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The Queen 'Gave Up Her Secret' By Revealing Which Football Club She Supports, Buckingham Palace Staff Were Shocked

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The Queen 'Gave Up Her Secret' By Revealing Which Football Club She Supports, Buckingham Palace Staff Were Shocked

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II once made a shock mistake after Buckingham Palace staff found out her favourite football team is West Ham.

The 95-year-old long-standing monarch had managed to remain hush-hush on where her club football allegiances lied in the public eye.

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The same couldn’t be said for the Duke of Cambridge Prince William, who has spoken openly about his admiration for Aston Villa.

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The Queen revealed her allegiance to West Ham after she overheard one of her staff members mention that he is a Millwall fan.

The Daily Mirror reports that Buckingham Palace staff were “shocked” to learn that the UK’s head of state and head of the Commonwealth is a Hammers fan.

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“The Queen has never wanted people to know who she supports because she wants to be seen to be neutral,” a Windsor Castle source told the newspaper.

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“But she gave up her secret after overhearing one of her staff members saying he was a Millwall fan and was talking to another member of staff about the derby between West Ham and their arch-rivals.

“They were quite shocked -- after all, she's not exactly your typical West Ham fan.”

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According to The Mirror, Her Majesty’s fondness for West Ham might date back to former Hammers manager Ron Greenwood.

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Greenwood, who managed West Ham from 1961 to 1974, led the east London club to the FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1964 and 1965 respectively.

However, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace told the publication that the team the UK monarch supports is “not something we would know.”

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Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has insisted that the Queen informed him that she was a Gunners supporter in 2007.

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“It seems the Queen follows football and she told us she was an Arsenal fan,” he said.

“She appeared to definitely know who I was and we exchanged a few special words.”

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Topics: West Ham United, Premier League, England, Football

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