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Prince William Celebrates Football Association's 150-Year Anniversary in London

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Prince William honored the Football Association's 150-year anniversary in style on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is the president of the organization, spoke before the dinner and indicated that he would be taking Prince George on some very important field trips in the not-so-distant future.

"When Villa thrash Man U at Villa Park, my son will be there," the 31-year-old royal said, indicating his support for the team Aston Villa, according to the BBC.

Kate Middleton's hubby, who wore a tuxedo and bowtie for the evening, was also seen chatting with former England players Michael Owen and Gareth Southgate.

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"There's a lot of good that football can do around the world - and in this country," Prince William said in a video message. "But globally it is a huge force for good and a lot of people love, respect and enjoy their football more than anything else in their lives.

The event marks the day, Oct. 26, 1863, when a group of men representing a dozen London and suburban clubs met at the Freemason's Tavern in London, to draw up the rules of a sport that went on to become one of the most popular in the world.

The momentous anniversary celebration was held where the Football Association was founded.

The palace also unveiled a new Prince George christening portrait on Saturday, which shows the precious 3-month-old smiling at his adoring parents.

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