Football pitch marked in grounds of Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace's garden has been marked out with a football pitch in preparation for the first official match to be staged at the Queen's home. Two of England's oldest amateur clubs from west London will play on the special ground, which will be mowed with criss-cross stripes like Wembley.

Karl Standley, who normally works as a groundsman at Wembley Stadium Credit: PA Wire
The Palace is to host its first official football match as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations Credit: PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge helped arrange the game between two of England's oldest amateur clubs Credit: PA Wire
The match is between Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, both based in Chiswick, on October 7th Credit: PA Wire