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George 'will support Harlequins'

The Duke of Cambridge believes his son Prince George will grow up supporting Harlequins rugby union team, Mike Tindall has revealed.

The former England rugby star, who is married to the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, said he bought George a shirt from his old club Gloucester but William had other ideas about who his son would follow.

Tindall told the Sun newspaper: "I bought Prince George a Gloucester shirt when he was born but William thinks he will be a Harlequins fan.

"We'll have to see about that. If he's up in the neighbourhood I will drag him along to a Gloucester game."

Earlier this week, William admitted he would "love" to take George to football matches in the near but future but he would have to "pass that by the missus".

William, who is a loyal Aston Villa supporter, said it would be "fantastic" if his 22-month-old son decided to follow the same football club as his father, although "it'll probably end up being that Charlotte is the Villa fan".

He was speaking to Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker ahead of today's FA Cup final, where the Duke will watch his beloved Villa take on holders Arsenal at Wembley stadium.

Tindall is trying to persuade celebrities and former athletes to take on professional players in the inaugural BT Sport Rugby Aid at Harlequins' ground, the Twickenham Stoop, on September 4.


From Belfast Telegraph