Prince William joins in Aston Villa celebrations at Wembley

Aston Villa v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship Play-off - Final - Wembley Stadium

Prince William was among those celebrating Aston Villa's return to the Premier League after beating Derby 2-1 in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final.

Villa have not been in the top tier since 2016 and last year suffered heartbreak in the play-off final against Fulham.

The Duke of Cambridge's official Twitter account was among those to take to social media to express their feelings.

It said: "Congratulations Aston Villa on achieving promotion back to the Premier League!"

Anwar El Ghazi put Villa in the lead with his first-half strike before John McGinn doubled their lead with 30 minutes left.

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) celebrates with former Aston Villa player John Carew after Villa scored their first goal during the English Championship play-off final football match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium in London on May 27, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge (left) celebrates in the stands with former footballer John Carew (right) after Aston Villa's Anwar El Ghazi scores his side's first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa fans celebrate after Anwar El Ghazi scores his side's first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Derby County manager Frank Lampard (right) hugs Jack Marriott at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane (second right) celebrates victory with staff member Alan Smith at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
The Duke of Cambridge (left) celebrates in the stands with former footballer John Carew (right) during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's James Chester (obscured) and Ahmed Elmohamady (centre) lifts the trophy in the stands with team-mates as they celebrate winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's James Chester (obscured) lifts the trophy in the stands with team-mates as they celebrate winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's John McGinn celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Derby County fans in the stands before the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Derby County's Ashley Cole (left) hugs Fikayo Tomori at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings (left) and Axel Tuanzebe celebrate with the trophy at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish celebrates after the final whistle after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's assistant coach John Terry celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish celebrates with the trophy after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's John McGinn (left), Jack Grealish, manager Dean Smith, and Anwar El Ghazi celebrates with the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final Trophy after the final whistle
Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebratest after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's John McGinn (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa's Ahmed Elmohamady celebrates after the final whistle
Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith celebrates the victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Aston Villa players celebrate promotion to the Premier League after the final whistle
Aston Villa fans celebrate promotion during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Derby County manager Frank Lampard (left) and Fikayo Tomori appear dejected after the final whistle
Aston Villa's John McGinn celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, London.
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With seven minutes of injury time after Jack Marriott's deflected effort gave Derby hope, they were ultimately unable to find the equaliser.

Villa right back Ahmed Elmohamady has been at the club for two years and said on instagram: "Job done, back to the big league."

You guy 💜 we love you 💜

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