Prince William will miss the Lionesses’ shot at World Cup glory in Australia, despite his role as president of the Football Association (FA).
The Duke of Cambridge is unable to attend the tournament due to a “prior commitment”, according to the FA.
William is a passionate supporter of football and has been a vocal advocate for women’s football. He has attended several Lionesses matches in recent years, including the 2019 World Cup in France.
The Lionesses are one of the favorites to win the World Cup in Australia. They are currently ranked third in the world and have a strong squad led by captain Leah Williamson.
William’s absence from the tournament is a disappointment for many fans. However, the FA has said that he will be “cheering on the Lionesses from home”.
The Lionesses will kick off their World Cup campaign against Austria on July 6. They are also in a group with Norway, Northern Ireland, and Cameroon.
The final of the World Cup will take place on July 30.
William’s decision to miss the tournament has been met with mixed reactions. Some fans have expressed their disappointment, while others have said that they understand his reasons for doing so.
One fan tweeted: “It’s a shame that Prince William won’t be there to support the Lionesses. He’s a big fan of football, and it would have been great to see him there.”
Another fan said: “I understand why Prince William can’t be there. He has other commitments. But I’m sure he’ll be cheering on the Lionesses from home.”
The FA has said that William will be “cheering on the Lionesses from home”. They have also said that they will be “keeping him updated on their progress”.
The Lionesses are one of the favorites to win the World Cup in Australia. They will be hoping to make history and bring the trophy home for the first time.