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Pictures/Video: By George! Duke of Cambridge at Villa Park
Prince William in attendance for Sunderland clash.
30th Nov 2013
Pictures/Video: By George! Duke of Cambridge at Villa Park


His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge, made his Villa Park debut this afternoon as Sunderland came to town.

Prince William, a staunch claret and blue follower, took his place in the Trinity Road Stand for the Black Cats clash.

Check out our image gallery of Prince William in B6.

The Duke screamed, shouted and cheered through the 90 minutes of action as Villa were held by the Black Cats.

It was his second consecutive day in the Second City, having been here to visit various locations on Friday.

He received a claret and blue birthday cake at University College Birmingham before telling assembled guests at Carole Gething House in Small Heath: "When it comes to Premier League football clubs, this is the first city in my eyes!"

It was somewhat appropriate then that he made his way to his favourite club for matchday the following day.

The Duke also met striker Christian Benteke and former skipper Stiliyan Petrov at the Winter Whites Gala charity evening earlier this week.

Although it is the Duke's first visit to Villa Park, he attended the club's FA Cup semi-final victory over Bolton at Wembley in 2000 and went to the dressing room after the game to congratulate John Gregory's side.

In 2001, his father Prince Charles was in B6 to open the refurbished Trinity Road Stand and received strict orders to return with some claret and blue socks for Prince William.

Check out our image gallery of Prince William in B6.

Snap up the bomber jacket as worn by Prince William.

Snap up the cashmere scarf as worn by Prince William

Check out video footage of Prince William below.

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