Prince William Finds Unique Way to Wish England and Wales 'Every Success' in World Cup

The Prince Of Wales To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of St. George's Park
The Prince Of Wales To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of St. George's Park

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Prince William is walking a diplomatic tightrope!

On Monday, the Prince of Wales, 40, wished both England and Wales all the best in the World Cup — and shared his message on Twitter in both English and Welsh.

As President of the Football Association, Prince William is the head of the England soccer scene and is a passionate supporter of that squad, famously taking his son Prince George to the final of the European Championship in July 2021. But as the Prince of Wales (and an ardent supporter of Welsh rugby!), he now has conflicting interests.

About an hour before England kicked off against Iran on Monday, his office at Kensington Palace issued a pair of tweets:

The translation, in Welsh, read:

Just last week, William was put in a tricky position during a visit to Wales when he was asked which team he was supporting.

"I support both. I support England more in the football but Wales in the rugby," he said, according to Wales Online reporter Will Hayward. "When I was growing up, Wales didn't get through to the tournaments. Getting to the World Cup is a big deal, and I'll be supporting Wales through the process."

Prince William (L), Prince of Wales, arrives with Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan Morfudd Meredith to visit the Senedd in Cardiff
Prince William (L), Prince of Wales, arrives with Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan Morfudd Meredith to visit the Senedd in Cardiff

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Welsh actor Michael Sheen called William out after the royal soccer fan wished the 26-player England squad well.

"He can, of course, support whoever he likes and as Pres of FA his role makes visit understandable — but surely he sees holding the title Prince of Wales at same time is entirely inappropriate? Not a shred of embarrassment? Or sensitivity to the problem here?" Sheen wrote on Twitter.

William had a lot to celebrate after both games on Monday. England won their match against Iran and Wales tied with the USA to advance in the competition.

During Wales' game, William tweeted a photo of a Welsh bucket hat, which has become a national symbol of pride, that he was given during his recent visit.

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Prince William, Prince of Wales presents an England shirt to Bukayo Saka at St George's Park
Prince William, Prince of Wales presents an England shirt to Bukayo Saka at St George's Park

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Last Monday evening, William surprised the England soccer squad by handing out commemorative jerseys to the players as they prepared to head to Qatar.