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Last Updated: Wednesday December 01 2010 08:23 GMT

Prince William backs 2018 bid

Prince Wiliam, David Cameron and David Beckham in Zurich

It's not often that one of the most famous footballers in the world sits down with a member of the Royal Family.

But Prince William has joined David Beckham, along with Prime Minister David Cameron, in Zurich to support England's 2018 World Cup bid.

The winner of the 2018 World Cup bid will be announced on Thursday.

England is up against joint bids from Spain/Portgal, Neherlands/Belgium and Russia, to host the competition for the first time since 1996.

As well as Russia, England's rivals for the 2018 competition included joint bids by Belgium and the Netherlands, and Spain and Portugal.