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'On pain of death, please don't tell me' - Prince William avoids score of England v Panama until he can watch it himself

Prince William did not know the score of England’s match against Panama for several hours after the game ended.

The Prince, who is the President of the Football Association (FA), was on an RAF plane for most of the game.

He’d left RAF Brize Norton early on Sunday morning heading for Jordan at the start of a five day tour of the Middle East.

The pilot asked if he wanted to be kept update on England’s performance.

“On pain of death, please don’t tell me,” he joked with the crew.

He had promised to watch the game with his host, Crown Prince Hussein, who is the heir to the Jordanian throne.

And so, despite the technology available to him at every turn in Amman, he avoided finding out the score.

The Duke of Cambridge was met by a guard of honour at the airport. Credit: PA

As the Duke of Cambridge gave a speech at an evening reception in the grounds of the British Ambassador’s Residence, he had managed to get through the entire day without anyone giving the game away.

England might have pulled off their biggest win at a World Cup and secured a place in the final 16 - but William had to wait a few more hours until he could watch the match with his host, Crown Prince Hussein.