Wednesday 21 August 2019

Kate and William throw Prince George a football-themed sixth birthday party for classmates at Kensington Palace

Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Kensington Palace released three portraits for his sixth birthday taken by his mother Kate Middleton
Kensington Palace released three portraits for his sixth birthday taken by his mother Kate Middleton
Kensington Palace released three portraits for his sixth birthday taken by his mother Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club, Wokingham, Berkshire
A picture released by Kensington Palace on May 19, 2019 shows Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George (L), Princess Charlotte (C) and Prince Louis at the Adam White and Andree Davies co-designed 'Back to Nature' garden ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. (Photo by Matt Porteous / KENSINGTON PALACE / AFP)
A picture released by Kensington Palace on May 19, 2019 shows Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George (L) and Prince Louis at the Adam White and Andree Davies co-designed 'Back to Nature' garden ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. (Photo by Matt Porteous / KENSINGTON PALACE / AFP)

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Prince George had a football-themed birthday bash.

The young royal - who is the eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - reportedly invited his entire school class at Thomas' Battersea in South West London to his sporty party at Kensington Palace to help celebrate him turning six.

According to HELLO! magazine, Duchess Catherine and her husband Prince William - who also have children Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, 15 months, together - arranged for the party to take place after school so that George could celebrate his birthday with his pals from school before the end of term.

Although George seemingly has a strong love for football, he was given a private tennis lesson by Swiss champion Roger Federer, who is his "favourite player" at the moment, after his match at Wimbledon at the beginning of July.

Kensington Palace released three portraits for his sixth birthday taken by his mother Kate Middleton
Kensington Palace released three portraits for his sixth birthday taken by his mother Kate Middleton

Federer - who has four children of his own -  said of the royal's skills: "At that stage it's all about just touch the ball, it's already good. Same with my boys. I think I have a little advantage that I actually spent some time, you know, with him.

"I'm the only player he's ever met.

"Then you have a little head start in who is your favourite player."

And he hopes he will keep up the court sport.

He added: "I love to see that they're into tennis or into sports ... his mum has always enjoyed their tennis ... I hope that he'll still say the same in a few years' time."

Prince William previously revealed he wants his children to get into sports.

Kensington Palace released three portraits for his sixth birthday taken by his mother Kate Middleton
Kensington Palace released three portraits for his sixth birthday taken by his mother Kate Middleton

When asked by Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic how his children were last summer, the 37-year-old prince said: "Very well, thanks, very well. Trying to get a tennis racket in their hand - and a football!"

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