Prince William Makes Basketball Shot at Outing This Week and Crowd Goes Wild

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Now we all know that Prince William, 41, has some pretty impressive soccer skills (excuse us, football). But who knew the father of three was a good basketball player too?

Last week, the Prince of Wales kicked off his royal walkabout tour to spread awareness about his new initiative called Homewards, which aims to end homelessness in the U.K. 

The last stop on the trip included a surprise visit to the Reach Up Youth facility in Sheffield. According to the official website, the organization aims to create a “safe and secure environment” through recreational activities. 

While at the center, the royal played basketball with the youth members.

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In a new photo posted on the Prince and Princes of Wales’s Twitter account, Prince William, who is wearing a beige blazer and black slacks, is able to make a basketball shot (after two failed attempts).

When the ball finally went inside the basket, the prince threw his arms into the air and cheered and everyone else in the crowd celebrated along with him. Per People, the royal prince said with excitement, “Thank God.”

Prince William had quite a busy week. Before he visited Sheffield, the royal traveled to the Tillydrone Community Campus in Aberdeen, Scotland, to learn about the resources and services offered to members of the community. 

During his visit, the prince had a chance to meet a mother and her child—and that’s when we saw him enter complete dad mode.

In a photo shared on the Homewards IG page, William can be seen smiling and talking to the child while the baby sits on his mother’s lap. The royal dad also had the opportunity to interact with kids of all ages while visiting the community center.

First football and now basketball? Prince William has so many talents.

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