FIFA 13's Royal XI pays tribute to Prince Harry

Earlier this week it was revealed that Prince Harry likes to play FIFA during his military downtime. Ever the opportunists, EA Sports has decided to make a Royal XI squad in FIFA 13's Ultimate Team mode.

The squad is a veritable king's banquet of puns, with every player's name related to the Royal Family in some way. From Marlon King and Ryan Noble up front to Matt Duke of Bradford in goals, there's more wordplay in there than a Countdown box set.

We reckon they were stretching it when it came to choosing their manager though, as Alex "Fergie" Ferguson is cheating a bit. We'd have gone for Joe Royle instead.

If EA wanted to get a little cleverer and think outside the box, they should have added Josť Antonio Reyes, because "reyes" is Spanish for "kings". We also think they should be wearing the Reading FC strip, since they're The Royals after all.

Here's the full squad picture, with the team list underneath.


Formation - 3-4-3

GK - Matt Duke (Bradford City)
DF - Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers)
DF - Prince Desir Gouano (Lanciano - Serie B)
DF - Simon King (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
MF - Mark Noble (West Ham United)
MF - Kevin Knight ( Bray Wanderers - League of Ireland)
MF - Prince Buaben (Watford FC)
MF - Andy King (Leicester City)
CF - Marlon King (Birmingham City)
CF - John Marquis (Millwall)
CF - Ryan Noble (Sunderland)

Manager - Sir Alex 'Fergie' Ferguson

Charles Dias De Oliveira (Belem, Brazil)
William Gallas (Tottenham Hotspur)
Harry Kane (Norwich City)
Danny Andrew (Cheltenham)
Kevin Theophile-Catherine (Rennes)
Mark-Philips (Southend)

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United)
Ross King (UCD - League of Ireland)
Dame N'Doye (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Brendan King (Bray Wanderers - League of Ireland)
Kevin-Prince Boateng (AC Milan)