Prince William hosts soccer match at Buckingham Palace

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge greets the Polytechnic FC players before a Southern Amateur League football match in the grounds of Buckingham Palace to mark the Football Association's 150th anniversary, on October 7, 2013 in London, England. The President of the Football Association, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, will host the football match between Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, and will also host a reception to celebrate The FA's 150 grassroot heroes. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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LONDON (AP) — It's all well and good to play soccer on the beautiful lawns at Buckingham Palace, but don't break a window.

That was Prince William's message Monday in advance of the first ever competitive match held on the extensive palace grounds.

"I cannot tell you how excited I am that later today we will be playing football (soccer) on my grandmother's lawn," he said before the game. "One warning, though: if anyone breaks a window, you can answer to her."

The game features two amateur teams, Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC, playing in a Southern Amateur League match.
— Associated Press

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