Prince William is thrilled by Princess Charlotte's latest milestone skill

Prince William has revealed Princess Charlotte's latest milestone, and the royal dad couldn't be prouder! Not only can the 11-month-old now walk and kick a ball, but he promises she's already showing signs of being a "very good footballer".

Speaking to former Chelsea and Aston Villa defender Paul Elliott at a Football Association reception at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday (Mar. 6), Prince William praised his daughter's football skills, which he called "very sweet."

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"She's a very good footballer. You hold her hand and she kicks it," William said. "Very sweet".

The Duke of Cambridge has been the president of the FA for the last ten years, and on Wednesday said that the time had "gone by in a flash" as he reflected on his decade in the role. William, who is a keen Aston Villa supporter, also backed an alternative Midlands football team to win the Premier League title: shocking leaders Leicester City.

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"I'm dying for Leicester to win. It will be good for the game," he said.

The 11-month-old has a personalised football shirt from the England Women's team.

Prince William is outspoken about his love of football, and it appears his young daughter may well share his passion as she grows up. The youngest member of the royal family received a personalised football shirt from the England Women's football team shortly after her birth in May 2015, when William met them during a training session in Staffordshire.

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Kicking a ball is not the only milestone Princess Charlotte has reached in recent weeks; in March it emerged that the youngster had sprouted her first teeth when photos from the family's ski holiday were released.

The news comes as William and Kate prepare for Princess Charlotte's first birthday on May 2, which they are expected to mark with a private celebration at their home, Anmer Hall. Uncle Prince Harry won't be in attendance as he'll be in Toronto launching the countdown to his 2017 Invictus Games.

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