Here’s what soccer-obsessed Prince George wants for Christmas

By Zach Harper, with files from Heather Cichowski

Royal fans were thrilled earlier this year when Prince George was pictured yelling with joy as his dad’s team, Aston Villa, scored a goal in a soccer game against Norwich City. Prince William and Duchess Kate had brought the six-year-old and little sister Princess Charlotte to watch the match on a weekend at their country home of Amner Hall in Norfolk. The six-year-old is reportedly very into the sport, which makes sense considering it’s one of the UK’s national pastimes!

William talks to a very attentive George during an Aston Villa-Norwich City game in Norwich this past October. Photo: © Stephen Pond/Getty Images

So it makes perfect sense that the little boy factored his love of the game into making his Christmas list, which William revealed to Mary Berry during her A Very Berry Christmas special. It aired Dec. 16 in the UK.

“George has already written his list for Father Christmas,” the duke told the Queen of Cakes as the two visited the Passage, a shelter the late Princess Diana first took William and Prince Harry to visit during their childhoods. “He loves his drawing, he’s a very good drawer. We might give him something to do with drawing or football. He’s loving his football as well.”

William also revealed his son has started to cheer for a team that’s… well… not his favourite!

“I try not to be too biased,” the duke told a woman at the shelter as he opened up about his eldest child. “I said you can support anyone but Chelsea, so naturally, [George] supports Chelsea.”

Earlier this year, Kensington Palace released several portraits for George’s sixth birthday that showed just how much he loves soccer. The future King is wearing an England soccer jersey in them as he smiles and laughs while lying in the grass at Amner Hall.

George grinned in this lovely portrait taken by Kate for his sixth birthday. Note his jersey! Photo: © Kensington Palace

In July, just before the family went on holiday to Mustique, where they celebrated George’s big day, the little prince and Charlotte were caught on camera playing a pickup game of soccer while watching their dad and uncle Harry compete in a charity polo match.

In addition to drawing, George is also quite fond of dancing, which he’s been doing at his school, Thomas’s Battersea. Ballet lessons are part of the school curriculum there, and George apparently loves the class. Charlotte, too, will most likely be thrilled to learn all about it when she enters the class herself, since she started her first year at the school this past September.

Speaking of Charlotte, she seems to have inherited her great-grandmother the Queen’s love of horses! The four-year-old reportedly asked for a pony for Christmas. A source told The Sun last week that Charlotte “is obsessed with horses.” Sadly, though, Santa might not be able to fit a horse in his sleigh for Charlotte! William reportedly thinks his daughter is too young for the gift and it might be better to wait until 2020.

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Interestingly, the Daily Mail reports the Queen received a Shetland pony called Peggy when she was four years of age, and she started riding at age six.

This holiday season looks to be a big one for George and Charlotte, who are reportedly going to make their debuts with the rest of the Royal Family at Sandringham during the walk to church on Christmas Day. While we’ve seen George and Charlotte with William and Kate on Christmas trips to the Middleton home in Bucklebury, they’ve never made the walk with the Queen and the rest of the family before. If we do see them out, it will be an extra special treat for royals fans!

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