Prince William reveals how he jumped on the couch screaming with his children watching in horror after Aston Villa was rescued from relegation
- Prince William saw Aston Villa rescued from Premier League relegation
- He says his kids watched him in horror as he jumped off the couch
- The Duke said he wants clubs to ‘aspire to be much better’ when it comes to mental health
William raised the issue ahead of the Heads Up FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea, which he was watching from the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
The Duke of Cambridge has revealed those nerves ‘were the worst he has ever known’ as he watched club Aston Villa secure Premier League status with a 1-1 draw against West Ham.
Prince William said he “jumped off the couch” when he saw Aston Villa rescued from relegation.
Speaking to the BBC about watching the match, he said: “My kids looked at me in horror as I jumped off the couch screaming my head.
“It is very good news that as president of the FA I can hide until these times, and I am not visibly seen because it was one of the most stressful times of my life. , as I imagine all Villa fans felt that day. .
“But I’m very proud of everything the club has done this year and look forward to next season. “
The Duke of Cambridge has said he wants football clubs to ‘aspire to be much better’ on the issue of mental health in the future.
Asked about his Heads Up campaign, William said: “We started last year to think that in order to create momentum around mental health, to be able to speak more freely and openly, we have to use a vehicle of enormous power. and enormous potential.
“And we realized that football has this ability for every person across the country, all over the world, to really understand and understand, so we thought why not have the greatest conversation about mental health using the football like this tool, and we were very happy with the response.
Prince William said he ‘jumped off the couch’ when he saw Aston Villa rescued from relegation
The Duke of Cambridge has said he wants football clubs to ‘aspire to be much better’ on mental health issues in the future