Kate Middleton and Prince William Played Soccer in Northern Ireland, and the Duchess Is Actually Really Good
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are probably *so* jealous right now. Their royal parents played soccer with—gasp!—other kids today while on a two-day tour in Northern Ireland. And we have to say: Kate Middleton has some serious skills with the soccer ball. (English Premier League: Are you listening?)
We mean, look at that block. (Do they call it that in soccer football?!) Also, the duchess was sprinting with her long antelope legs, so she's definitely in it to win it (and we like to think competitive Kate is the most fun to be around).
The Cambridges visited Northern Ireland for a two-day tour of Belfast, Fermanagh and Ballymena. Today’s visit to Windsor Park football stadium, home of the Irish Football Association (IFA), is in partnership with Shooting Stars, an organization that encourages young girls to play football, and Ahead of the Game, which works to support clubs and volunteers when dealing with mental health issues.
The @OfficialIrishFA?s ?Shooting Stars? programme encourages young girls to play football, and works to support clubs and volunteers when dealing with mental health issues ? The Duchess of Cambridge joined in games with the team at Windsor Park. #RoyalVisitNI pic.twitter.com/twQTPnggnU? Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 27, 2019
For security reasons, Kensington Palace didn't announce the visit prior, according to the British papers, since the trip takes place during ongoing Brexit debates in which Northern Ireland plays a key role. Though it's a two-day stay, tomorrow's schedule won't be released ahead of time for the same reason.
The royal mom of three looked appropriately sporty in a Barbour jacket, Ralph Lauren sweater and black skinny jeans for the kick-around.
So, does this mean George is going to be a little football star? (If he's got his parents' sporty genes, it's basically destiny.)