Princess Charlotte is taking her first steps. Her dad Prince William revealed the big news about his baby girl while speaking at a Football Association reception ahead of a lunch at Wembley Stadium Wednesday. The proud dad added that his 11-month-old daughter was showing promise of being a “very good footballer.”

The 33-year-old prince told former Chelsea and Aston Villa defender Paul Elliott that his daughter had better football skills than her big brother Prince George. “She’s a very good footballer. You hold her hand and she kicks it,” William said of his daughter.

The Duke of Cambridge has been the president of the FA for the last ten years. The British royal reflected on his role for the past decade. William, who is a keen Aston Villa supporter, also backed an alternative Midlands football team to win the Premier League title – shock leaders Leicester City.

He said he wanted Leicester to win, which would be very good for the game. When it comes to football, William is outspoken about it. Now his daughter appears to share his passion for the game as she grows up.

Earlier, after the birth of baby Charlotte, she was gifted with a personalized football T-shirt from the England Women’s football team. This was after the baby’s birth in May when her dad met the team during a training session in Staffordshire. However, apart from her first steps, and kicking a ball, she showed off her first teeth during a photocall at the family’s annual ski holiday in the French Alps in March.

Baby Charlotte will celebrate her first birthday on May 2. She is likely to celebrate her special day with her parents William and Kate Middleton as well as her brother George. The family-of-four is expected to ring in the special occasion with a private celebration at their home Anmer Hall.