London: Prince William and Prince Harry have teamed up for their now-traditional Christmas Eve football match. They ran out at Castle Rising, Norfolk, for the annual fixture playing on the same team, wearing yellow and black jerseys.
William was seen doing press-ups and touching his toes before kick-off, waving his arms to help warm up. The brothers usually play on opposing sides, but broke tradition this year to become teammates.
Around 200 spectators watched as the royal team won the match 4-1. Neither of the princes managed to score – instead it was a 13-year-old boy who lives locally that chalked up the first three goals.
At half-time, the princess chatted with other players and ate orange segments and drank water. Early in the second half, Prince William was seen limping slightly after an opponent stood on his toe.
The charity match takes place every year at the Queen’s private Norfolk estate of Sandringham. Last year, Prince William missed the game, instead choosing to stay at his home in nearby Anmer Hall.