Photos: No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

Photos from the first ever football match held at Buckingham Palace.

FP Sports October 08, 2013 09:24:29 IST
Photos: No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

 

Photos No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

Polytechnic FC (BLUE) play Civil Service FC in a Southern Amateur League football match in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, in central London October 7, 2013. Britain's Prince William warned footballers to watch the Buckingham Palace windows as Queen Elizabeth II's official residence staged the first football match in its 308-year history. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ TOBY MELVILLE

 

Photos No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

Britain's Prince William (R) watches referee Howard Webb (3rd L) toss the coin before the match. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ TOBY MELVILLE

 

Photos No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

This handout picture received from the Football Association shows a general view of the teams walking out as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in his role as The President of The Football Association attends the first ever football match at Buckingham Palace. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT /THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

 

Photos No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

Britain's Prince William himself took to the pitch in a training session in the garden of Buckingham Palace. Wonder if he ever broke any windows when he was young? AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

 

Photos No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

But it's not rugby! Prince William during the training session. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

 

Photos No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

The match in full-swing. Civil Service FC, the only surviving team of 11 that formed the FA on 26 October 1863, lost 2-1 against Polytechnic FC, set up in 1875. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

 

Photos No windows broken as Buckingham Palace hosts first football match

Prince William takes on Michael Owen. Keep guessing as to who won the battle. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT /THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

 

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