New King of England Charles is a Burnley FC fan and has a VIP season ticket
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His Royal Highness was given a VIP season ticket and invited to watch his favourite team from the Directors’ Box after speaking highly of the club at a dinner for the British Asian Trust at Windsor Castle.
At the time, King Charles, 73, who had been doing charity work in the area, said: “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.”
King Charles also visited the town in February 2010, praising the development plans for Weavers Triangle and meeting former Turf Moor chairman Barry Kilby and then manager Brian Laws.
Today marks his first full day of reign as the country’s king following the death of his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, aged 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland yesterday. He will meet with Liz Truss, the new prime minister, in London and prepare to address the nation.