Prince William has talked about his growing nerves ahead of the FA Cup Final at Wembley against Arsenal this weekend, and also talked about how he came to support us.
The Duke of Cambridge to give him his proper title, or Wills, was speaking to Gary Lineker and the BBC in their build up to FA Cup Final day and with some quotes already doing the rounds of how horrible a day it will be if he has to hand the Cup to them, obviously he’d rather give it to Fabian Delph.
‘I will be nervous on Saturday – I am nervous now. In fact, I am terrified. I have plenty of Gunners fans telling me: ‘just you wait.’ I am very nervous. It’s been an interesting season but the boys have battled through. They have done seriously well. I am really excited with Tom’s leadership. He’s doing a really great job.’
As for him falling for the club, he went on to explain.
‘A long time ago at school, I got into football big-time and I was looking around for clubs to support. All my friends were either Man Utd or Chelsea. I didn’t want to follow the run of the mill teams – I wanted a team who could give me more roller-coaster moments. Villa have always had a great history. I have lots of friends who support Villa. One of the first FA Cup games I went to was Bolton v Villa in 2000. It was a fantastic experience. I was sat with all the fans in my claret beanie hat. I had a great time. There was a great atmosphere and a real camaraderie. I really felt there was something I could connect with.’
As for the next generation with George and Charlotte to consider.
‘The responsible thing to say is he should make his own mind up. But I think I will be quite biased. He can support whoever he wants. But if he supports Villa it would be fantastic because I’d love to go to matches with him in the future. It will probably end up that Charlotte is a Villa fan and George will go and support someone else.’
As for when that next match may be, sensibly he said he’d have to ask the ‘missus’.
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