World Cup: William says he’s supporting England and Wales

The Prince of Wales has said he will cheer on England and Wales at the World Cup after his visit to Gareth Southgate’s team caused a stir.

William addressed the controversy on his first visit to the Welsh Parliament since he inherited the title.

Welsh actor Michael Sheen tweeted that it was “inappropriate” for William to present England with their shirts.

The Prince admitted he had supported England since he was a boy, but was “telling everyone I’m supporting both”.

He said it would not be right to “suddenly drop England”, as his association with the Three Lions was longstanding.

England and Wales have been drawn in the same group for the tournament in Qatar, which begins on Sunday.

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford said it was a “dilemma” for the prince.

“I’m telling everyone I’m supporting both, definitely. I can’t lose,” Prince William said.

“I’ve supported England since I’ve been quite small, but I support Welsh rugby and that’s my kind of way of doing it. I happily support…

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