Duke of Cambridge misses penalty kick in soccer game
Britain’s Duke of Cambridge missed a penalty kick whilst playing soccer with a group of schoolchildren yesterday (07.12.15).
The 33-year-old royal – who is an ardent follower of Aston Villa – was enjoying a game with a group of kids, but blazed the ball wide of the goal when it was his turn to take a penalty.
Prince William was in the city to visit the Football for Peace initiative, which uses sport to bring together young people from different backgrounds.
Whilst in Birmingham, he also took the time to support a number of other worthwhile projects, including The Diana Award, an anti-bullying charity set up in memory of his late mother.
Meanwhile, Prince William – who also serves as the president of the Football Association – recently attended the England versus France soccer match at London’s Wembley Stadium, days after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
A spokesperson for the prince said it was important the sport sent a “powerful message” to the terrorists.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said at the time: “The game is a chance to pay tribute to the bravery and resolve of the French people and the French team, who were of course affected directly by the attacks.
“Going ahead with the game is a powerful message of Britain’s friendship and partnership with France in the face of people who are intent on dividing societies.”