No Royal in the Red Wall? HRHs have only attended England football matches this century
The Royals have not attended a football match played by a home nation other than England this century.
The last person to attend a Wales football match was Prince Andrew in 2009 in Azerbaijan, prior to their World Cup qualifying match in Baku – but he did not stay to watch them play.
According to figures compiled by the Scottish National, the royals have attended more England football games in the past two weeks than they have matches played by Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland combined in the past two decades.
At Euro 2020, Prince William has so far attended two England games, against the Czech Republic in the group stages and Germany in the round of 16.
The lack of Royal attendance is no reflection of their success in major tournaments as in that time both Wales and England have this century only ever reached as far as the semi-final of a Euros or World Cup. No Royal attended Wales’ quarterfinal or semi-final at Euros 2016.
The most recent record of a Royal attending a match by a home nation apart from England came in 1998 when Prince Edward watched Scotland’s World Cup game against Norway.
Prince William is the president of the Football Association, a role he has held since 2006 according to the royal.uk website. It adds: “Within this role, he has supported the provision of world-class facilities for our national team.”
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