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William: 'Break a window and answer to the Queen'

Prince William has joked that anyone who smashes a window during the upcoming football match at Buckingham Palace will have to answer to his grandmother.

The famous landmark will host its first ever football match between two of England's oldest amateur clubs later today, as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.

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FA prepares to honour 150 grassroots volunteers

The Football Association is preparing to honour over 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport at a special event at Buckingham Palace today.

The event, organised as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations, is being hosted by the Duke of Cambridge while former players including Michael Owen will also attend.

Seats reserved for the Duke of Cambridge and former England striker Michael Owen. Credit: FA/Twitter

The recipients were chosen for their outstanding contribution to football, including helping to develop the women's game, providing opportunities for disabled players and refereeing.

Buckingham Palace will also host its first ever football match today between two of England's oldest amateur clubs as part of the celebrations.

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Buckingham Palace due to host first football match

Buckingham Palace will host its first ever football match today between two of England's oldest amateur clubs.

The Duke of Cambridge, the president of the FA, has helped organise the event as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Karl Standley, a groundsman at Wembley Stadium, marks out the the lines of a football pitch in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, both based in Chiswick, west London, will play a competitive Southern Amateur League fixture in the gardens of the famous landmark.

The Queen gave her permission for the match and Wembley groundsman Tony Stones and his team have worked with the royal household gardeners to create a pitch in the 39-acre garden.

Prince William will host the event and present medals to 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport.

Read: Football pitch marked in grounds of Buckingham Palace

Princess Anne at Harewood House

Intimate family portrait of the Queen
Intimate family portrait of the Queen Credit: Calendar News

On her second day in the region Princess Anne will visit Harewood House to view their latest exhibition. It features intimate portraits of the Queen throughout her life to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. The Princess Royal will also visit Keighley Civic Centre, a brewery and an ice-cream parlour.

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