Shocked fans are just realising which team King Charles supports as they say he’ll be home in time for the match

FANS are shocked to discover King Charles III is a Burnley fan on the day of his coronation.

King Charles III was crowned at Westminster Abbey alongside Queen Camilla.

King Charles was crowned at Westminster Abbey


King Charles was crowned at Westminster AbbeyCredit: Rex
The King is a Burnley fan and received a shirt in 2012


The King is a Burnley fan and received a shirt in 2012Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

And some viewers watching at home have been discussing the topic of his favourite football team – Burnley.

Some have only just learned the King is a Clarets fan, while others joked he will be happy not to have missed Vincent Kompany’s side in action, with the last game of the season against Cardiff move to Monday.

One fan said: “I’m today years old when I’ve found out king Charles is a Burnley fan.”

Another added: “King Charles is just happy Burnley play on Monday and he ay missing the match 🤣”

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A third said: “The most important thing to remember about this historic day is that King Charles is a Burnley fan. 😉

“God save the King! #Coronation.”

And another commented: “The reason King Charles hasn’t smiled is because he keeps remembering Ashley Barnes will play his last game for Burnley on Monday.”

King Charles revealed he is a Burnley fan during a charity visit to the area in 2012.

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In a more recent visit he was even presented wth a shirt by the club with ‘HRH 1’ printed on the back.

King Charles said of his support: “A consortium of my charities, including the British Asian Trust, has been working in Burnley.

“Hence, 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.

“My charities have been working there together to demonstrate that an integrated approach can produce the best dividends.”

The King follows in the footsteps of his great grandfather King George V, who also supported Burnley after watching them claim their only FA Cup title with a win over Liverpool in the 1914 final.