The Duke of Cambridge has been outspoken in his support of Aston Villa. Pictures from Villa’s Carabao Cup match against Chelsea showed William in the stands cheering his team on. In the 64th minute of normal time, pictures show the royal roar with approval as the Villians equalised against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The match ended 1-1, with Chelsea and Aston Villa going to penalties.
In a dramatic shootout, Aston Villa missed two penalties before a Chelsea miss and penalty save allowed them back into the mix.
However, William’s Aston Villa missed their last spot kick, seeing them lose 4-3 on penalties to Chelsea.
Speaking to former footballer Peter Crouch on BBC Sounds’ ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’ in 2020, William said he was desperate not to be like his school friends in supporting Manchester United.
He said he became an Aston Villa fan at 11 years old, when he watched the side face Bolton in the FA Cup.
The Duke said at the time: “I sat there among all the Villa fans and I loved it. I thought the atmosphere was great.
“I felt a real connection with the club. I felt Villa was a very proud Midlands club and it felt very special.
“Only in the last few years have I got a grip of Villa as my real team and I watch them a lot and I get into the stats.”
William’s night in Stamford Bridge comes as BBC One aired a documentary commemorating the late Duke of Edinburgh.
Philip died on April 9…