'God save Gangan': Prince George sings national anthem as England take on Germany
Prince George had an after school treat on Tuesday as he was taken by his parents to watch England win against Germany at Wembley Stadium.
The seven-year-old future king accompanied his father, the Duke of Cambridge, and his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, dressed smartly in a suit and tie, and with his blonde hair neatly parted at the side.
He sat in between his parents and was shown briefly during the national anthem. Although he looked nervous during the match, he was pictured celebrating as England scored two goals to cement their place in the quarter finals.
After the match, the Duke and Duchess's official Twitter account shared a picture of their celebrations with the message: "Incredible performance, England!"
George attends Thomas's in Battersea, as does his sister Charlotte. Their younger brother Louis is at nursery at Willcocks in Kensington.
Incredible performance @England!#GERENG pic.twitter.com/QLOIJ9Ihn6
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 29, 2021
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William, who is president of the Football Association, also wore a suit, while Kate chose a red jacket from Zara, and a white top, a nod to the colours of the England flag.
David Beckham was seated near to the royals, and he chatted briefly with William as they arrived. Singer Ed Sheeran was also near to them, next to Beckham.
William and Kate took George and Charlotte to a football match in October 2019, where they watched William's team Aston Villa play Norwich City.
George excitedly celebrated the Villa goals during their 5-1 win, but William later revealed in a BBC documentary that he was subdued during the match because they were sat with Norwich fans.
The oldest Cambridge child was pictured in an England jersey in images shared to mark his sixth birthday.
He turns eight on 22 July.
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William made a quick dash back to London from Scotland, where earlier on Tuesday he visited the team building HMS Glasgow, of which his wife Kate has been announced sponsor.
He accompanied his grandmother, the Queen, on a visit to AG Barr's Irn-Bru factory on Monday, but popped by the BAE Systems yard in Govan, Glasgow alone, to see how the team is building the City Class Type 26 frigate.
He said: "My family’s affection for the Royal Navy is well known, and, as I saw the work taking place here today, I was thinking of my grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh. He would have been fascinated and excited to see such advances in skills and technology being put into practice."
He later added: "Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of my wife Catherine as sponsor of the superb ship we see taking shape outside – HMS Glasgow. I know that Catherine will be delighted to join you here in Glasgow for the naming ceremony in due course."
He arrived back in London to take his wife and son to the football bearing gifts for all three of his children.
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As he left, William had been given three wooden models of Royal Navy warships for George, Charlotte and Louis to paint.
Thomas Augaitis, who built the models with a fellow apprentice, said: "The duke said it was going to get messy and he wanted the kids to be gentle with them so they didn’t break."
The match at Wembley on Tuesday evening is part of the pilot scheme to return to mass events, and 40,000 supporters have tickets to be inside the stadium.
Tuesday's round of 16 match may have helped with tough memories for England fans. Germany have knocked England out of the 1970, 1990 and 2010 World Cup as well as the Euro 96 semi-finals, when current boss Gareth Southgate missed the crucial spot-kick in the shoot-out.
However Southgate will be redeemed in their eyes following a 2-0 victory, with goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.