I wonder how many royals cursed silently when they received Crown Princess Victoria's wedding invitation and discovered the mandatory event was scheduled smack damn in the middle of the World Cup. "Well, I'm dashed!" they said as they clutched their pearls and gasped. (Royals should always swear like Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, don’t you think?) Surely some of them are the sort to prefer a bit of football over getting all fancied up, right?
Or maybe, dashing from home to South Africa to Sweden and back, they were just glad for a reason to show off their patriotic sartorial flare. Plus, think of the frequent flyer miles.
Trooping the Colour, and William and Harry finished it out in South Africa. Since the British royal family’s insistence on ignoring important foreign royal events by sending the fewest (and lowest on the totem pole) acceptable members is still well intact, William and Harry were content to stick around in South Africa and football it up. (Boo, by the way, Queen Liz. I know you all are very busy, but come on. You’re not even that far away from your European cousins. For the love of Jimmy Choo, send us some more bling next time.) Their royal twin appearance didn't help, though: the English team got booed off the field after their 0-0 draw against Algeria.
Undeterred, the brothers took their team ties to an event supporting England's bid for the 2018 World Cup:
2014 World Cup recommendation: team scarves for everyone!
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