Prince William and Harry got down and dirty in the name of charity on Dec. 24! Despite the torrential rains and chilly winds, the royal brothers teamed up to take part in the family’s annual Christmas Eve soccer match, showing off their sporty sides for over 200 lucky spectators. See the game day pics here!
It’s December 24 and that can only mean one thing for Prince William and Harry — that’s right, the annual Christmas Eve soccer match! The royal brothers competed in the charity game held at Queen Elizabeth‘s Sandringham Estate on Dec. 24 where, despite the brutal weather conditions, they were still able to show off a few of their best moves. Click here to see the pics!
The rain may have been pouring down, but Prince William and Harry didn’t let that stop them from having a blast out on the field. Ahead of the game, both men were seen warming up with a series of push-ups, jumping jacks and stretches before getting down to business on the muddy field. (CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE OF THE PICS).
Still, dressed in their black and yellow jerseys in honor of The Black Horse Inn, the local pub in Castle Rising, the soccer-loving princes gave it their all during the spirited match. At one point, Harry could even be seen going in for a header, while William showed off an impressive high-kick while passing the ball to a teammate. Not bad for a couple of royals!
While neither of the princes were able to score a goal for their team, they were still able to defeat their opponents, winning 4-1 as nearly 200 spectators watched from the sidelines.
Of course, today won’t be all about soccer and muddy cleats for the royal brothers, who are in town to celebrate the holiday with the rest of their family. After William and Harry clean up from their soccer game, they’ll gather with the others for a Christmas Eve feast, then it’s off to church tomorrow morning as the family makes their way for Christmas services at St. Mary Magdalene church.
Of course, one of our favorite royal family traditions is the issuing of their annual Christmas card, which reached a whole new level of cuteness this year thanks to the addition of Princess Charlotte. In the family photo, Prince William can be seen crouching down to pose with a smiling Kate Middleton, who lovingly holds onto Charlotte and Prince George. For his part, George appears to be turning into the sweetest little gentleman. The handsome tot looked beyond cute wearing blue shorts and a sweater with a collared shirt underneath, while flashing a huge, open-mouthed grin next to his sweet baby sis. Honestly, it’s almost too adorable too handle!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see more of the royal family’s Christmas celebrations? Share your thoughts below!