Prince George probably won’t be getting the comedy gift Prince William was given for him

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  • Prince George had a personalised football shirt made for him, but dad Prince William wasn't too impressed when he was presented with it!

    Prince George isn’t allowed to keep the gifts sent to him from the public but occasionally Prince William and Kate hint that they’ll pass on the gifts to their children.

    For instance when William visited the International Business Festival in Liverpool and was presented with three personalised satchels for each of his children, he revealed that little Princess Charlotte would be obsessed with it.

    However, it’s unlikely he will be passing on the personalised Newcastle United football shirt to Prince George as Prince William is a Aston Villa supporter.

    Prince William was in Newcastle to celebrate the Great Exhibition of the North when he was given a black and white striped football shirt with the word George and number three emblazoned in red on the back.

    Polite as ever, Prince William smiled when opening the gift and joked: ‘Oh my goodness, I don’t know about this.’

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    He added: ‘It’s very kind…This is going to make my football team discussions a lot harder.’

    Prince William has openly discussed his love of football and is a devoted Aston Villa fan. Speaking to the BBC about why and how he chose the team Prince William previously revealed: ‘A long time ago at school I got into football big-time. I was looking around for clubs. All my friends at school were either Man United or Chelsea fans and I didn’t want to follow the run-of-the-mill teams.

    ‘I wanted to have a team that was more mid-table that could give me more emotional rollercoaster moments.’

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    Prince William’s football fever rubbed off on Prince George and Princess Charlotte earlier this summer as the little royals were spotted having a kick around in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

    Prince William has also joked that he would love his children to play more football as well as his other huge passion, tennis.

    Although we haven’t heard from Prince George or Princess Charlotte exactly what teams they are backing, during a royal engagement last year Kate told nine-year-old Brian Mulonbi that the kids love dressing up in Aston Villa kits.

    He said: ‘Kate told me that George and Charlotte love putting on Villa kits. I told her I am an Arsenal fan, so I don’t really like Villa kits.’

    Kate jokingly replied: ‘I have to be loyal to my husband.’