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A gift for the kids! Prince William receives football shirts for George, Charlotte and Louis

Prince William was in high spirits today when he received a set of football shirts for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during a meeting with players from the England women’s team.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, attended training for the England women’s football team earlier today while visiting their training center in St George’s Park, in Burton-upon-Trent.

During the visit, the royal, who wore an open-collar blue suit, was given shirts for each of his children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

The shirts seemed to be of all ages of the kids.

After getting the shirts, the dad-of-three commented, “Charlotte wants me to tell you she’s really good at the target…a burgeoning star for the future!”

Prince William, 39, was in high spirits today when he received a set of football shirts for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during a meeting with England women's team players

Prince William, 39, was in high spirits today when he received a set of football shirts for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during a meeting with England women’s team players

The duke added: ‘She said, ‘Can you please tell them,’ and I said, ‘Okay, I’ll tell them.’

Posing for a photo with the football shirts in hand, he said: ‘It will look like they signed for the England team.’

Elsewhere, he told captain Leah Williamson that George plays for a local team, adding: “He’s getting very competitive.”

Prince George is said to be an ‘ardent football fan’ and has been seen with his parents at matches in England and Aston Villa, while Charlotte has also been spotted at matches in Norwich.

The Duke of Cambridge attended the England women's football team training session earlier today while visiting their training center in St George's Park, in Burton-upon-Trent.

The Duke of Cambridge attended the England women’s football team training session earlier today while visiting their training center in St George’s Park, in Burton-upon-Trent.

William is also an avid football fan and regularly appears in the stands of Villa Park.

George’s love of football was no secret. The royal family celebrated birthdays with a sports party at Kensington Palace and William said he hopes his eldest son will one day become Villa’s ‘top goalscorer’.

During today’s visit, the Duke was seen chatting with players before being given a tour of the training ground.

He was also seen showing off his own football skills and asking players if he could ‘take a shot’ at scoring a goal.

The royal joked about his hamstrings before saying, “This could go anywhere!”

During the visit to the training ground, the Duke even showed his own football skills when he scored a goal

During the visit to the training ground, the Duke even showed his own football skills when he scored a goal

Prince William looked overjoyed to have scored the goal and threw his hands in the air excitedly

Prince William looked overjoyed to have scored the goal and threw his hands in the air excitedly

His ball was quickly caught by the goalkeeper before they suggested he go again.

After scoring a goal, the father of three celebrated by throwing his hands in the air.

His visit comes as he prepares to move with his family to Adelaide Cottage on Windsor Estate this summer.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly planning to move their family from Kensington, west London, to Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire to be closer to the Queen.

Rebuilt in 1831, Cambridge’s new Grade II listed retreat is just a short walk from St George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle, and proudly sits on the 655-acre Royal Estate in Berkshire.

The royal beamed as he met female players training at the gym alongside England Football Association (FA) chief Mark Bullingham

The royal beamed as he met female players training at the gym alongside England Football Association (FA) chief Mark Bullingham

During his visit, the father of three was given a tour of the facilities by head of women's football, Baroness Sue Campbell.

During his visit, the father of three was given a tour of the facilities by head of women’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell.

The Duke opted for a smart navy suit for today's outing, which he paired with a light blue shirt and brown shoes

The Duke opted for a smart navy suit for today’s outing, which he paired with a light blue shirt and brown shoes

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said: ‘The Queen needs more people like William around her.

‘She is often alone, apart from the staff, so William, Kate and her three great-grandchildren will be ten minutes away. The family was very limited in what they could do during the week at Kensington Palace.’

Sources close to the family suggest the Cambridges were keen to be closer to the 96 queen, who has struggled with episodic mobility issues in recent months and also wanted to secure a good school for their three children.

George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four, will be withdrawn from their current preparatory school in Battersea and are all expected to attend school locally when the new academic semester begins in September.

After the tour of the facilities, the Duke chatted with the athletes waiting on the field

After the tour of the facilities, the Duke chatted with the athletes waiting on the field

Prince William spoke to England defender and captain Leah Williamson during a training session

Prince William spoke to England defender and captain Leah Williamson during a training session

The royal, who is an avid football fan, seemed to be in a good mood as he chatted with Leah

The royal, who is an avid football fan, seemed to be in a good mood as he chatted with Leah

The royal, who is an avid football fan, seemed to be in a good mood as he chatted with Leah

Later, the Duke posed for a photo with the England women's football team, holding up gifts for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

Later, the Duke posed for a photo with the England women’s football team, holding up the gifts for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

The move also marks a fresh start for the senior royals and their five-member family as they continue to cement their place among The Firm’s most influential members.

A source told The Sun: ‘Kate and William really wanted a modest home to start their new life in Windsor. Adelaide Cottage fits the bill as it is a four bedroom house and they don’t need them anymore as they don’t have a live-in staff.

‘They had no other requirements than a nice family home close to schools and the Queen.

“They were adamant that they didn’t want anything too flashy or something that needed renovation or extra security so as not to burden taxpayers.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly planning to uproot their family from Kensington, west London, to Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire to be closer to the Queen.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly planning to uproot their family from Kensington, west London, to Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire to be closer to the Queen.

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