Future king Prince Charles was given VIP season ticket after admitting support

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You may not know that the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, is a big football fan, although he hasn't followed the rest of the Royal Family when it comes to choosing his team.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II shares a loyalty with West Ham United, and Prince William is a well known Aston Villa supporter, but the Prince of Wales has gone in a different direction.

Prince Charles continues to do a lot of charity work surrounding football, and it's perhaps through this that the 73-year-old has built up a report with one side in particular.

And he has a VIP season ticket waiting for him should he ever look to use it.

Prince Charles has followed his family in choosing football teams that wear claret and blue, but remarkably the Prince of Wales is a fan of Burnley, as revealed at a reception and dinner for the British Asian Trust in 2012.

Charles said: "Some of you asked this evening whether I support a British football club and I said, 'Yes, Burnley.'

"And people have responded 'Burnley?' Oh, yes, because Burnley has been through some very challenging times and I'm trying to find ways of helping to regenerate and raise aspirations and self-esteem in that part of the world."

Burnley were not in the Premier League at the time that Charles admitted his love for the club, but unfortunately they could be in danger of dropping back down the Championship unless they pick up some points this season.

Following his admission of admiration for Burnley, the club offered him a VIP season ticket and a place in their directors' box, as a spokesperson said: "It's no surprise to see Charles reaffirming his support for Burnley Football Club as we know he keeps a close eye on our results.

"In fact, as part of our new season ticket package, we are sending a complimentary VIP season ticket to Charles and we hope to see him cheering on the Clarets from the directors' box next season."

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