Prince William was welcomed by West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady, William joked: ‘Right colours, wrong team.’
Prince William and Kate visit West Ham’s London Stadium as Hammers present them with replica shirts for George and Charlotte
Prince William and Harry visited West Ham’s training ground on Wednesday
The Duchess of Cambridge was also in attendance as they met Mark Noble
William and Kate were handed replica West Ham shirts by the club captain
The shirts were also emblazoned with George and Charlotte’s names
Prince William and Kate visited West Ham’s London Stadium on Wednesday as they attended the graduation of 150 sporting apprentices.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, were pictured meeting Hammers manager Slaven Bilic, captain Mark Noble and striker Javier Hernandez.
Noble presented William and Kate with two replica West Ham shirts for their young children.
The claret and blue shirts were emblazoned with George and Charlotte’s names and ages, 4 and 2, respectively.
But given that William is a known Aston Villa supporter it’s unlikely the two children will be seen wearing the shirts anytime soon.
As he was welcomed by West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady, William joked: ‘Right colours, wrong team.’
Speaking of his presents, Noble said: ‘It was just a little gift from West Ham really.
‘We know William is an Aston Villa fan – whether they (the shirts) will get put on or not, I don’t know.
‘It’s just a gesture from us to welcome them to the club.’
Before the graduation ceremony William, Kate and Harry, attended a reception to meet key figures who have helped deliver the programme, as well as hearing about future plans for Coach Core.
The scheme, designed by the Royal Foundation, is designed to teach apprentices, aged between 16 and 24, technical sports skills alongside coaching, with an emphasis on employability.
Among the famous faces involved in the sessions was tennis coach Judy Murray, the mother of Andy and Jamie Murray.
She said it was ‘amazing’ for William and Kate to be at the event, adding: ‘For them to be here is a huge inspiration for the young people.’
She said she spoke to the Duchess about her children and how parents can develop coordination skills at a young age, including playing with balloons.
Ms Murray stuck with the theme of West Ham – whose fans sing ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’, adding: ‘I was telling them to try bubbles as well.’
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