Prince William’s advice to the England football team came from Prince Louis

Ordinarily, I don’t find English footballer Harry Kane all that “hot,” but standing next to Prince William, Kane really does look quite sexy. Such is the fate of every guy named Harry – compared to William, you’re always going to come out ahead. These are photos from Monday, where William visited Team England’s training camp at the national football center. The visit was timed because the UEFA European Football Championship (aka The Euros) starts on Friday in Germany. William is the Football Association president, so he was wishing the team well, plus visiting with some of the kids doing various programs at the training center. He gave Team England some advice, straight from Prince Louis, who William absolutely saw on Monday morning.

The Prince of Wales had some very important advice from his youngest son Prince Louis to deliver to the England football team on Monday morning. The Prince of Wales, who is the president of the FA, visited the England men’s football team to wish them good luck ahead of the UEFA European Football Championship, sharing advice from Prince Louis to “eat twice the amount” during the tournament.

Travelling to St George’s Park, the national football centre in Burton upon Trent, Prince William met the squad and spoke with coach Gareth Southgate ahead of their first match against Serbia on Sunday.

“I was on the school run this morning with the children and I said, ‘What shall I say to the England team today?'” he said. “The best bit of advice I got to ask you was to eat twice the amount you normally would eat. So I then had visions of all of you running around with massive great tummies and loads of stitches on the pitch so I think maybe take my youngest’s advice with a pinch of salt.”

He presented shirts to each of the 26 players selected for the Euro 2024 team and heard from their coach about their preparations for the tournament. England, who were beaten 1-0 by Iceland in their final warm-up friendly on Friday, will first face Serbia in Germany on Sunday night.

[From Hello]

Who is William if he’s not reminding everyone that he does the fakakta school run as often as possible? I’m shocked that he managed to do the school run AND visit the training center on the same day. Just a reminder – Louis hasn’t been seen in public since Christmas. Neither has Charlotte. In all of the talk about whether or not the Princess of Wales will make it to Trooping the Colour, I have my doubts that all three of the Wales kids will be on the balcony this coming Saturday.

Also: I wonder if William is planning to go to Germany for any of England’s matches? My guess is that if the team makes it far into the tournament – maybe quarterfinals or semis? – he’ll try to go. Which brings up the issue of how he failed to show up for the Lionesses when they made the World Cup final last year.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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51 Responses to “Prince William’s advice to the England football team came from Prince Louis”

  1. Barbara says:

    Wait, he told a group of adult men that he envisioned them running around with “massive great tummies?” What a dork.

    • Jillian says:

      Truly, he is just so embarrassing

    • The Robinsons says:

      Kate, and her kids will NOT be at the Trooping of Colours.

    • AMTC says:


    • Bad Janet says:

      I hope they laughed and he felt the pain of them laughing at him, not with him.

    • Lucy says:

      What a deeply weird thing to say to adults. Even if it’s something he said to the kids in response and they found it hilarious (the absolutely only sane version I can think of for this story), him not knowing how to frame it for adults is weird. Master statesman and diplomat should be able to do small talk. To make it for adults, could’ve said Luis had that idea and the kids laughed picturing it. But he apparently doesn’t know how to do that reframe? Just every time there’s reporting of his small talk, it’s bizarre.

  2. Andy Dufresne says:

    Lolllll I’m sorry, what?!?

    What 6 year old says that?

  3. Inge says:

    always something negative on others, even his own kids

    • Bad Janet says:

      That’s why I always say the narcissist’s playbook is predictable and boring. No sense of self identity. Everything is about how you’re better than others so it requires constantly reminding others that they’re beneath you – even children.

  4. Tarte au Citron says:

    School Run, Football….Gawd, this man is a yawn in human form.

  5. Badgerette says:

    Wow does that bald egg look tan.

  6. Lia says:

    Please stay away Peg, we don’t want you here in Germany!

    Right now I have a lot to do with UEFA and therefore also with the police and public authorities for work (real estate management). When England and Scotland play, we have to take higher security precautions here in the big cities with public viewing, because the fans of both countries (but especially England) are notorious for violent riots. Sad…

    • Here for tea says:

      Scottish fans; notoriously violent? Idon’t f@cking think so! If that’s UEFA ‘s assessment then you are all seriously out of touch and not fit for purpose.

  7. Hypocrisy says:

    I hope they eat double meals now… I’m always Going to cheer for Italy 🇮🇹 after the Meghan flag🤷🏻‍♀️❤️ but looks like England will have to survive Denmark, Slovenia and Serbia to advance.

    • Lia says:

      I thought that too at first, until I found out that Italy has quite a few fans of the British monarchy. I have no idea why… And that’s why William and Kate really wanted to go to Rome.
      And unfortunately Italy has a far right government…

  8. rosa mwemaid says:

    Of course if it had been the Men’s world cup you wouldn’t have been able to keep him away. Says it all.

  9. SussexWatcher says:

    So wait, the team for the Euro cup is ADULTS right? The next king of England thought he was doing a thing by offering grown adult professional athletes advice from a 5yo?! And then went on to say “but then I was imagining you running around with massive great tummies” while he probably laughed hysterically at his own “joke.”

    Are we being punk’d?! How is this reality?! How is the whole of the UK and every CW country not mortified by this absolute clown?!

    No wonder Chuckles isn’t worried about being overshadowed by this loser. He’s like a fcuking toddler.

  10. Neeve says:

    He really believes this school run gives him an excuse for anything. It’s not a crime to not be able to do the school run.

    • TN Democrat says:

      Even if he does the actual school runs (doubtful), he has a full staff (60???) to take care of his every need and whim. And. If the kids are at school, he has at least 6 hours a day to zzzzzooom around in a polluting helicopter and do work events. He talks about the school run like he is actually sitting in classes with his children all day and unable to leave the school. At 6 Louis is already being subtlety belittled publicly by Will-not. The future is here.

  11. Tessa says:

    William probably is living in separate residence from the children. The younger two still have not been seen.

  12. Chaine says:

    Is it just me, or does the football player look weirdly like Prince William but with hair, a beard, and a mustache?

  13. Amy Bee says:

    Did his comms team tell him to mention that he was on the school run? It wasn’t even necessary to say that he was on school run.

  14. The Hench says:

    Incoming: Louis’ advice on dealing with Gaza and solving homelessness in the UK.

    • Tessa says:

      And William would say Louis told me why can’t we all get along.

    • Eurydice says:

      Lol, that was my first thought. OTOH, if Louis is a football fan (if), I can see how a little boy might want his dad to give the team a message.

      • Tessa says:

        He stereotypes the children. He’s never say Charlotte would advise him about sports.

      • SURE says:

        If L is a football fan why did W take G to the football and not L?

      • Hannah1 says:

        A message, perhaps.
        But a six-year-old thinking in terms of ‘advice’??
        Things that did not happen for $100 Alex

      • Eurydice says:

        @Everybody – these are all good points. Maybe Charlotte doesn’t like sports, I don’t know. Maybe they think Louis, barely age 6, is too young to go to a football match, again I don’t know. But I do know that William is a pompous ass – so it’s possible Louis had a little something to say and William puffed it up by calling it advice.

    • Bad Janet says:

      Louis sez, “I said it before and I’ll say it again, there is no room for racism in our society!”

  15. Izzy says:

    “… standing next to Prince William, Kane really does look quite sexy.”

    A bowl of soup looks sexy next to Huevo.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      A pile of fresh steaming dog poo looks sexy sitting next to Huevo. And would certainly be more interesting to talk to.

  16. Over it says:

    Why is it wank is worth so much but yet he can’t seem to afford a lip moisturizer? He could buy boots store brand. Maybe try fenty beauty he ain’t suffering financially. He always looks crusty and dusty and ashen on those lips and around his mouth. What gives ?

  17. Midnight@theOasis says:

    Why is he always pointing or waving his fingers at people’s faces? So rude and annoying. No question Louis was mimicking Baldy when he waved his finger in Kate’s face.

  18. Sunday says:

    Louis and Charlotte’s attendance on Saturday is the crux for me – IMO they can explain away Kate’s absence easily enough, but in my mind there’s not a single reason why the two youngest children shouldn’t be on that balcony. Even if you believe that their mother is very ill, surely keeping them isolated from even big family events just compounds the trauma rather than alleviating it.

  19. Lindsay says:

    Who knew his adult fate would be resembling an egg.
    A large egg.
    His egg head currently resembles a brown egg because of the tan.
    His center yolk is poisonous and not all that dissimilar to his father’s center.
    It’s got to absolutely suck to have it all only to look at any reflective surface and constantly be reminded of his fate. 🪞

  20. Lau says:

    According to the DM and Kane himself William is planning to go :
    No surprise here, the only thing his people can convince him to go to are football games.
    Also I know that he is president of the English league but the fact that he didn’t have a word to say to the Scottish team is wild.

    • Bad Janet says:

      * men’s football games. Because he can’t even drag himself to championship games for the English women.

      The Scots, Welsh, and Northern Irish are probably just as happy to not have him show up or say anything, but it is still extremely dismissive, and nicely exemplifies WHY they wouldn’t want his fake support.

  21. BeanieBean says:

    Wait, he gave this ‘advice’ to the adult footballers, or the kids? I find it interesting that this is the only talking point from his staff that he can remember: school run. School run! Say it after me, William, ‘schoooool ruuuunnnn’. Every answer to every question, ‘school run’.

    • Iolanthe says:

      Those kids are not at school. Not anywhere without a minder to see that nobody asks them questions. You can’t make a kid Louis ‘ age play act and pretend so it’s best to keep him out of sight. With Charlotte for company . They are wherever Kate is

  22. Cassie says:

    Old William looks very well and happy at the moment .

    It’s like things are turning out just the way he wants them ,

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