Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, met Prince William, a player from the local soccer team of Kinamba, Kenya during a royal tour.
Prince William began a royal tour of Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya last week to learn more about wildlife conservation in Africa. Over the weekend, he visited Kinamba, a small town in Kenya with a population of just 2300 people.
While there, he met a local summer team wearing Aston Villa football club shirts. The Duke met with a player named Prince William during his visit.
The Palace tweeted out a picture of the sweet encounter, writing, “The Duke of Cambridge, @England President (and Aston Villa fan) presented the local football team at Kinamba with @AVDCOfficial shirts #PartOfThePride.” In a follow up, the Palace wrote, “William meets Prince William – The Duke of Cambridge met his namesake at Kinamba, before presenting him with an @AVFCOfficial shirt #PartOfThePride.”
In a video posted to Instagram, the Palace outlined the details of Prince William’s trip, writing, “After visiting the Irish Guards in Kenya, The Duke of Cambridge met local schoolchildren at BATUK’s Kinamba Community project, bringing with him @avfcofficial shirts and some footballs for a kickabout.”
During his trip, the Duke also visited Laikipia and Samburu in order to be able to observe how British and Kenyan troops are training together. The Duke’s tour precedes the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018 in London, which will take place in October.
The Duke is the President of Britain’s Football Association.