Football is Prince William’s absolute favorite sport. It also came as no surprise to royal fans that he was seen watching the Euro final last week as he is the head of the Football Association. But what he did after the game caught everyone off guard.
The England women’s football team finally ended their 56-year trophy drought last weekend by beating Germany 2-1 to win the 2022 European Cup. The Duke of Cambridge moved by Lionesses’ impressive victory, took to the field to congratulate the players and present them with their medals.
The Duke of Cambridge has displayed his passion for the game before, but many suggest this time he breached royal decorum by hugging the players as they walked across the pitch. At official events, members of the royal family should limit their interactions to proper handshakes. It’s highly unusual for a member of the Royal Family to kiss a member of the public, but a royal expert claims the Duke did it on purpose.
According to Grant Harrold, a royal specialist and former butler to Prince Charles, “Historically there was a rule with the royal family that you could look at but not touch. If a member of the royal family approached you, you had to look them in the eye and shake their hand if they offered it. This was done largely for security reasons as well as the mystery surrounding the family.
But according to Harrold, Prince William’s method epitomizes contemporary times as outdated customs continue to be supplanted by more modern ones. William and the other younger members of the royal family, according to Harrold, “realized they couldn’t get away with being aloof.”
The younger royals were brought up completely differently, he continued, so the queen can get away with it because she is the queen and comes from another era. Diana was a cuddler, and I believe William’s upbringing was greatly influenced by physical touch and hugging. William will not find this strange; in fact, if it was just a firm handshake, he might find it more awkward. Plus, watching the royals kiss makes them look current and contemporary.
The relationship between the general population and the royal family changed as a result of Prince William’s active involvement. And according to the royal expert, the prince’s act demonstrates a more compassionate side of the royal family.
“As he works harder and gets more comfortable in his role, he wants people to see the real him, which is why we’ve seen a lot more affection lately,” he said. he declares. He adapted to his position.