Which football team does Prince William support and why is he cheering on Wales at rugby?

PRINCE William has been a lifelong fan of the sport and has attended numerous major events over the years.

The Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge has been present at major rugby matches, is a patron of Welsh Rugby Union and was known for attending Wimbledon finals and major events during the London 2012 Olympics.

Prince William is regularly spotted attending Aston Villa games

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Prince William is regularly spotted attending Aston Villa gamesPhoto credit: Getty
Prince William was at Aston Villa's playoff win over Derby County, where he watched the game with former striker John Carew

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Prince William was at Aston Villa’s playoff win over Derby County, where he watched the game with former striker John CarewPhoto credit: Reuters

But his real sporting passion is football.

He is FA President and regularly attends games in England.

You would be wrong if you think William supports his father King Charles’ team.

Charles supports Burnley. But when William was younger, he decided to take a different path.

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Who does Prince William support?

William is a supporter of Aston Villa and has been present at many of their games over the past two decades.

Explaining his reasons for supporting Villa, he said he didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of schoolmates who all chose to support Manchester United or Chelsea.

Prince William said: “A long time ago I got big into football at school. I looked around for clubs.

“All my friends at school were either Manchester United fans or Chelsea fans and I didn’t want to follow the wheel of the mill.

“I wanted a team that was more in the middle and could give me more emotional rollercoaster moments.

“Aston Villa has always had a great history. I have friends of mine who support Aston Villa and one of the first FA Cup games I attended was Bolton v Aston Villa in 2000. Unfortunately Villa lost to Chelsea.

“It was fantastic, I sat up with all the fans in my red cap and I sat with all the Brummie fans and had a great time.

“It was the atmosphere, the camaraderie and I really felt like there was something I could relate to.

“People like Paul Merson played and I thought if people like him can play as well as he can, knowing the struggles he was under at the time… that’s a club I can support.

“I was also born in ’82, the year we won the (European) Cup, so I feel like the history and pedigree around Villa has always been very close to me.”

Prince William supported Wales during the 2015 Rugby World Cup as they beat England at Twickenham

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Prince William supported Wales during the 2015 Rugby World Cup as they beat England at TwickenhamPhoto credit: Getty

Which international rugby team does William support?

When it comes to the oval ball, the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge supports Wales.

He is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union and is regularly seen at major international matches.

During the 2015 Rugby World Cup when England and Wales played each other in the same pool, he wore a red Welsh shirt at Twickenham while Harry wore a white England shirt.

Wales won the game 28-25 and the Red Rose were knocked out of their home World Cup a few days later.

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