The FA is confident Prince William will remain as chairman through the World Cup despite conflicting loyalties to the Prince of Wales’s new role… with England set to take on the Dragons in Qatar
- The new Prince of Wales has been president of the English Football Federation since 2006
- He is a lifelong fan of Aston Villa and is often seen attending England matches.
- Prince William celebrated with the Lionesses after their victory at the European Championship in July
- Despite following England in football, the Prince supports Wales in Rugby
- The FA is confident that he will remain in the job for the next World Cup.
The FA is confident that the newly ennobled Prince of Wales will remain chairman of the governing body through the World Cup, which will be a potential test of his loyalty when England take on Wales in Qatar.
Prince William has been chairman of the FA since 2006, and although Buckingham Palace has yet to confirm that he will retain the role after inheriting his new title from King Charles III, FA sources are confident he will remain in office for the short term. least.
Unlike his father, Prince William is a huge football fan, having supported Aston Villa since his childhood and regularly attends England matches.
She also visited England’s women’s training camp ahead of this summer’s European Championships and was at Wembley when the Lionesses beat Germany in the final to win the country’s first major trophy in 56 years in July.
The Prince of Wales is expected to remain president of the English Football Association for the time being.
The FA is confident that he will continue to hold the position for the next World Cup in Qatar.
Gareth Southgate’s side will play Wales in their World Cup group, raising a potential conflict of loyalties for the Prince of Wales.
England face Wales in their final Group B on November 29 in a replay of their 2016 European Championship clash in Lens.
Although England won that game, Wales reached the semi-finals under Chris Coleman, prompting Prince William to write a letter of congratulations to the players praising them for going further in the tournament than England.
While Prince William is a fan of England, he supports Wales in rugby.
Prince William’s loyalties may be tested given his new title and his support for Wales in rugby.
She celebrated with the Lionesses after their victory at the European Championships in July.
Sarina Wiegman’s team’s victory gave England their first major trophy in 56 years.