Prince William is at the center of criticism. The son of King Charles, nor any member of the British royal family, will attend the final of the Women’s World Cup to be held in the Australian city of Sydney between the teams of Spain and England.
Queen Letizia and her daughter, Infanta Sofía, after bidding farewell to Princess Leonor, who is attending the Military Academy of Zaragoza, headed to the other side of the planet to support the members of the Spanish national team.
Therefore, many said that at least Prince William and Kate Middleton should be present, but everything points to the fact that it will not happen.
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Why is William not going to the Women’s World Cup?
According to some British media reports, the heir to the throne is in the middle of his summer vacation.
On the other hand, and although no official reasons for this absence have been revealed, English media such as The Telegraph blame it on the excessive distance of the destination for a trip of such short duration.
The heir to the throne is not only a great soccer fan. Since 2006, he has also been the president of the English Football Association, the highest football body in England, a position he took over from his uncle, Prince Andrew.
It should be noted that the son of Charles III did not travel to Qatar for the men’s World Cup like many other royals. But in this case it was a symbolic protest against the violation of human rights in this country.
Criticism of Prince William has grown over his decision not to interrupt his vacation to travel to Australia to support the women’s soccer team in the World Cup final.
Prince William’s refusal has caused discontent among some supporters and fans of women’s soccer who were expecting his support at such an important event.
Many argue that his absence sends a negative message and diminishes the relevance and value of women’s football.
On the other hand, Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofia’s decision to travel to Australia has been well-received and appreciated by the women’s football community.
Their presence at the World Cup final is seen as a gesture of support and recognition for the team and the sport in general.
In the midst of this growing criticism, it remains to be seen how this situation will affect Prince William’s public image and how the events surrounding the World Cup final will unfold.
However, it would be an exaggeration to say that the royal family has not supported the team. Both Prince William and the King have expressed their support for the athletes through their official social media accounts.
Controversy is brewing and only time will tell if these decisions will have an impact.
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