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.
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He held several shadow cabinet posts during his parliamentary career, but had not been active in the Commons in recent months.
Campaigners say that the Government should continue to pay for the scheme.
The Scottish Conservatives have criticised ‘another week and another trip’ for Nicola Sturgeon.