British princes to join fans in S.Africa World Cup trip

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London, Oct.26 (ANI): Princes William and Harry, who are football-mad, plan to join 60,000 England fans during the 6,000-mile trip to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup.

According to The Sun, Prince William, the Football Association's president, will play an important role in trying to support Britain's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

Harry, 25, hopes to flag up the plight of Lesotho, the small HIV/Aids-plagued kingdom landlocked by South Africa.

He founded charity Sentebale there to help kids orphaned by the disease.

A source said: "Plans are still being drawn up, but both princes will be given time off from their military duties to attend.

"They love football and are keen to be there to support England, but also see this as the perfect opportunity to focus attention on Lesotho. They are also expected to play in a football match in Lesotho," he added.

The brothers' visit will coincide with William's 28th birthday. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, October 26, 2009, 12:30 [IST]
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