Real reason Prince George didn't join dad William to cheer England on in Euros game

Prince William at the England vs Denmark game
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Prince George didn't join his father Prince William to watch the second group stage match between England vs Denmark, with the latter seen cheering on his team and mixing with other royalty. Ten-year-old George - who is a well-known football fan - had to prioritise his education at Lambrook School in Berkshire.

Prince William, who turns 42 today (12 June), was spotted having a laugh with King Frederik X of Denmark in the stands during the game on Thursday, 20 June, which ended in a disappointing draw.

Unlike William, the Danish King brought along his daughter, Princess Josephine, 13, to the match, who was spotted in the stands wearing a red and white striped T-shirt and navy blazer.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (C), accompanied by their parents the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot on September 7, 2022
George, Charlotte and Louis have been pupils at Lambrook School since 2022 -Credit:Getty Images
Prince William at the Euros
Prince William mixed with other royals at yesterday's match in Germany -Credit:Getty

Princess Josephine later posed between William and her father for a photo that was shared on the social media account of the Prince and Princess of Wales. The caption read: "May the best team win", reports the Express.

The Prince of Wales, who is also the president of the Football Association, was among thousands of England fans cheering on the team against Denmark in the second group stage game of the Euros. Kensington Palace confirmed that William would be at the Frankfurt Arena on 20 June, the day before his birthday, to support Gareth Southgate's team.

Prince William, with King Frederik X of Denmark and his daughter Princess Josephine
Prince William shared this photograph to his official Instagram account -Credit:princeandprincessofwales/Instagram

Before the tournament, Prince William dropped by to wish the England squad luck as they set off for Germany. He made a surprise visit to St George's Park, where he handed out shirts to the thrilled team members.

Prince George stole the show when he joined his dad at the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium last month, witnessing Manchester United's thrilling win over rivals Manchester City.

A passionate football fan, William also often takes George to cheer on Aston Villa at their home ground, and they were there to celebrate when Villa beat Lille OSC in the Europa Conference League.

Back at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, Prince George is with his siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, while their mum Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, continues her treatment. Despite battling cancer, Kate, also 42, attended the Trooping of the Colour on 15 June for King Charles's official birthday.

Prince George and Prince William share a light moment during the FA Cup Final at Wembley 2024
Prince George and his father Prince William both love the game -Credit:Alamy Live News

There had been speculation about her appearance, but Kate, who has been maintaining a low profile after courageously disclosing her cancer diagnosis, confirmed she would be present in a heartfelt statement.

Kate opened up about her challenging journey with chemotherapy, admitting she has "good days and bad days" and is "not out of the woods yet".

Kate candidly shared that the treatment can sometimes leave her feeling "weak and tired". However, when she's up to it, she can concentrate on the things that bring her happiness and has even started "to do a little work from home".

Although she won't be resuming full-time duties just yet, Kate does feel well enough now to commit to a few public engagements this summer.