Aston Villa: Prince William enjoys emotional rollercoaster as his side are promoted at Wembley

The Duke of Cambridge previously told BBC Sport he decided to support Aston Villa while at school because he wanted to be different to his friends who followed the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. BBC NEWS
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Prince William lived every twist and turn as Aston Villa secured their return to the Premier League with a 2-1 play-off final victory against Derby at Wembley.

He instead opted for a “middle of the table” side that would give him “emotional rollercoaster moments” and a team he could connect with.

Though William admitted he should have perhaps made an alternative choice to give himself an easier ride, his experience at Wembley on Monday most likely justified his decision.

Two goals to the good and the Prince is enjoying the game with former Villa striker John Carew, but the emotional rollercoaster was just getting started…

It was all going perfectly to plan when John McGinn added to Anwar El Ghazi’s goal to give Villa a 2-0 lead after 59 minutes.

But Martyn Waghorn’s late response for Frank Lampard’s side set up a nail-biting finale – and one that ultimately brought the Prince much closer together with former Villa striker John Carew.

We look forward to seeing similar scenes on Match of the Day next season!

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