Royals open new FA complex

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are opening the Football Association's new national training complex. William and Kate are being given a tour of the £100 million St George's Park site in Staffordshire.

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St George's Park: In pictures

The Indoor Training Pitch at St George's Park Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
A general view outside the hotel reception at St George's Park Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
David Sheepshanks, chairman of St George's Park, overlooks the England Training Pitch Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Groundstaff prepare for the Royal visit Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
St George's Park's hotel reception Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
England pictures on the wall in Hotel bar Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
The Hydrotherapy suite has a main pool, ice bath and Jacuzzi Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
The FA coaching conference Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

William and Kate to open St George's Park

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will open the Football Association's new national training complex today.

William and Kate will be given a tour of the training complex Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

William and Kate will be givena tour of the £100 million St George's Park site in Staffordshire which aims tobe a centre of excellence for training football coaches.

The royal couple will step onto a practice pitch to meet England manager Roy Hodgson and his squad who arepreparing for their 2014 World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Friday.

Hope Powell, England women's national coach, and a number of players from the England women's team will also meet the Duke - the FA's president - and his wife during their tour.

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