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Man with knife arrested at Buckingham Palace

A man carrying a knife has been arrested trying to enter Buckingham Palace.

A 44-year-old man attempted to enter Buckingham Palace via the north centre gate but was immediately apprehended by police.

The man was searched and found to be in possession of a knife.

He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon.

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William put through his paces in Palace football training

Prince William took part in a training session at Buckingham Palace while the grounds hosted its first ever football match.

The Duke of Cambridge was put through his paces in some of the Queen's Household team's training exercises.

In the historic game, Polytechnic FC beat Civil Service FC by two goals to one.

The Civil Service team presented William with two tiny tops for his son, Prince George - one red and the other white, both with "HRH 1" on the back.

Prince William trains with the Queen's Household team

During the day the Duke of Cambridge, president of the Football Association, donned his boots - a present from England striker Wayne Rooney and embossed with WR10 - but not for the match, instead he joined the Queen's Household team for a training session.

Will's skills: the Prince tries his talents out on the royal grounds. Credit: PA
The royal boot: Prince William hosted the match to celebrate The FA's 150 grassroot heroes. Credit: PA

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Oldest amateur teams prepare for kick off at Palace

England's two oldest amateur football clubs are busy warming up ahead of the first ever football match at Buckingham Palace.

Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, both based in Chiswick West London, are due to play a competitive Southern Amateur League fixture this afternoon.

Wembley groundsmen were tasked with preparing the lawn of the famous landmark for the occasion.

The occasion is part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations. Credit: ITV News/Tim Ewart
The FA honoured over 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport this morning. Credit: ITV News/Tim Ewart

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.

William 'excited to play football on grandmother’s lawn'

In a speech ahead of the first football match at Buckingham Palace, Prince William has said:

I cannot tell you how excited I am that later today we will be playing football on my grandmother’s lawn.

One warning, though: if anyone breaks a window, you can answer to her.

As the president of the FA, William has helped organise the match as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.

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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