Prince William enjoys kickabout with England star Raheem Sterling and Villa ace Leon Bailey on royal tour in Jamaica


PRINCE William enjoyed a kickabout with England star Raheem Sterling and Villa ace Leon Bailey during his royal tour in Jamaica.

He dusted off his loafers and slipped on a number 10 vest to tackle the footie legends in front of awe-struck locals in Trench Town.

The Duke and Duchess had a match debrief with Jamaican footie stars Raheem Sterling and Leon Bailey
William kept up with the pro players despite forgetting his trainers

City ace Sterling flew out to see William despite being in the England squad on Saturday

Proud Kate beamed from the sidelines as she watched her hubby

The Duke of Cambridge was seen delightedly swapping passes with the Man City striker who jetted out to see him.

The Aston Villa fan also showed off his skills to the team’s Jamaican international Leon Bailey in the sweltering heat.

The star-studded match was watched by swathes of locals who clamoured around the grass pitch to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.

Sterling, who was born in Jamaica, flew over to see William despite being in the England squad for this Saturday’s internationals.

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Footie mad Wills was met by roars of praise after assisting Sterling for a winning goal during the friendly nailbiter, which ended up 1-0.

He soldiered through the game despite his inappropriate footwear – as the future King had forgotten to bring trainers.

The 39-year-old President of the Football Association gingerly asked an aide if they had any spare, but was left playing in his brown suede shoes.

Another member of his team was heard asking a man standing close by: “I don’t suppose you have any trainers?”

But the Duke carried on regardless as Kate proudly watched on from the sidelines.

His number one supporter was also flocked by adoring locals, who reached their arms through fences to shake hands with the Duchess.

The pair even hilariously slid into a bobsleigh while meeting the Jamaican national team during their trip to Trench Town.

The couple were then set to head to a banquet in Kingston tonight after their footie-filled day.

The Cambridges earlier left the jungle paradise of Belize behind to board their jet to head to Jamaica.


Kate, wearing a red YSL jacket she bought at university in St Andrews 20 years ago, stunned crowds as she embarked on the 90 minute flight.

She and Wills paused at the top of the steps to give a royal salute and wave goodbye.

The stylish Duchess then changed into a bright yellow dress by designer Roksanda as she emerged in Kingston.

The couple were greeted by ex-Miss World Lisa Hanna, 46, a member of opposition party in Jamaica.

They were then welcomed to the Governor General’s home as they help celebrate Jamaica’s 60 years of independence.

The royals were also set to see Bob Marley’s house and taste jerk chicken during their culture-filled voyage of the Caribbean.


Kate and Wills went diving off the coast in Belize on Sunday before sharing the footage on social media last night.

Incredible snaps taken by a photographer paid for privately by the couple show them swimming with sharks at the world’s second-largest barrier reef.

The delighted royals shared three videos where William – who has launched a £50million Earthshot Prize to find ways to save the planet – spoke about the vital conservation work being carried out.

The private tour took place on Sunday with diving instructor Edward Betancourt and his daughter Marisha Betancourt.

The Duke and Duchess donned wet suits and swam with metre-long nurse sharks as they witnessed schemes to save the Belize Barrier Reef at South Water Caye.

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A source close to the duo said: “It was a request from the Belizian government for them to see the incredible reef themselves.

“It was to see the conservation work being done at this particular area.
“They had a wonderful time. They swam with nurse sharks.”

The Duke and Duchess were greeted by adoring locals

Kate and Wills hilariously slid into a bobsleigh as they met the Jamaica national team

The Aston Villa fan showed off his handy footwork throughout the game

William assisted Sterling to bag the winning goal during the friendly match