Prince William has stepped into the row over racism in football, saying there is "sadly more work to do" to eradicate it from the game.
The Duke of Cambridge has vowed to take Prince George to watch his beloved football team, Aston Villa, at Villa Park in the future.
The Football Association is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. ITV News takes a look back at how the FA was formed.
England manager Roy Hodgson and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand have joined Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's England commission.
The appointments were announced a day after FA board member Heather Rabbatts publically criticised Mr Dyke for a lack of diversity on the commission.
The FA can confirm Roy Hodgson and @rioferdy5 have agreed to join The FA Chairman Greg Dyke's England Commission.
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has been criticised over his decision to name an all-white, all-male commission to improve the England team.
Heather Rabbatts, who is an FA board member, has written to other members on England football's governing body criticising the lack of diversity on the commission and saying the FA is letting down black players.
In her letter, she says she has tried to raise the issue privately but there has been a "refusal to understand" her position.
The letter says: "I believe that the lack of proper consultation on the make up of the commission, the fact that no approval was sought from the board...and the lack of diversity, have all meant that the opportunity to lead an informed debate on the future of English players has been damaged.
"I make the comments about diversity not because they are additional to this matter but because they lie at its heart."
Kick It Out, the campaign against racism in football, have backed the FA's statement in support of England coach Roy Hodgson after his half-time joke during a World Cup qualifier against Poland.
The campaigners said they were "pleased" the matter had been investigated swiftly by the FA, adding: "If there has been no complaint on the back of the investigation then the matter can only be deemed as concluded."
Buckingham Palace will host its first ever football match today between two of England's oldest amateur clubs.
The Duke of Cambridge, the president of the FA, has helped organise the event as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.
Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, both based in Chiswick, west London, will play a competitive Southern Amateur League fixture in the gardens of the famous landmark.
The Queen gave her permission for the match and Wembley groundsman Tony Stones and his team have worked with the royal household gardeners to create a pitch in the 39-acre garden.
Prince William will host the event and present medals to 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport.
Northwich Victoria manager Lee Ashcroft has been given a 10-match stadium ban and a fine for sexist abuse of a female opposition coach.
Gresley FC first-team coach Hannah Gresley said she was subjected to "extreme, sustained sexist abuse" by Ashcroft during a seventh-tier 2-2 draw in January.
The 40-year-old has also been told to complete an "appropriate education programme," the Football Association said.
Ashcroft had denied the charge but at a personal hearing on Tuesday the Independent Regulatory Commission found the charge proven.
England manager Roy Hodgson insists his target remains winning the World Cup in Brazil next year but acknowledged that his side were unlikely to be top of many bookmakers' lists to win the tournament.
The new FA chairman Greg Dyke yesterday highlighted the “frightening trend” of young players not getting the chance to play in the Premier League, before setting England the target of winning the 2022 World Cup.
Both Hodgson and captain Steven Gerrard were reluctant to comment on Dyke’s speech, insisting their sole focus was on the upcoming World Cup qualifiers which could determine England’s qualification for the tournament.
Speaking ahead of Friday’s qualifier against Moldova, Hodgson said: I don't have any thoughts on that [Dyke's speech.]
I presume if you're going to give the speech he gave, it's quite intelligent to have some sort of targets.
"I just feel 2022 might be too far in the distance for me anyway.
"Let's first of all qualify and let's try to get better before Brazil comes around, and let's do our best to win it."
There has been a mixed response from football journalists to the target set by new FA chairman Greg Dyke for England to reach the Euro 2020 semi finals and win the 2022 World Cup:
Dyke has 4 years at FA before hits 70 so targets will be someone else's millstone. Unnecessary grandstanding in otherwise important speech
@sistoney67 bet England fans are pleased to here they can forget about the next two
Dyke's speech told us what we knew about #eng woes. What is radical is the FA has a chairman with the toughness to tackle the crisis
The new FA chairman has highlighted what he described as a "frightening trend" of young English players who are not getting the chance to play in the Premier League.
Greg Dyke said the FA would be "letting the country and thousands of England fans down" if the problem was not remedied.
"English football is a tanker that needs turning," he added.
England have been set the target of winning the 2022 World Cup by new Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.
Dyke, who was giving a wide-ranging speech to journalists at Millbank Tower, set the national team two tough tasks in the next ten years.
He said: "The two targets I have for the England team are - one, to at least reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020. Two, win the World Cup in 2022."
Buckingham Palace is to host its first official football match as part of the FA's 150th anniversary celebrations after the Queen gave her permission.
The Duke of Cambridge, who is the president of the FA, helped arrange the game between two of England's oldest amateur clubs in the gardens of the famous landmark.
Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, both based in west London, will go head to head in the rarefied surroundings of the palace garden on 7 October.
Wembley groundsman Tony Stones will work with the royal gardeners to create a pitch in the 40-acre garden.
William will host the event and also present medals to 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport. The match is being held in tribute to their commitment.