Prince William wants Prince George, 6, to treat Princess Charlotte, 4, equally when it comes to soccer.
Olivia Hancock, 14, who recently received a Legacy honour from the Diana Award charity, met the royal, explaining: “He said, ‘When George and Charlotte play [soccer], George gets Charlotte to go in goal because he says he is better.’ But Prince William says to him, ‘Charlotte could be as good as you, George, so give her the same chances.'”
The youngster added, according to People: “I think that was really good as it shows Prince William is standing up for equality as well. He is doing something for women in sport.”
Hancock, who uses her love of soccer to campaign against sexism in the sport, said of her views: “I want women to be treated the same in the game.”
She said of the Duke of Cambridge: “Prince William said ‘Olivia, it would be good to have a dribbling competition.’ So, I said ‘I can’t do it right now because I’ve got these heels on.’ He said, ‘You need to go and teach George and Charlotte some football.’”
“It was so nice. He was so, like, down-to-earth and made time for each of us and for us to tell our stories and what we do. He listened to all of us and every word we said and was really interested. He said that his mother would have been really proud of us.”