With their father Prince William being the President of the Football Association, it’s no surprise that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are soccer fans. And much like the rest of the globe, the young Cambridge children have caught a case of World Cup fever. Over the weekend, Kate Middleton’s son, four, and daughter, three, were seen playing soccer with some friends at the gardens outside Kensington Palace, according to the royal blog Royally Will & Kate.
VIEW GALLERY George and Charlotte were spotted playing soccer outside Kensington Palace Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have previously opened up about their kids’ love of the sport. Earlier this year, Kate revealed that George and Charlotte own Aston Villa kits — the Birmingham-based team which Prince William supports. During a trip to Coventry, a nine-year-old student named Brian Mulonbi shared: "Kate told me that George and Charlotte love putting on Villa kits. I told her I am an Arsenal fan, so I don't really like Villa kits," to which the Duchess jokily replied: "I have to be loyal to my husband!"
Back when Charlotte was 17-months-old, Prince William revealed that his daughter was showing good potential to be a future soccer player. "Charlotte is the one who shows more aptitude [for soccer],” he said during a chat with the England women's team captain, Steph Houghton, and her teammate Jill Scott. "George is sort of getting into it slowly, but Charlotte is showing more aptitude…They're great."
VIEW GALLERY Prince William is an avid soccer fan and President of the Football Association Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
Even while on his historic royal tour of the Middle East, Prince William has been keeping up with the World Cup. Speaking to the press before watching the England-Panama match with his host Crown Prince Hussein, the Duke joked: "On pain of death, please don't tell me the score."