Prince William says ‘may the best team win’ ahead of World Cup clash

The Prince remained neutral in the England v Wales clash (Picture: Getty)

Prince William said ‘may the best team win’ as England took on Wales in a crunch World Cup match.

The Prince of Wales took a neutral stance ahead of the home nations clash in Qatar.

He previously said he could not drop his support for the English team.

William and the Princess of Wales’s official Twitter page posted the message ‘Here we go…may the best team win!’ in English and Welsh before the game.

The prince previously came under fire from Welsh actor Michael Sheen, who described it as ‘entirely inappropriate’ for him to visit the England team and present them with their shirts, given his role as the Prince of Wales.

Earlier this month William told Elin Jones, Llywydd of the Senedd, that he could not have ‘suddenly’ dropped his support for the England team, which he has held since he was young.

‘I’m telling everyone I’m supporting both, definitely. I can’t lose,’ William said.

The Prince visited the England squad picked to play in the World Cup, ahead of the tournament and told them ‘we are all rooting for you’.

The heir to the throne joined a private team meeting at St George’s Park before the footballers set off to Qatar.

He presented the players with their jersey numbers yesterday evening, and posted for photos with the players.

The prince and princess diplomatically sent a good luck message to both teams ahead of watching their opening World Cup matches.

William, who is president of the FA, is watching the matches from the UK.

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