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Prince William has said Wembley's staging of the Champions League final would inspire through its "excellence".
Addressing delegates at UEFA's 37th annual congress, the Duke of Cambridge declared himself "first and foremost" a football fan and expressed his pride that the country was hosting the Champions League final during the year of the 150th anniversary of the FA.
"It is a great honour for us, the English FA, to host not just this prestigious congress, but of course - the real excitement - tomorrow's Champions League final.
"Events like tomorrow's match are hugely important because they inspire through their excellence.
Prince William has backed Bayern Munich to win this Saturday's Champions League Final against Borussia Dortmund 2-0.
The Duke of Cambridge, who is at the UEFA congress where he will address senior football figures, said: "My money is on Bayern Munich 2-0".
Before making his address to the UEFA congress Prince William will have a private meeting with president Michel Platini , Fifa president Sepp Blatter and FA chairman David Bernstein.
It is likely to be the first time the Duke has met Blatter since the royal played a role in England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup, joining a delegation in Switzerland in 2010 which included David Cameron and David Beckham, but ultimately failed.
William is likely to make reference to the 150th anniversary of the formation of the FA, celebrated this year, in his speech.
Prince William will welcome football officials from across Europe to the UEFA Congress in London today, where anti-racism measures are expected on the agenda.
UEFA is also likely to confirm the Europa League winner will be in the Champions League from 2015.