Former England captain Rio Ferdinand joked that the Prince of Wales was “out of order” after being teased by the royals about his former side’s loss at the weekend.
illiam made the 44-year-old an OBE for his sport and charity work during an inauguration ceremony at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
Their meeting comes shortly after William Aston Villa’s side beat Ferdinand’s former side Manchester United 3-1 in their home game at the weekend.
Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show, he said: “I’m so happy about it. He’s a bit out of order if I have to be honest.
“Aston Villa, the team he supports, beat Man United at the weekend and that was the first thing he said.
“But, no, it was great. It was great to meet him. I’ve been lucky enough to meet him quite a few times so really talk about family.
“How is your family, how is my situation and so am I… No matter how many times you meet someone of this caliber, you walk in and your knees fall everywhere and you get nervous.
“Yeah, sure—that’s the future king, man. It’s Prince William, man, has levels. “
Ferdinand was joined at Windsor Castle by his wife Kate and father Julian.
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He won a Bafta Award and was commended for hosting the BBC documentary Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad about coping with the loss of his ex-wife Rebecca in 2015 to breast cancer and care. their three children.
Manchester United face Aston Villa again, this time in the Carabao Cup, at 8pm on Thursday.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/out-of-order-rio-ferdinand-says-aston-villa-fan-prince-william-teased-him-over-manchester-united-defeat-at-weekend-42135942.html ‘No order’ – Rio Ferdinand says Aston Villa fan Prince William teased him about Manchester United defeat at weekend