Prince William calls the Duchess of Cambridge his ‘missus’ in banter-filled football chat with Gary Lineker ahead of FA Cup Final

The royal will be presenting the trophy to the winning captain on Saturday

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What to do when you’re a member of the royal family stuck in a lad-centric chat with a sporting great about football?

Make like a true fan and employ some grade A pub banter, of course.

Prince William caught up with Gary Lineker for a special BBC interview ahead of the FA Cup between Aston Villa and Arsenal on Saturday, where he’s charged with the task of presenting the trophy to the winning captain.

He joked that randomly selecting Aston Villa to support when he was a child was “a bad idea”. “I’m nervous now,” he said. “I’m terrified. I’ve had plenty of Gunner fans come up to me and say, just you wait next week.”

On whether he’d be taking young Prince George to Villa Park any time soon, he said: “I don’t know, I’ll have to pass that by the missus, see how I can get away with it!”

“At the moment, being only 22 months, it’s a little bit early.”



However, he says, he will be encouraging his heir to support the team.

“The responsible thing would be to say, to let him make his own mind up, but I think I might be quite biased,” he said.

“I haven’t quite worked out how to play that yet. But, of course he can support whoever he wants, but if he supports Villa, it’d be fantastic. I’d love to go to the odd match with him in the future.”

Of course, Prince William isn't the only high profile person who has admitted to supporting Villa. Once they remembered that they supported Villa and not West Ham, that is.