Here's why Prince William broke protocol by HUGGING England players after Euro 2022 win

is a die-heart football fan. And being the president of the Football Association, spotting him enjoying the last week was no surprise for fans. But the real surprise was what he did after the match.

Last weekend, England finally broke their 56-year wait for a trophy when the women's soccer team won the 2022 Euro Cup defeating Germany 2-1. The big win by the Lionesses left the emotional and made him head to the pitch to congratulate the players and hand over their medals.

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The Duke of Cambridge has previously shown his love for the sport, but this time many are saying he broke royal protocol by giving the players hugs as they made their way across the pitch. Royal protocol dictates members of the royal family limit themselves to formal handshakes during official engagements. Hence a royal member embracing members of the public is a rare sight, but a royal expert says it was a deliberate action by the duke.