In addition to being the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has another VERY prestigious title. President of England's Football Association!
The royal father is planning on bringing soccer to Buckingham Palace for the very first time to celebrate the FA's 150 year anniversary and to also honor some of the volunteers who have dedicated their time to the sport!
Prince William will be presenting medals to 150 volunteers and says the match-up is meant to honor their hard work and dedication:
"In our 150th year, it is hugely important for The FA to honour the efforts of the many thousands of volunteers who week in, week out, help to provide the opportunity for millions more people to enjoy football at grassroots level. Inviting 150 of these volunteers to Buckingham Palace provides a fitting way for The FA to pay tribute and give thanks."
That sounds like a pretty awesome way to say "thank you," if you ask us!
The match-up will take place on October 7th and will feature two of the league's oldest teams: Civil Service FC, which was one of the original founding teams back in 1863, and Polytechnic FC, which was formed in 1875.
While Prince William helped put the whole thing together, he still had to get permission from Queen Elizabeth to use the royal venue, so you know it's legit!
[Image via Daniel Munoz/AP Images.]
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