The whole world already knows about the connection between England’s Prince William and football. But now, he revealed himself as an avid fan of the Premier League side Aston Villa. It is the reason for several fan’s curiosity as the royal family didn’t have any link or local connection with the Premier League side.
Aston Villa displayed a horrible performance this season while narrowly escaping the relegation from England’s top-flight league. And right after they secured their place in the Premier League next season, Prince William twitted in favor of the club and jokingly said that the survival of the club was not at all in doubt.
Prince William reveals himself as an avid Aston Villa fan in the English Premier League
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While talking about the club, Prince William said to the ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’ that, “Only in the last few years have I really got a grip of Villa as my team. I watch them a lot. I get into stats and I watch them every week.” He added, “It was the first FA Cup game I went to. It was a Villa vs Bolton game and I remember sitting in the stands with a beanie on.”
Prince said, “I must have been about 12 or 11 and I went with a load of mates. I sat there amongst all the Villa fans and I loved it. I thought the atmosphere and team ethos was great.” He then also added, “At the time, I desperately didn’t want to support Man United or Chelsea like everyone else at school.”
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He said, “I liked the idea that Villa had a real history, winning European Cups and stuff like that. I felt a real connection with the club, more than I felt watching some of the other ones. Villa felt like a really proud Midlands club and it felt very special.” Prince then added, “I’m trying not to persuade him to be a Villa fan – I’m letting him choose his own way. It’s about finding what fits for him.”
Prince William said, “Previously I was a bit concerned about him supporting Chelsea, but now Frank [Lampard] has come in I feel the culture’s a bit different at Chelsea and I’d be ok with it.” He added, “I do like the values and the ethos of the club. I want them to look after the players and set a good example for the young fans. I want our children, when they go the match, to come away loving what they’ve seen, enjoying it, and seeing their role models behave in a way that we’d all want them to.”