Charles admits watching England play is “too much for the nerves”


From press association 2021

Royal visit to Wales for Wales Week

The Prince of Wales has announced that, like the rest of the nation, he was barely able to see England’s tense win over Denmark in extra time at the European Championships.

Football fans had to bite their nails when England battled for a place in the Euro 2020 final during the game on Thursday evening and will now face Italy on Sunday.

During a visit to St. David’s Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, the prince admitted: “Watching football is rather too much for the nerves.”

The heir to the throne has a particular interest in England coach Gareth Southgate, as the former international soccer player has been Charles’ Prince’s Trust ambassador for more than 15 years.

Royal visit to Wales for Wales Week
The Prince of Wales speaks to well-wishers as he attends a Church of Wales centenary service at St. David’s Cathedral (Chris Jackson / PA)

Southgate also recently became a goodwill ambassador for the organization, helping develop, start-up and fundraise for the trust’s work around leadership and teamwork with young people.

The Prince’s son, the Duke of Cambridge, has publicly supported England in his role as President of the Football Association.

William is expected to be in the audience for the national team’s big moment on Sunday night.

Charles visited Pembrokeshire as part of his week-long tour of Wales with the Duchess of Cornwall, and during his visit to St.


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