Prince William ‘Scarred’ By Lioness Veteran Jill Scott

Prince William shared a moment with England Lionesses veteran Jill Scott during the Euro 2022 trophy presentation on Sunday.
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Prince William is said to be ‘scarred’ by England Lionesses legend Jill Scott who he has a ‘running joke’ with about the time she wiped him out during a charity football match. 

Scott previously spoke out about the incident, saying: “It stems back to about 10 years ago when we did a charity event and I slipped and slide-tackled him and actually wiped him out.

“The running joke whenever he sees us is, ‘No yellow cards this tournament Jill!’.”

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According to reports from the Mirror, during a football event held at Kensington Palace years later, the Prince joked that his leg had been ‘scarred’ by the ill-timed challenge.

Scott, 35, received a handwritten letter from William after being honoured with an MBE in 2020 which read: “Keep up the good work.”

Sadly, the Covid-19 pandemic meant Scott could not attend the Palace to collect her medal.

On her BBC podcast, Jill Scott’s Coffee Club, she said: “That’s probably the best thing I have ever received. You know what, next time I see him I might say, ‘Can I come to Buckingham Palace?’. He’s a great guy.”

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William is likely to be an even bigger fan of Scott now that she turns out for his favourite club, Aston Villa.

He congratulated the Lionesses from his and Kate Middleton’s personal Twitter account, @KensingtonRoyal, writing: “Sensational. An incredible win @lionesses and the whole nation couldn’t be prouder of you all. 

“Wonderful to see history in the making tonight at Wembley, congratulations! W.”

Jill Scott was equally proud to be a part of the 2-1 final victory over Germany, describing it on Twitter as ‘the best day ever’. 

Goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly were enough to seal a first major trophy for England since the men’s World Cup triumph in 1966 last Sunday (July 31).

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.