Prince William Shows Off His Competitive Side in New Video from Kensington Palace

Prince William might not be the best at tennis (like his wife), but when it comes to soccer football, he's not afraid to show off his competitive side.

The Duke of Cambridge launched the Heads Up campaign yesterday and played a friendly eight-person game of table football, aka foosball. Kensington Palace posted a video of the event on Instagram and it seems Prince William did not hold back while facing off against England's best athletes.

The video showcased the duke playing with Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa and Chelsea FC Women's Fran Kirby. He also spoke to attendees about the importance of this new campaign.

"It's a big deal to have a real talking point and focus over two weekends of the sport throughout all the leagues in this country," he expressed. "If we can use the power of football to bring people together to have a really big conversation on mental health then that can only help people who are still struggling, people who are still suffering, people who still feel they can't talk about their mental health as well as they can."

The post also highlighted some of the players' views on the new initiative and emphasized the importance of discussing mental health within sports. "My mum passed away when I was 14. It wasn't for a while until I realized how important it was to talk to someone about it. It changed my life," said Kirby.

William also spent the event chatting with athletes, managers and football fans to bring awareness to this cause. The Heads Up Campaign aims to highlight the power of starting a conversation and normalizing it with the use of football.

We're glad to see the duke shedding light on a very important issue.

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