Steven Gerrard said that despite mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales made time to send a letter of support to Aston Villa.
William is preparing for his grandmother’s funeral on Monday following her passing on September 8 at the age of 96.
Nonetheless, the lifelong Villa supporter backed Gerrard and his struggling squad before to Friday’s crucial 1-0 victory against Southampton in the Premier League.
Jacob Ramsey’s first-half goal pushed Villa out of the relegation zone after the stadium paid respect to the Queen with a minute of silence and a chorus of the national song before to kickoff. William’s message provided further encouragement.
“He messaged in the week, to the club, and that shows everything about what he thinks of this club. For us to reward that with a result and clean sheet, I’m sure he will be proud,” Gerrard said.
“It was along the lines of ‘would love to be there’. He is consistently in touch. He is very supportive of the boys individually, he loves them. It’s really impressive, his knowledge, and how much he is in to it.
“It certainly took me back. He is very much involved in Villa. For him to message in the situation he is in is really impressive.”