It's going well for the English - at least when it comes to football against Germany. In both the men's and women's European Championships, the "Three Lions" recently kicked the German teams out of the tournament. This is sure to delight Prince William as he visits a stadium in Staffordshire.
As is well known, not kings and princes, but football rules the world. And so Prince William honored the football center St. George's Park in Staffordshire for its tenth anniversary. The Prince of Wales met para-footballers, young players and participants in this year's "Street Child World Cup".
The talks centered on the opportunities that the 130-hectare national football center opens up for players. The 40-year-old officially inaugurated St. George's Park with Princess Kate ten years ago. Since 2012, it has served as the base for the national senior, men's, women's, para and development teams.
At an England women's national football team match this summer, the prince revealed that his seven-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, is also a fan of the sport. "Charlotte wanted me to tell you that she's really good in goal," he announced, according to Hello! magazine, calling her a "rising star".
Before their European Championship final against Germany, the young princess wished the English women's team luck in a video message at the end of July. Apparently that worked: the footballers were later presented with the trophy by Prince William.
Visiting the stadium was one of William's first appointments as the new Prince of Wales. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the new king, Charles III, bestowed the title on him. William's wife Kate has since been Princess of Wales. Most recently, Charles and his late wife Diana had borne the titles.