Prince William, President of The Football Association (FA), has convinced his grandmother, the Queen, to give permission for a full-scale football match to be played at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke has arranged the game between two of England’s oldest amateur clubs as part of the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The game, to be held in October, will feature Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, both based in West London.
Wembley groundsman Tony Stones will work with the royal household gardeners to create a pitch in the 40 acres of garden.
William will also present medals to 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport.
Civil Service FC is the sole surviving club from the 11 clubs who founded the FA in the Freemasons’ Tavern, Great Queen Street, London in 1863 and later drafted the 13 original laws of association football. Polytechnic FC was formed in 1875.
Could it be that any player who might be sent off will be sent to the Tower of London?