PHOTOS: Prince William Spotted Wearing Wayne Rooney’s Boots In Royal Match. LOOK

PHOTOS: Prince William Spotted Wearing Wayne Rooney’s Boots In Royal Match. LOOK


By Lanre Oguntoyinbo:

Mind the windows! Buckingham Palace hosts its first football match… but what’s William doing wearing Rooney’s boots?

Pitch fit for a king: Polytechnic FC (in blue) play Civil Service FC in a Southern Amateur League football match on a pitch set up in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on Monday afternoon (below)
William trying Rooney’s Boots
Flash: Prince William trains in boots that once belonged to Wayne Rooney – complete with ‘WR 10’ stitching

Duke of Cambridge kicked off the first football match to be played at Buckingham Palace – after warning that any players breaking windows would answer to the Queen.Before kick-off, Prince William got involved in a kickabout and was spotted wearing a bright orange pair of boots… that once belonged to Wayne Rooney.

William helped to organise the match between two of England’s oldest amateur clubs – Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC – who took to the pitch marked out in the Queen’s garden for a competitive amateur league fixture.


William’s boots are a pair of Nike T90s with ‘WR’ stitched into the side and were worn by Manchester United and England star Rooney last season before being given to the Prince as a gift. William now wears them whenever he plays football.

Howard Webb Is the referee of the day



The future King also met referee Howard Webb, who has taken charge of World Cup and Champions League finals and recently held the whistle for the Premier League Manchester derby match.

The Duke was joined by former England striker Michael Owen and FA chairman Greg Dyke and joked with the Polytechnic players: ‘Michael’s available as a super sub’.

The two teams, who play in the senior division one of the Southern Amateur League, warmed up in the autumn sunshine before the match began.

Civil Service FC is the sole surviving club out of the 11 which founded the FA in the Freemasons’ Tavern in Great Queen Street, London, in 1863 and later drafted the 13 original laws of association football. Polytechnic FC was formed in 1875.

The Civil Service team presented William with two tiny tops for his son, Prince George – one red and the other white, both with ‘HRH 1’ on the back. 

The first ever football to be played on the queen’s pitch

It’s only on the royal pitch that Orange squeeze is served at halftime




Earlier, the Duke paid tribute to football’s unsung heroes by honouring 150 grassroots volunteers during a Palace reception.

William, president of the Football Association, presented the hard-working helpers with medals recognising their efforts, part of the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

He told the guests: ‘At its best, football is a powerful force for good in society. ‘It binds people from different backgrounds, communities, faiths and abilities – and gives them a common interest, a unifying identity.’I

I believe, over its 150 years, football has remained a wonderful example of the power of community and of our ability to come together to organise and to enjoy a simple pastime.

‘William joked that if a window was smashed, the footballer responsible would have to face his grandmother.

He said: ‘This magnificent home, Buckingham Palace, is at the heart of the nation, and so there cannot be a more fitting setting to celebrate our national game, and to celebrate all of you.’

Speaking about the Queen, he added: ‘One warning, though: if anyone breaks a window, you can answer to her.’


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By Lanre Oguntoyinbo:

Mind the windows! Buckingham Palace hosts its first football match… but what’s William doing wearing Rooney’s boots?

Pitch fit for a king: Polytechnic FC (in blue) play Civil Service FC in a Southern Amateur League football match on a pitch set up in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on Monday afternoon (below)
William trying Rooney’s Boots
Flash: Prince William trains in boots that once belonged to Wayne Rooney – complete with ‘WR 10’ stitching

Duke of Cambridge kicked off the first football match to be played at Buckingham Palace – after warning that any players breaking windows would answer to the Queen.Before kick-off, Prince William got involved in a kickabout and was spotted wearing a bright orange pair of boots… that once belonged to Wayne Rooney.

William helped to organise the match between two of England’s oldest amateur clubs – Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC – who took to the pitch marked out in the Queen’s garden for a competitive amateur league fixture.


William’s boots are a pair of Nike T90s with ‘WR’ stitched into the side and were worn by Manchester United and England star Rooney last season before being given to the Prince as a gift. William now wears them whenever he plays football.

Howard Webb Is the referee of the day



The future King also met referee Howard Webb, who has taken charge of World Cup and Champions League finals and recently held the whistle for the Premier League Manchester derby match.

The Duke was joined by former England striker Michael Owen and FA chairman Greg Dyke and joked with the Polytechnic players: ‘Michael’s available as a super sub’.

The two teams, who play in the senior division one of the Southern Amateur League, warmed up in the autumn sunshine before the match began.

Civil Service FC is the sole surviving club out of the 11 which founded the FA in the Freemasons’ Tavern in Great Queen Street, London, in 1863 and later drafted the 13 original laws of association football. Polytechnic FC was formed in 1875.

The Civil Service team presented William with two tiny tops for his son, Prince George – one red and the other white, both with ‘HRH 1’ on the back. 

The first ever football to be played on the queen’s pitch

It’s only on the royal pitch that Orange squeeze is served at halftime




Earlier, the Duke paid tribute to football’s unsung heroes by honouring 150 grassroots volunteers during a Palace reception.

William, president of the Football Association, presented the hard-working helpers with medals recognising their efforts, part of the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

He told the guests: ‘At its best, football is a powerful force for good in society. ‘It binds people from different backgrounds, communities, faiths and abilities – and gives them a common interest, a unifying identity.’I

I believe, over its 150 years, football has remained a wonderful example of the power of community and of our ability to come together to organise and to enjoy a simple pastime.

‘William joked that if a window was smashed, the footballer responsible would have to face his grandmother.

He said: ‘This magnificent home, Buckingham Palace, is at the heart of the nation, and so there cannot be a more fitting setting to celebrate our national game, and to celebrate all of you.’

Speaking about the Queen, he added: ‘One warning, though: if anyone breaks a window, you can answer to her.’


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