Prince William wants his son to support Aston Villa
Britain’s Prince William thinks it’d be “fantastic” if his son follows him in supporting Aston Villa.
The 32-year-old royal is set to watch his beloved soccer team take on Arsenal in the FA Cup Final on Saturday (05.30.15) and has revealed he’d love his 22-month-old son to attend “the odd match” with him in the future.
Asked whether he’ll try to influence the team his son supports, Prince William explained: “The responsible thing would be to say, to let [George] make his own mind up, but I think I might be quite biased.
“I haven’t quite worked out how to play that yet. Of course he can support whoever he wants, but if he supports Villa, it’d be fantastic. I’d love to go to the odd match with him in the future.
“It’ll probably end up being that [Princess] Charlotte is the Villa fan and George will go and support someone else!”
Meanwhile, the prince – whose wife the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to their second child on May 2 – also revealed he became a fan of Villa while he was in school.
He told the BBC: “I was looking round for clubs to support and all my friends at school were either Manchester United fans or Chelsea fans.
“I didn’t really want to follow the run-of-the-mill teams, and I wanted to have a team that was more middle of the table, that could give me the more emotional rollercoaster moments. To be honest, now looking back, that was a bad idea … I could have had an easier time!”