Prince William confession: How Duke shocked Prince George – ’Looked at me in horror’

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Dad-of-three Prince William has confessed he left his children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis shocked this weekend. The Duke of Cambridge is an enthusiastic football fan and revealed how he reacted to his favourite team, Aston Villa’s, win over West Ham last Sunday, when the Birmingham team saved their spot in the Premier League.

Prince William said: “The nerves were the worst I’ve ever known them.

“My children looked at me in horror as I was jumping off the sofa, screaming my head off.”

He added: “It’s very good news that as president of the FA I can hide away until these moments, and I’m not visibly seen because it was one of the most stressful moments of my life, as I imagine every Villa fan felt on that day.”

William made the comments on Saturday, as he hosted a socially distant football viewing in Sandringham as the FA Cup final took place.

The final saw Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1, a result predicted by William.

The 38-year-old Duke of Cambridge said: “I’m thinking 2-1 Arsenal.”

In a post on William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram account, it said: “Congratulations @Arsenal on winning this year’s #HeadsUpFACupFinal!

“The Duke, as President of the FA, was joined today by frontline workers, local fans and Heads Up supporters to watch the #HeadsUpFACupFinal.

“A final that marks the culmination for the #HeadsUp campaign, showcasing how the power of football can kickstart conversations on mental health.”

The post added: ”Thank you to everyone involved in #HeadsUp.”

Heads Up was launched by the FA and charity Heads Together and spearheaded by Prince William.

The campaign aims to “raise awareness, spark conversation and signpost support for those in need, with a crisis text support service established.”

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It added: “While it’s aimed at everyone including players, supporters, friends and families, it’s widely recognised that football is a uniquely powerful way to reach men in particular.

“Men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women, with suicide the most likely cause of death for men under the age of 45.”

Launching the campaign, William said: ”We are here today to take a big step in shattering this silence.

“We are going to use one of the most powerful, unifying forces in our society – football – to start the biggest ever conversation on mental health.”

Prince William recently took part in football legend Peter Crouch’s podcast in support of the campaign.

William said: “We all have mental health, and we all have to stay mentally fit…

“It’s a strength to talk about your mental health, it’s not a weakness.

“You know if you’re not feeling well, something’s bothering you, talk about it – it’s not a problem.”

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