Watch This Adorable Video of Prince William Getting Beaten by a Little Girl at Soccer


He might be able to play polo with his brother Prince Harry, but it looks like Prince William might need a little help in the soccer department if the latest video of the royal on the pitch is anything to go by.

Yesterday, the future king joined the Wildcats Girls' Football program at his home at Kensington Palace, London and enjoyed a game of penalties with one particularly talented little footballer.

In the clip, posted by Kensington Palace, a young girl can be seen taking the shot against the Duke of Cambridge, kicking it right into the left-hand corner of the goal, much to the crowd and the prince's glee.

Okay, so we think the prince might have gone easy on her, but she clearly has some serious skills.

The palace explained in the caption to the video that the program, established by the FA, "aims to inspire girls aged 5–11 to get involved in football, develop skills and gain a lifelong love of sport."

The father of two and the group of young footballing hopefuls were also joined by the Lionesses.

"The team travel to the tournament, this year hosted by The Netherlands, later today and will face Scotland in their first match on Sunday," Kensington Palace said in a statement on Instagram.

"The Duke, who is President of the FA, has long supported the Lionesses—who this year hope to improve on their third place finish in 2015 World Cup," it continued.

Prince William shaking hands with a footballer from the Lionesses

(Image credit: Getty Images)

While Princess Charlotte has already shown a talent for riding horses, much like her royal relatives, we have a feeling it won't be long before Prince William is playing kick-about with the toddler.

Yesterday appeared to be a busy day for the young royals, with Prince Harry attending the world premiere of Christopher Nolan's new film Dunkirk and meeting veterans of the event, while Kate Middleton attended the unveiling of the Natural History Museum's new whale installation.

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