attendee at Villa Park and famously went wild at Wembley as the club won promotion to the Premier League in the 2019 Championship play-off final.

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Explaining his reasons for supporting the Midlands club, William said: “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. “Aston Villa’s always had a great history. I have got friends of mine who support Aston Villa and one of the first FA Cup games I went to was Bolton v Aston Villa back in 2000. Sadly, Villa went on to lose to Chelsea.

“It was fantastic, I sat with all the fans with my red beanie on, and I was sat with all the Brummie fans and had a great time. “It was the atmosphere, the camaraderie and I really felt that there was something I could connect with.” In 2012, it came to light that Prince Charles was a Burnley fan after doing charity work in the area.

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Asked why he backs the club he said: “Burnley has been through some very challenging times and I’m trying to find ways of helping to regenerate and raise aspirations and self-esteem in that part of the world.”

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