Sporting royalty! New photos revealed of Prince George playing football with his school team

And proud dad Prince William was cheering him on from the sidelines.
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Royal fans are well aware that Prince George is a big football fan.

Now, the eight-year-old son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has been snapped showing off his sporting skills with his school team in new pictures.

In an image shared by royal fan account @hrhduchessofcambridge_ Prince George runs on the pitch dressed in a blue and white striped jersey over a long sleeved top, shorts and bright yellow football boots, deep in concentration.

The third in line to the throne is currently in year four at Thomas’s Battersea School in London.

What’s more, it was revealed that Prince William was watching his eldest son on the sidelines and even stopped to take a photo with the opposing team.

According to Alexander Gee, who took the two photos from the match, the Duke of Cambridge was “very nice to chat and very chilled”.

As a huge football fan, we’re not surprised that William was keen to get amongst the action!

During last year’s European Championships, Prince George made headlines when he attended the England v Germany game with his parents.

Dressed in a suit and tie as per royal box protocol, the eldest Cambridge child cheered enthusiastically when his team scored delighting royal fans.

The trio also attended the final between England and Italy in June and were spotted singing the national anthem, God Save The Queen. However, George looked noticeably upset when his team lost.

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A couple of years prior in 2019, George was spotted going wild at a match between his team Aston Villa and Norwich City.

Along with his parents and younger sister Princess Charlotte, the young prince clapped and cheered at Norwich’s Carrow Road football ground when Aston Villa won in an epic 5-1 victory.

Like father, like son!

in 2019, George was spotted cheering in the stands with his family.

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George’s love of football certainly runs in the family.

As president of the Football Association and a long-time Aston Villa supporter, Prince William has been a footy fan since his school years and was even spotted playing a friendly game on the eve of his wedding to Catherine, who by contrast, reportedly supports Chelsea.

“I was looking around for clubs. 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,” William recalled in 2015 when asked why he supports his team.

“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. Sadly, Villa went on to lose to Chelsea.

“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.”

The Cambridge family love their football.

(Image: Getty)

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