After opening the new St George's Football Association training centre the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed for photographs with the England team.
The Duke of Cambridge said he was, "feeling a mixture of pride...and excitement at what this means for sport and opportunities in this country as a whole."
He was speaking at the opening of the new St George's Park football training centre.
The Duke of Cambridge very tactile and laughing and talking with Steven Gerrard as the Duchess looks on.
There was applause for a fly by of military choppers.
The Royal party have arrived and are making their way into St George's Park, the Duchess in a warm coat chatting to the FA Chairman.
ITV Football have a video tour of the new Football Association training centre.
first day at st georges park today. facilities are decent! rest and massage tonight #chillaxing
Looking forward to seeing the finished St George's Park tomorrow and catching up with all the troops.
Just leaving Newcastle where Manchester United deserved the win. Really good performance. Off to St George's Park now to meet with England.
St George's Park will aim to produce better coaches and in turn better players - and ultimately a new England manager - the FA have said.
The facility covers 330 acres and has 11 external pitches, a dedicated practice and training area for goalkeepers and sports pavilions for post-training debriefs.
It also has a world-class sports and exercise medicine, human performance and research centre.