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'HRH 1' football strip presented to Prince Charles

Burnley Football Club chairman Barry Kilby with Prince Charles
Burnley chairman Barry Kilby gave Prince Charles the personalised shirt

The Prince of Wales was presented with a personalised Burnley Football Club strip during a visit to Lancashire.

He was said to be "pleasantly surprised" to be presented with the claret and blue top, with HRH 1 emblazoned on the back.

The prince was visiting Burnley to see the progress of several charities which are involved in regenerating the town.

The football club provided a boost to the area in May when it achieved promotion to the Premier League.

Chairman Barry Kilby presented Prince Charles with the special home shirt on the pitch.

'Rooting for us'

"I think he was pleasantly surprised with the award," he said.

The prince proved well versed in the club's fight to avoid relegation on a relatively shoestring budget.

Mr Kilby said: "He knows all our scores this season and he realises how vital our game is tomorrow at home to West Ham.

"I would like to think he may be rooting for us to win that match."

Ten of the Prince of Wales' charities are involved in promoting the development of the town, along with Burnley Borough Council and other local organisations.



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