When Prince William hosted a reception for England’s women’s soccer team at Kensington Palace on Thursday, he did more than flash his thousand-watt smile and shake hands — he put his skills to the test.
The royal goalie stepped in front of the net, too. Could the World Cup be in his future?
Ummm, maybe not.
📽The Duke takes a turn in goal during a kick-about with a team from the Wildcats Girls' Football programme. The programme, established by the FA, aims to inspire girls aged 5-11 to get involved in football, develop skills and gain a lifelong love of sport. HRH, joined by the @Lionesses, had a chat and play with the girls team – hoping to inspire them to be next generation of footballers.
Hey, it was all in good fun, and he was a good sport about it. (Pun intended.)
As the caption from the video above explains, the event not only celebrated the British women’s soccer team ahead of its upcoming appearance in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 tournament, but it also aimed to promote the sport for the next generation of women’s soccer players.
This morning The Duke of Cambridge hosted a reception at Kensington Palace to wish the England @Lionesses good luck in the @womenseuro2017. The team travel to the tournament, this year hosted by The Netherlands, later today and will face Scotland in their first match on Sunday. The Duke, who is President of the FA, has long supported the Lionesses – who this year hope to improve on their third place finish in 2015 World Cup. Good Luck Ladies! 🏆⚽ 📷PA