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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 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. 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 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."


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.

Leicester young people to meet Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge will meet thirty young people, including two from Leicester, who carry an award set up in his mother's memory for their immense impact on society.

The Diana Award empowers thousands of young people to tackle social issues that affect other young people using a peer-led approach.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Credit: Toby Melville/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Is George next in line to be famous Aston Villa fan?

Prince William's ambition to persuade his son George to follow Aston Villa could see the future King join a powerful set of supporters of the Midlands team.

Prince William apparently started supporting Villa at Eton. His role as FA president saw him meet then-Villa winger Ashley Young in 2009. Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment
Prime Minister David Cameron has also been spotted in the stands for several of Villa's away matches in London in recent seasons. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport
Former Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King is a regular at Villa Park and sat next to then-England manager Fabio Capello in 2011. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
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