Plenty of Aston Villa fans have heaped praise on Prince William on social media following the Duke of Cambridge’s visit to Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training centre.
His Royal Highness, a Villa supporter, formally opened the new ‘high performance centre’ at the club’s base and met a few Aston Villa players along the way, as reported by Birmingham Live.
The Prince spoke to injured star Jack Grealish and striker Wesley Moraes and was shown around by co-chairman Nassef Sawiris and chief executive Christian Purslow.
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William paid a touching tribute to Dean Smith’s father during a speech at Bodymoor Heath and also threw in a quick dig at Birmingham City fans.
The Duke of Cambridge, when talking about receiving coronavirus vaccines, said:
“I can’t think of a cooler place than Villa Park to be vaccinated – unless you’re a Birmingham City fan.”
Villa fans react
@villareport shared those comments on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
Their post received plenty of interaction, with many finding William’s comments on the Blues amusing.
“Pure class your highness”
“Get this man a crown”
“Prince William is a legend”
“Well he ain’t wrong is he”
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