West Brom fans had the honour of royalty visiting their club on Thursday. The Duke of Cambridge Prince William travelled to the Baggies training base with the #HeadsUp campaign to discuss mental health, and the fans loved seeing Slaven Bilic mix with the prince.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) November 28, 2019
The supporters were all very quick to make the same joke about Prince William meeting royalty when he was pictured chatting with Bilic, and the light-hearted Twitter responses came in their droves after the official West Brom Twitter account posted the picture.
However, as good as the jokes were from the Baggies, the message that their club and the royal family were there to promote is a hugely important one. Mental health is a huge problem in both football and the outside world, and West Brom fans should be hugely proud of the work their club is doing in being apart of this campaign.
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You can read the Baggies’ thoughts on the royal visit here:
Such an privilege for Prince William to be able to meet royalty
— Sarah (@sarah_WBAx) November 28, 2019
He’s admiring super Slavs beard
— L Y D I A (@lydia_sloan7) November 28, 2019
Slav said “I hate the villa, I’m from Croatia and I love the baggies”
— Dale Smyth (@dshypnotist) November 28, 2019
When Royalty met William.
— Corbyn is a racist endeavour #NeverCorbyn (@woodydudecoyb) November 28, 2019
Slaven Bilic with his biggest fan
— KG (@xKG_180) November 28, 2019
I can think of no greater honour than meeting Super Slav
— West Ham Ironess (@IronessWest) November 28, 2019
The Baggies absolutely adore Bilic, and it should come as no surprise to see them lauding their gaffer in response to the club tweet.