Prince William Sends Touching Message to Soccer Player (and Signs with His Unique Signature)

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Prince William, 41, showed his support for England soccer star Dele Alli, who recently opened up about his battle with abuse and addiction, by sending an encouraging letter to him on social media. And to ensure the Everton player knew the heartfelt letter came straight from him, the prince made sure to sign the note with his personal signature.

In a new tweet posted on the Prince and Princess of Wales’s Twitter page, Prince William dedicated a special message to the 27-year-old athlete. 

Paired with a video snippet taken from the sit-down interview Alli conducted with The Overlap, the royal wrote, “Brave and inspirational @dele_official. Discussing mental health is not a sign of weakness. Let’s keep the conversation going.” 

He continued, “We’re all with you and we wish you the very best.” And before the prince ended the message, he made sure to add his one-of-a-kind signature: “W.”

This is certainly not the first time Prince William has signed a letter with his unique marker. Back in May 2022, U.K. soccer star Jake Daniels penned a letter to fans on social media, where he came out as gay. To show his support, Prince William wrote a touching letter on Twitter. 

He said in the tweet: “Football should be a game for everyone. What Jake has done takes courage and will hopefully help break down barriers that have no place in our society. I hope his decision to speak openly gives others the confidence to do the same.” And the prince signed the note with his initial. 

Kind words from the prince.

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