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A gift for children! Prince William receives soccer jerseys for George, Charlotte and Louis

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Prince William was in high spirits today as he received a set of soccer jerseys for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during a meeting with the England women’s team players.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, attended the England women’s soccer team training session during a visit to their training center at St George’s Park, in Burton-upon-Trent today.

During the visit, the royals, who wore a blue suit with an open collar, were presented with T-shirts for each of their children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

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The shirts seemed to have the ages of each of the children on them.

After being presented with the shirts, the father of three commented: “Charlotte wants me to tell you how good she is in goal…a star in the making for the future!”

Prince William, 39, was in high spirits today as he received a set of soccer jerseys for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during a meeting with the England women’s team players.

The duke added: “She said, ‘Can you please tell them that?’

Meanwhile, while posing for a photo in the football shirts, he said: “It will look like they’ve signed for the England team.”

Elsewhere, he told captain Leah Williamson that George plays for a local team, adding: “It gets very competitive.”

Prince George is said to be an “avid football fan” and has been seen with his parents at England and Aston Villa games, while Charlotte has also been seen at Norwich games.

The Duke of Cambridge attended the England women's football team training session during a visit to their training center at St George's Park, in Burton-upon-Trent earlier today.

The Duke of Cambridge attended the England women’s football team training session during a visit to their training center at St George’s Park, in Burton-upon-Trent earlier today.

William is also an avid football fan and is a regular in the Villa Park stands.

George’s love of football has been no secret, as the royals celebrate birthdays with sports-themed parties at Kensington Palace and William says he hopes his eldest son will one day be Villa’s “top scorer”.

The Duke could be seen chatting with the players during today’s visit, before being given a tour of the training ground.

He was also seen showing off his own soccer skills, asking players if he could “try” to score a goal.

The royal joked about his hamstrings before saying, “This could go anywhere!”

During the visit to the training ground, the Duke even showed off his own football skills by scoring a goal

During the visit to the training ground, the Duke even showed off his own football skills by scoring a goal

Prince William seemed delighted to have scored the goal and threw his hands in the air enthusiastically.

Prince William seemed delighted to have scored the goal and threw his hands in the air enthusiastically.

His ball was quickly caught by the goalkeeper, before he was suggested to try again.

After scoring a goal, the father of three celebrated by throwing his hands in the air.

His visit comes as he prepares to move his family to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate this summer.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly keen to move their family from Kensington, west London, to Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire to be closer to the Queen.

Rebuilt in 1831, Cambridge’s new Grade II listed retreat is a short walk from St George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle, and sits proudly on the 655-acre royal estate in Berkshire.

The royal was all smiles as she met players who were working out in the gym alongside English Football Association (FA) president Mark Bullingham.

The royal was all smiles as she met players who were working out in the gym alongside English Football Association (FA) president Mark Bullingham.

During his visit, the father-of-three was given a tour of the facilities by the head of women's football, Baroness Sue Campbell.

During his visit, the father-of-three was given a tour of the facilities by the head of women’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell.

The Duke opted for a smart navy blue suit for today's outing, which he teamed with a light blue shirt and brown shoes.

The Duke opted for a smart navy blue suit for today’s outing, which he teamed with a light blue shirt and brown shoes.

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said: “The queen needs more people like William around her.”

“Very often she is alone apart from staff so she will be delighted that William, Kate and their three great-grandchildren are ten minutes away. The family was very restricted in what she could do during the week at Kensington Palace.

Sources close to the family suggest the Cambridges were keen to be closer to the 96-year-old Queen, who has suffered from episodic mobility problems in recent months, and also to ensure a good school for her three children.

George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four, will be pulled from their current preparatory school in Battersea and are all expected to start school locally when the new academic term begins in September.

After the tour of the facilities, the Duke chatted with the athletes who were waiting on the pitch

After the tour of the facilities, the Duke chatted with the athletes who were waiting on the pitch

During a training session, Prince William spoke with England defender and captain Leah Williamson.

During a training session, Prince William spoke with England defender and captain Leah Williamson.

The royal, who is an avid soccer fan, seemed to be in good spirits as he chatted with Leah.

The royal, who is an avid soccer fan, seemed to be in good spirits as he chatted with Leah.

The royal, who is an avid soccer fan, seemed to be in good spirits as he chatted with Leah.

Later, the Duke posed for a photo with the England women's soccer team, holding gifts for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Later, the Duke posed for a photo with the England women’s soccer team, holding gifts for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The move also represents a new beginning for the senior royals and their family of five as they continue to cement their place among the most influential members of The Firm.

A source told the Sun: ‘Kate and William were very interested in a modest house to start their new lives in Windsor. Adelaide Cottage qualifies because it’s a four-bedroom house and they don’t need more as they don’t have live-in staff.

“They had no other demands than a nice family home close to the schools and the Queen.

“They were adamant they didn’t want anything too flashy or anything that needed renovation or extra security so it wouldn’t be a burden to the taxpayer.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly keen to move their family from Kensington, west London, to Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire to be closer to the Queen.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly keen to move their family from Kensington, west London, to Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire to be closer to the Queen.

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