By George Stephens • 12 October 2019 • 14:10
Future King Prince William told fellow football fans he is getting too old to play 11-aside as he joined them in a south-west London boozer to cheer on the England team in their Euro 2020 qualifying game against the Czech Republic.
At the Prince Albert Pub in Battersea, along with Chelsea manager and ex-England midfielder Frank Lampard, William spoke with several men who shared their personal experiences of mental health problems and football tales.
They celebrated with a beer an early goal from Harry Kane, who scored a penalty to take England 1-0 up after barely five minutes before the Czechs equalised just minutes later.
The pub trip is part of the new Heads Up campaign, a season-long initiative supported by the charities Mind, Calm, Sporting Chance and Heads Together, which aims to make people, especially men, as comfortable talking about mental health as they are talking about football.
It came the day after World Mental Health Day, which saw Prince Harry join up with singer Ed Sheeran to make an Instagram video urging mental health sufferers not to suffer in silence.
The game itself was enough to turn any fella to another beer as England lost 2-1.
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