Why Prince William wasn’t happy about this gift for his son Prince George

During a recent royal engagement, Prince William was kindly gifted a sweet present for his son George - but it seems the Duke wasn't too impressed with the offering.

Generally, Prince George isn’t allowed to keep the gifts sent to him from the public. But occasionally, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge hint that they’ll pass on the gifts to their children.

And on a trip to the Great Exhibition of the North, five-year-old George was given a personalised Newcastle United football shirt, by Sir Gary Verity, the chairman of the exhibition.

However, it’s unlikely William will be passing the sweet gift on to his eldest son, as Prince William himself is actually an Aston Villa supporter.

Prince William was in Newcastle to celebrate the Great Exhibition of the North when he was given a black and white striped football shirt with the word George, and number three emblazoned in red on the back – perhaps hinting at his position in the line to the throne.

Polite as ever, Prince William smiled when opening the gift and joked, “Oh my goodness, I don’t know about this.”

He added, “It’s very kind…But this is going to make my football team discussions a lot harder.”

This isn’t the first time William has collected gifts for his young children. For instance, when he visited the International Business Festival in Liverpool and was presented with three personalised satchels for each of his children, he revealed that little Princess Charlotte would be obsessed with it.

The Duke of Cambridge has openly discussed his love of football before – and and has been a devoted Aston Villa fan for some years.

Speaking to the BBC about why and how he chose the team Prince William previously revealed, “A long time ago at school I got into football big-time. I was looking around for clubs. All my friends at school were either Man United 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.”

And Prince William’s football fever clearly rubbed off on Prince George and Princess Charlotte earlier this summer, as the little royals were spotted having a kick around in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

Prince William has also joked that he would love his children to play more football as well as his other huge passion, tennis.

FROM: GoodToKnow, our sister site. Written by Jessica Ransom. 

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