5 May 2021
The Duke of Cambridge visited his favorite soccer club in the West Midlands of England on Tuesday to open a new training center and chat with players and staff. Prince William is a longtime supporter of the club, Aston Villa. During the visit to Villa Park, he joked with players and heard about the team's outreach program, which has been helping the local community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The prince paid tribute to the father of the club's Head Coach, Dean Smith, who died after contracting COVID-19. Prince William is a keen soccer fan and also President of the Football Association, the governing body of the sport in the UK.
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