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The royal family are known for their love of sport, appearing in the crowds to watch a wide range of tournaments, and when it comes to football they're more than happy to take a shot on goal themselves. Whether it's the matches that Prince William and Prince Harry used to play against each other, or little Mia Tindall joining dad Mike during a charity appearance, check out these incredible photos of the royals playing the beautiful game.
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Prince and Princess of Wales
Ever the competitive couple, William and Kate went head-to-head as they joined a kickabout with youngsters during their Ireland tour in 2019.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Prince George couldn't resist having a little game with his younger sister, Princess Charlotte, as their dad William played in a charity polo match in June 2019. Charlotte got to experience her first football game when Aston Villa played Norwich City at their Carrow Road stadium, not far from the Cambridges' country home, Anmer Hall.
He shoots, but did he score? Prince Harry takes a penalty kick in front of youth squad members at West Ham United's Upton Park ground in 2002.
Prince William gave his best shot during a visit to Spartans FC's Ainslie Park Stadium in Edinburgh in May 2021. The Prince of Wales, who is President of The FA, has previously explained why he supports Aston Villa, despite not being from the Midlands, telling Gary Lineker in 2015 that the decision dates back to his childhood.
The Prince revealed: "A long time ago at school I got into football big time. I was looking around for clubs. All my friends at school were either Man United fans or Chelsea fans and I didn't want to follow the run of the mill teams. I wanted to have a team that was more mid-table that could give me more emotional rollercoaster moments."
The monarch donned his best concentration face as he took a penalty during a visit to Newcastle United's St James Park ground in 2006.
Prince William and Prince Harry
William and Harry used to take part in an annual charity football match at the Queen's Sandringham estate every Christmas. The royal brothers were on the same team in 2015 as they played against household staff.
Mia Tindall enjoyed some father-daughter time with dad Mike back in February as she supported him during a charity football match in Gloucester. The eight-year-old enjoyed a little kickabout of her own on the pitch after cheering on her father from the sidelines.
Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden showed off her skills during her Province walk in Jamtland in May 2019.
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