Prince William recently attended the Euro 2022 finale and broke royal protocol.
It’s not a new concern that the newer generation of royals are seemingly breaking royal protocols, but this one is legit…
And yes, Prince William is usually a royal to stick by the rules, but how did this happen?
It’s not a surprise that Prince William and Prince Harry are constantly making headlines for different reasons…
Keep scrolling for the full story!
Meghan and Harry seem to have been the pillars of scrutiny against the Royal Family since stepping down from their positions last January.
Meghan and Harry said they wanted a more private life for their children, and moved to Los Angeles to live a more normal life out of the media eye.
However, many feel like the couple has truly slandered the Royal Family.
And that Harry’s relationships with his brother, father and grandparents is “hanging by a thread.”
Although, through the rifts, there were reports that the Royal Family were “delighted” by the news of the couple’s second child, Lilibet’s birth.
Despite Harry’s continuous blasting of them across all media platforms.
Harry’s relationship with his family remains strained.
With Charles apparently refusing his calls on the lead up to the announcement in 2020. Harry also said he was financially cut off from his father after they stepped down and at first they were forced to live off Diana’s inheritance.
Asked by Oprah Winfrey during their televised interview about why they left, Harry blamed a “lack of support and lack of understanding.”
He also said he wanted to get away from the ‘genetic pain’ he felt from his family, especially his father, Prince Charles.
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, (and) Archie’s his grandson.”
“But at the same time – I will always love him – but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship. But they only know what they know, or what they’re told.”
Then, of course, following Lilibet’s birth came the controversy surrounding her name…
With one royal biographer, Angela Levin, deeming it as ‘rude.’
As we know, their baby girl was named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Paying tribute to Harry’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in 1997, when Harry was just twelve.
The name Lilibet is also a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II herself.
A family pet name, the Queen bestowed it on herself as a child as she couldn’t pronounce the name Elizabeth. The name was particularly used by the Queen’s late husband Prince Philip. It was also used by her doting father, King George VI.
But, despite the tribute, people still weren’t happy with some even accusing that, by using the Queen’s private pet name as a first name, Harry had broken royal protocol.
Harry was heavily criticized for taking such a private, intimate pet name and giving it to his child, after what some are calling an ‘onslaught of abuse’ against his grandmother and The Firm.
Royal commentator, Richard Kay, suggested that it may be a step too far for Meghan and Harry to name their daughter Lilibet.
Writing in a column for the Daily Mail, he said: “By giving the baby the name Lilibet, the Queen’s private family nickname – even though they intend to use the diminutive ‘Lili’ for their daughter – there is a risk.”
“Will it be seen as a presumptuous choice for a royal baby who is eighth in line to the throne, but who will grow up on the other side of the world speaking with an American accent?”
“It is tempting to wonder if Harry would have been so emboldened in his choice if his grandfather Prince Philip – the only close family member permitted to call the Queen ‘Lilibet’ – had still been alive.”
“Doubtless, there will be among the more cautious courtiers at the Palace some discomfort and the odd raised eyebrow at this latest convention-destroying Exocet from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
There was a mixed response to the name, with some believing that the couple were pandering to the Queen for forgiveness, whilst others thought that it was a touching tribute.
Following that, Meghan revealed in a short clip that she was asking forty friends to donate forty minutes to help mentor a woman back into work.
In a message on their Archewell website with the clip, Meghan also wrote: “In reflecting on my 40th birthday and the many things I am grateful for, I’m struck that time is among our greatest and most essential gifts.”
“Time with our loved ones, time doing the things we love, time spent learning, laughing, growing, and the sacred time we have on this earth. Amongst the most valuable gifts of time is also time spent in service to others knowing that it can contribute to incredible change.”
“To that last point, and with my 40th lap around the sun in mind, it made me wonder: what would happen if we all committed 40 minutes to helping someone else or to mentoring someone in need? And then what would happen if we asked our friends to do the same?”
“In the past two years, and in large part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of millions of women around the world have left the workforce, including over 2 million women in the US.”
“So many of these women are also shouldering the brunt of the crisis when it comes to unpaid labor, including schooling and caring for family members. And the latest research shows that fewer women than men will regain work as we recover from the pandemic.”
“I believe mentorship is one way to help women regain confidence and rebuild their economic strength, and for my birthday, I have asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to help kickoff a global effort by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to support women re-entering the workforce.”
“With this time, I hope they each help someone advance a professional life on her own terms, and, I hope that they inspire countless others to give 40 minutes of their time as well.
“If you are able, please join us and pledge 40 minutes today in service of others in the way that feels right to you. The time that you donate can contribute to a global wave of service and set in motion meaningful impact in our own communities, and across the world.”
And not long after, the pair sparked opinions from people once again…
When the couple released their 2021 Christmas card which features the first public photo of their daughter, Lilibet.
The then-6-month-old is featured alongside the couple and her big brother, Archie and as you can imagine, many people were swooning over how adorable it is.
However, there are some people that had an issue with it as they “felt sorry” for Archie…
“Poor Archie completely ignored and they wasn’t significant enough to make them a family,” one person said.
“To be honest, that’s a little insulting to poor Archie. Sort of like until Lili came along he didn’t really matter. The photo is also all about Lili, no one is paying him any attention. Hope that’s not reflection of reality!” said another.
People have been left “feeling sorry” for Archie as they claim he looked “sad” and was being left out.
What do you think? We think the picture is adorable!
Now, though, it’s Will and Kate bagging the backlash.
The pair sent a message to Meghan Markle over social media that’s got everyone talking.
“No,” one person simply replied.
“Seriously?? Wow. No words,” another wrote.
“I can’t I just can’t,” another noted.
So what’s got people so riled up?
Well, Will and Kate wished Meghan a Happy Birthday…
Yes, that’s right… People are furious about it as they claim that Meghan doesn’t deserve a Happy Birthday from the Cambridges.
“She really doesn’t deserve anything from us,” one person wrote.
Well, we hope Meghan had a fabulous birthday. We think she deserves it.
In other news, Prince William recently attended the Euro 2022 final…
The Prince was spotted cheering on for the women’s England team against Germany.
The Lionesses beat Germany with a 2-1 score, which ended England’s fifty-six-year wait for a trophy by claiming a first major tournament win since 1966, LADbible reports.
But it was something else that surprised onlookers…
If you watched closely you probably would have realized the Prince acting a lot like a commoner rather than a royal…
Now, we all know that Prince William is a die-hard football fan, but the events that occurred after the winning moment have raised everybody’s eyebrows.
Royal expert and former butler of Prince Charles, Grant Harrold, has dished out some juicy facts about the surprising moments caught on camera…
But he revealed that Prince William’s gesture was a “deliberate choice.”
“Historically, there was a rule with royals that you could look but you couldn’t touch. f you met a royal, you could look at them and if they offered you a handshake, you were to accept it.
“That was a lot to do with the mystique surrounding the family but also for security reasons, too,” Harrold told OK! magazine.
Even adding it was Prince William’s approach to represent the “modern era.”
“I think William and the other younger royals have realized that they can’t get away with being aloof,” he continued.
“The Queen can get away with it because she’s the Queen and she’s from a different era, but the younger royals have been brought up very differently,” Harrold said.
And even added that Diana, Princess of Wales was also “a hugger.”
“Diana was a hugger and I think that this physical contact and hugging people has a lot to do with how William was raised,” he added.
“It won’t feel unnatural to William – if anything, it’d feel more uncomfortable if it was just a strict handshake. As well as this, seeing royals hug makes them relevant and modern,” the royal expert said.
Harrold further revealed that the Prince may be “breaking old rules as a way of showing the public the human side to him” as he steps up to break into the shoes of his future role as King and take on the responsibility of more work.
“As he does more work and gets to grips with his role, he wants people to see the real him which is why we’ve seen a lot more affection recently.
“He’s really eased into his role.” he concluded.
After the game, Prince William headed onto the pitch to congratulate the players and hand over their medals.
Expressing his appreciation for the team, the Prince gave each of the Lionesses a hug, as per LADbible.
Nothing wrong with a royal hug, right?
While it was an emotional moment for the players and the fans, including the Prince…
Prince William technically “broke the royal rules.”
How? Well, let us explain…
The royal family aren’t allowed to hug members of the public…
So formal handshakes during official engagements are only allowed.
What do you think about Prince William breaking royal protocol?