The 35-year-old Duke of Cambridge hosted a reception at Kensington Palace on Thursday to wish the England Lionesses good luck in the 2017 Women's Euro. He also graciously joined the girls' football team from the Wildcats Girls' Football program for a quick game of soccer.
The event coincided with the FA's Football Week that begins on Sunday, which aims to raise the profile of women's soccer. During his time with the athletes, William, who is the president of the Football Association, got a chance to play goalie with the young Wildcats players, who seemed to be enjoying kicking the ball around with the royal.
"?The Duke takes a turn in goal during a kick-about with a team from the Wildcats Girls' Football programme." the Kensington Palace wrote alongside a video of the Duke being the goalie. "The programme aims to inspire girls aged 5-11 to get involved in football, gain skills & develop a lifelong love of sport. HRH, joined by the @Lionesses, had a chat and play with the girls team – hoping to inspire them to be next generation of footballers."
The royal family had a busy Thursday. Prince Harry attended the Dunkirk premiere in London and met with Dunkirk veterans who shared their experiences of serving in World War II. Meanwhile, Kate Middleton attended the opening of London's Natural History Museum's new Hintze Hall.