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Prince William 'happy' that England are playing Iceland in Euros

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Prince William is well-known for his love of sports, and the future King chatted about supporting England and their chances of winning the European Championship at a charity dinner on Wednesday, revealing he was glad that England would be playing Iceland instead of Portugal.

The Duke of Cambridge chatted to French chef Claude Bosi, and revealed he had watched the disappointing England vs Slovakia match earlier this week. "We're playing Iceland on Monday now. We're quite happy about that because we didn't want Ronaldo coming into form," he said.

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Prince William watched England v Slovakia on Monday

His wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, also chatted to the chefs at the glamorous five-course dinner, which was expected to raise over £100,000 towards building a new hospice for the charity East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), of which Kate is the royal patron. She said: "William has to put up with my cooking most of the time," to which the prince quipped: "It's the reason I'm so skinny." 

The stunning event was hosted at the Palladian mansion by the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, and EACH patron and event organiser Emma Deterding spoke about the "amazing" evening, saying: "I would like to thank Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for agreeing to join us for this amazing evening. 

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The prince attended the charity dinner with Kate

"Special thanks are also due to The Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley for so generously offering us Houghton Hall as a venue. There have been so many companies and individuals who have generously and graciously shown their support. We are so grateful.

"The nook is now one step closer and we are incredibly grateful to all our guests for donating significant money towards the building of the new hospice. We want everyone to spread the word about the amazing work of EACH and desperately need the nook to become a reality as soon as possible."