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Prince of Wales meets England coach to discuss preparations for World Cup

05 Oct 2022 2 minute read
Prince William. Picture by Jonathan Brady / PA

The Prince of Wales has met privately with the coach of the England football team to discuss his team’s preparations for the World Cup – where they will play Wales.

Prince William met with England football manager Gareth Southgate to discuss the players’ “technical and mental” preparations ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, according to the Telegraph newspaper.

Southgate is finalising preparations for next month’s World Cup and William, who is president of the Football Association, spent 15 minutes in private with the Three Lions boss.

The meeting was part of a trip to St George’s Park to mark the National Football Centre’s 10th anniversary, and part of a series to showcase the areas Prince William will continue to focus on in his new role.

Wales and England meet in Group B’s final fixture at Doha’s Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on November 29.

But William remains “avidly committed” to his role with England’s footballing team and will “remain a regular fixture cheering on England” despite taking on the honourary title of Prince of Wales, according to the Telegraph newspaper.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: “St George’s Park continues to deliver on the vision we set out 10 years ago to provide consistent world class support for our England teams.

“Since St George’s Park opened, our teams have won 12 tournaments, and we are confident that our best-in-class facilities, coaching and learning will support more success for future generations.

“Our investment supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England and the National Lottery continues to drive success for the English game.”


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Tawelwch
Tawelwch
1 month ago

Why is this non-story being featured on a supposedly Welsh news site?

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago

William is doing what he should be doing in his role as President of the English FA and he CAN do whilst carrying around his English titles. After all he is English. What he should not be doing by November 29th is carrying the title Prince of Wales. On that day, he cannot adopt a neutral position saying ‘may the best team win’. That would surely compromise his role and we all know who he would want to be winning the game so the insult will be compounded.

David Zenati-Parsons
David Zenati-Parsons
1 month ago

Happy Days the English Lad should support his team, let’s face it we don’t want him anywhere near the Welsh squad. #IndyWales may have a new supporter #YesCymru the Telegraph would have a fit and we could keep our electricity to reduce our bills.

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago

Hes Englands version of Michael Sheen, but not as good.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago
Reply to  Gareth

Michael Sheen is a beacon of light compared to 1 watt William. Besides Sheen having dazzling flare he’s got way more hair.

Mawkernewek
1 month ago

Why is nation.cymru accepting the title Prince of Wales for William? This would appear to be showing pro-monarchy bias.

Dr John Ball
Dr John Ball
1 month ago
Reply to  Mawkernewek

I’m not sure N C is showing bias, it does its best to be neutral.
However, I do agree that none of the media should be using this title, to which of course William has no right.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Prince William can support England all he likes. After all he is English born & inbred. Just don’t appear at any Wales football or rugby internationals with your grinning wife. We don’t want you there slow clapping when we win.

Kate Gibson
Kate Gibson
1 month ago

The title Prince of Wales is antiquated and serves no purpose. It provides no benefit for the people who live, work and raise their families in Cymru. William is English through and through no matter how much the publicity machine tries to pretend and spin it otherwise.

Marc Davies
Marc Davies
1 month ago

If you have to talk about him – heaven forbid – please call him by his name, William Windsor, rather than the imposed title, the so-called ‘Prince of Wales’.

David Charles pearn
David Charles pearn
1 month ago

World class support, all they need now is a World class team 🤪.

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