Irish Guards Save Prince William’s Shot On Goal – But He Wins The Internet

There were plenty of great moments during Prince William’s trip to BATUK.

(Video: Kensington Palace/Twitter)

Prince William struggled to get a goal past the keeper when he took on the Irish Guards in a football match during a trip to BATUK - the British Army Training Unit Kenya.

In scenes reminiscent of an England World Cup penalty shootout, one of his shots on goal never made it to the back of the net, but he did manage to score during the friendly game of footy.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge joined No.2 Company at the British Army Training Unit in Laikipia, Kenya, where he is on a private working trip to visit the 1st Battalion, the Irish Guards, and promote a conference against the illegal wildlife trade.

His saved shot on goal might have been doing the rounds on the internet but, unlike watching an England penalty miss, this time there were smiles and dancing all round as the royal displayed his football skills and went on to make friends with school children.

William, who was wearing his British Army uniform as Colonel of the Regiment, has been on a tour of Africa over the past week in his role as president of the United for Wildlife task force and patron of anti-poaching group Tusk.

(Video: Kensington Palace/Twitter)

Video of him handing out footballs to school children before they put on a dance for him have also been shared on social media.

However, it was when he gave out Aston Villa shirts to the local football team which prompted some interesting responses on Twitter.

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As for the Irish Guards' goalkeeper - saving the future King of England's shot on goal could well earn him legendary status faster than you could say Gordon Banks.