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.

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First football match at Palace

Buckingham Palace is hosting its first ever football match today between two of England's oldest amateur clubs as part of the FA's 150th celebrations. Prince William, the FA's president, said he is "excited to be playing on my grandmother's lawn."