Prince William visits Midlands

The Duke of Cambridge is touring a number of venues in the region, including meeting families affected by disturbances in Birmingham two years ago.

Villa fail to hit the net for Prince's first game

Aston Villa failed to pull out a winning performance for their Royal fan, treating the heir to the throne to just a nil-nil draw in the home game against Sunderland.

Prince William in his Villa jacket
Prince William in his Villa jacket Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

Lifelong supporter Prince William took a seat at Villa Park for the first time today, though he has seen the team play before.

He went to Wembley to witness the club's victory over Bolton during the FA Cup semi-final in 2000.

The Prince reacts to the action on-pitch
The Prince reacts to the action on-pitch Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

The Prince could be seen shouting support to the players, and reacting to some of the action on-pitch.

Calling out support for the team
Calling out support for the team Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

Prince William makes his first visit to Aston Villa

Lifelong fan Prince William has taken a seat for the first time at Villa Park for the home game against Sunderland today.

Prince William reacts to the action on-pitch
Prince William reacts to the action on-pitch Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

Although it is the Prince's first visit to the stadium, he has seen the team before, heading to Wembley for the club's victory over Bolton at Wembley in 2000 during the FA Cup semi-final.

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Prince William visits motorcycle show in Birmingam

The Duke of Cambridge at the show in Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre Credit: PA

The Duke of Cambridge has indulged his love of motorbikes with a visit to Britain's biggest bike show in Birmingham.

Prince William astonished thousands of bike fans at Motorcycle Live who crowded round to watch and take pictures of the royal as he sat astride a variety of models.

Eager members of the public film the Duke of Cambridge. Credit: PA Wire

The Duke has been a keen biker from a young age and currently owns a 1199cc Ducati.

Prince William was presented with a gift for his son Prince George. Credit: PA Wire

William jokes about 'Livin' On A Prayer' performance

The Duke of Cambridge meets school children as he leaves St Basil's Charity project in Birmingham.
The Duke of Cambridge meets school children as he leaves St Basil's Charity project in Birmingham. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Prince William was reminded of his surprise performance with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on Tuesday as he visited a Birmingham homeless shelter run by the charity St Basil's.

William grabbed headlines as he and the pop stars sang a rendition of "Livin' On A Prayer" at an event at Kensington Palace in aid of charity.

Prince William duets with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift
Prince William duets with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

His hosts in Birmingham were quick to remind him of his unplanned performance, with one urging him: "You haven't rapped yet?"

William laughed: "I draw the line there."

Pictures and video: Prince William sings with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift.

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Duke of Cambridge visits Birmingham homeless shelter

Prince William Credit: ITV News Central

The Duke of Cambridge has praised the work being done to help young people at risk of ending up living on the street during a visit to a homeless shelter in Birmingham.

The facility - part of a network of centres in the Midlands - offers a safe, supported environment, accommodation and access to training and education, and the Duke told his hosts he was "bowled over" by the charity's work after meeting the young residents.