Prince William on Monday had a chance to show off football skills on the specially prepared pitch at the Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Cambridge while speaking just before the first official football match at Palace said, "I cannot tell you how excited I am that we will be playing football on my grandmother's lawn. One warning, though: if anyone breaks a window, you can answer to her."
Prince William, the heir to the British throne, is President of the English Football Association (FA), a role he admits is an extension of a personal passion.
"The beautiful game has changed an awful lot during the queen's reign, but it remains the most loved game in the country, most probably the world," he said.
He describes football as "a chance to escape with friends and family and enjoy its virtues - teamwork, competition, endeavor and, more occasionally on my part, skill."