Prince William 'more worried about Aston Villa' than Meghan and Harry royal split

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by

Aston Villa are third from the bottom in the Premier League after losing 6-1 to Manchester City on Sunday

Never mind Megxit, William is worried about his beloved Aston Villa ’s ­relegation battle, according to the vice-chairman of the FA.

As the nation reels over Prince Harry and Meghan’s plans to quit as senior royals, it is claimed the Duke of Cambridge’s true fears are for his team.

William spoke out as he met FA official David Gill, who was being made a CBE at Buckingham Palace.

Mr Gill said: “I’ve been lucky enough to meet [William] a few times and talk about football.

"He was more worried about Aston Villa and how they’re going to finish this season. We had a nice chat about football, he’s a keen follower of it.”

Prince William 'more worried about Aston Villa' than Meghan and Harry royal split
Prince William supports Aston Villa (Image: Birmingham Mail)

Villa are third from bottom of the Premier League after losing 6-1 at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

FA President Wills was back at work just 24 hours after he joined the Queen, Prince Charles and Harry at a summit over the Sussexes’ plans to step down.

Meghan, who is already back in Canada with son Archie, did not take part.

The Duke has been a long-time supporter of the club and in a 2015 interview told of how he first came to support them.

He said: “A long time ago at school I got into football big time. I was looking around for clubs.

Prince William 'more worried about Aston Villa' than Meghan and Harry royal split
The Duke said he began supporting the club when he first went to see Aston Villa v Bolton in 2000 (Image: PA)

"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.

"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.”

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