Which football team does the Queen support?

Buckingham Palace staff were shocked to learn which football teams the Queen supports

Members of the royal family have often been linked to a number of football teams but have never disclosed which they support.

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Who does Queen Elizabeth support?

There has been some debate over who Queen Elizabeth is supporting when it comes to the beautiful game. Some sources have claimed that our monarch, who celebrated her 96th birthday this year, has been supporting West Ham United since the 1960s.

Her Majesty apparently revealed her love for the Hammers when she overheard a staff member say he was a Millwall fan.:

“The Queen has never wanted people to know who she supports because she wants to be seen as neutral,” a Windsor Castle source told the Daily Mirror in 2009.

Queen Elizabeth at the recent Chelsea Flower Show (Image: Getty)

“[The Buckingham Palace staff] everyone was pretty shocked – after all, she’s not exactly your typical West Ham fan.”

According to the Daily Mirror, the Queen’s love dates back to former West Ham manager Ron Greenwood, who led the club to FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup victory in 1964/65.

However, Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas previously claimed Her Majesty had told him she was an Arsenal supporter, much like her late mother.

Arsenal players were invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace in 2007 after the Queen was unable to attend the opening of her new Emirates Stadium.

Fabregas said: “It seems the Queen follows football and told us she was an Arsenal fan. She definitely seemed to know who I was and we exchanged a few special words.”

Which team does Prince Charles support?

While doing a charity work in the area in 2012, it was revealed that Prince Charles was a Burnley fan.

According to the information, the Prince of Wales received a VIP season ticket from Burnley.

When asked why he supports the team, he said: “Burnley has been through some very challenging times and I’m trying to find ways to rejuvenate and increase aspirations and self-esteem in this part of the world.”

Are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Aston Villa fans?

Prince William is known as the most active king in football – he became President of the FA in 2006, opened the national football center St George’s Park, which has ties to the England national football team, and organized a football match there on Buckingham Palace grounds to celebrate grassroots football.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave after attending the official opening of the Glade of Light Memorial commemorating the victims of the May 22, 2017 terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena. Picture date: Tuesday May 10, 2022. PA Photo. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Prince William has been an avid Aston Villa fan since he visited Birmingham Stadium as a child and regularly attended matches alongside the FA Cup finals.

While the Duchess of Cambridge is believed to also be backing the Steven Gerrard-led side, it was revealed at a charity event in 2015 that Kate was following Chelsea.

One of the kids at the engagement said: “We high-five because she supports Chelsea and I support Chelsea.”

Which football club does Prince Harry belong to?

Much like his grandmother, Prince Harry has tried to keep quiet about which football teams he supports, which is often seen at England games or cup finals.

Some of the teams indicated are Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.

While doing charity work in New Zealand at Government House, the prince was heard saying that “most members of the royal family are Arsenal fans”.

However, on the prince’s wedding anniversary to Meghan Markle, which took place on the same day as the FA Cup final between Man United and Chelsea, there was speculation as to whether they were planning to wrap up the wedding in time for kick-off.

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