Mesut Ozil gifts Prince William signed Arsenal shirt at charity event

Mesut Ozil gifts Prince William a signed Arsenal shirt as pair show support for ‘Football for Peace’

  • Mesut Ozil and Prince William attended a ‘Football for Peace’ charity event 
  • The charity launched its #FootballSavesLives campaign at the Copper Box Arena
  • The Arsenal star said that it was an honour to meet the The Duke of Cambridge 

Spencer Morgan For Mailonline

Mesut Ozil was ‘honoured’ after getting the chance to meet Prince William and hand him a signed Arsenal shirt at a ‘Football for Peace’ charity event on Thursday.

The pair were both present to show their support as the charity launched its #FootballSavesLives campaign at the Copper Box Arena in London.

Ozil took to Instagram to share his excitement after rubbing shoulders  royalty, posting a photo of himself and The Duke of Cambridge holding up the signed Gunners shirt.

Mesut Ozil poses with Prince William after giving him a signed Arsenal shirt

Mesut Ozil poses with Prince William after giving him a signed Arsenal shirt

William joined Ozil and Mathieu Flamini as they took part in some ball drills at the event

William joined Ozil and Mathieu Flamini as they took part in some ball drills at the event

‘Thank you for your time, HRH Prince William – Duke of Cambridge,’ the playmaker wrote alongside the image.

‘What an honour meeting you for the “football for peace” project and taking part in the youth leadership season with you.’

The project is aimed at training the next generation of young leaders in how to harness a shared passion for football to bring together their local communities.

The pair were all smiles during the  graduation ceremony of 30 Young Peace Leaders

The pair were all smiles during the graduation ceremony of 30 Young Peace Leaders

William looked to be fully immersing himself in the occasion as he was seen taking part in some ball drills after changing into a pair of Nike trainers. Former Arsenal star Mathieu Flamini also took part.

Speaking at the event, which also saw 30 Young Peace Leaders graduate from the UK’s City for Peace programme, his Royal Highness said: ‘Football is part of the fabric of this nation’.

It is unlikely the signed Arenal shirt will be taking pride of place at Kensington Palace, however, with William being a lifelong supporter of Aston Villa. 

Ozil said it was an honour to spend time with Prince William at the event in London

Ozil said it was an honour to spend time with Prince William at the event in London



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