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Avid football fan Prince William reveals real reason he supports Aston Villa

PRINCE William has revealed why he supports Aston Villa.

The prince, an avid football fan and President of the FA, has always raised eyebrows in footy circles for his choice of club.

Prince William has revealed why he supports Aston Villa

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Prince William has revealed why he supports Aston VillaCredit: PA:Press Association
Wills took his whole family to watch Villa play Norwich City in October 2019

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Wills took his whole family to watch Villa play Norwich City in October 2019Credit: Reuters

Wills, 41, has never lived in Birmingham and there is no family affinity to Villa passed down through the royal generations.

But he revealed the reason while chatting life-long Wrexham fans, brothers Trevor and Alan Roberts, 73 and 76, on his trip to the Racecourse ground yesterday.

He said: “A good friend took me to my first game when I was yea high, it was when Paul Merson was playing for them.

“When we got relegated it made me want to support them even more, but it’s emotional and it hurts.”

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During an interview in 2015 before Villa’s FA Cup final against Arsenal, the Prince of Wales claimed: “A long time ago at school I got into football big time.

“All my friends were Chelsea or Manchester United fans and I didn’t really want to follow the run-of-the-mill team,” he said.

“I wanted to have a team that was more mid-table that could give me more emotional rollercoaster moments. Aston Villa has always had a great history.”

Wills took his whole family to watch Villa play Norwich City in October 2019.

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