Prince William labeled 'HRH Hottie'—fans fawn over 'beautiful man' as he chats football initiatives in latest royal outing

Prince William has inspired royal fans who see a resemblance to another royal relative

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association, during his visit to Dulwich Hamlet FC
(Image credit: Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince William has captured the attention of royal fans who have dubbed the future king a “beautiful man” after his recent royal outing to discuss football initiatives.  


Prince William has seriously impressed royal fans after posting several sweet photos of his recent royal engagement. As a senior member of the Royal Family and second in the royal line of succession, the Duke of Cambridge is Patron of a number of organizations and is also the current President of the Football Association. It was in this capacity that he attended this year’s Euros 2020 final alongside Kate Middleton and their eldest child, Prince George. 

Now Prince William has shown his support for the game once again as he discussed the future of football during his latest royal engagement at Dulwich Hamlet FC. Posting on the official Duke and Duchess of Cambridge social media accounts, the Queen’s grandson shared candid pictures taken that day and they have certainly got fans excited. 

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Explaining the initiatives discussed, the caption stated, “Hearing from fans about the future of the game 📣⚽

“Today The Duke heard from players, clubs and fans on the vital role grassroots and lower league clubs like @DulwichHamletFC play in English football, and how they can best be supported. The Fan Led Review, an independent examination of the English football system launched earlier this year, forms a critical part of ensuring a financially sustainable football model.

It continued, “The Review provides an opportunity for fans to share their views on how to improve the governance, ownership and financial sustainability of clubs across all levels of football.”

Here Prince William showed his support for grassroots and lower league clubs and their fans and his passion for the game was evident in the wonderful pictures.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association, during a visit to Dulwich Hamlet FC

(Image credit: Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

And whilst the inspiring engagement certainly seems to have struck a chord with royal fans, it wasn’t the only aspect of the post that captured people’s attention. Many people also took to the comments to share their excitement at seeing such a relaxed and smiling Prince William, dubbing him “beautiful”. 

“HRH Hottie”, one fan wrote excitedly. “Lol. Sorry, no disrespect YRH, but The Duke is getting more and more gorgeous as he gets older!” 

Whilst another person agreed, responding simply, “Beautiful man his smile is so so cute”. 

“Beautiful man, inside and out! He has his mothers looks and heart”, a third person replied.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association, during his visit to Dulwich Hamlet FC

(Image credit: Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

And they weren’t the only one to spot the family resemblance, as several others also expressed their belief that Prince William’s looks reminded them of his late mother. 

“He looks so much like Princess Diana in the 3rd picture”, someone else declared. 

“That’s Diana’s smile,” a fellow fan stated, whilst another person echoed this sentiment, writing, “His Mum through and through an absolute delight”. 

Princess Diana with her sons Prince William (left) and Prince Harry on a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria

(Image credit: Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

These brilliant reactions to Prince William's recent appearance come as he paid “heartwarming” tribute to another significant royal relative, his late grandfather, in the new BBC Prince Philip documentary

The documentary makers went inside Buckingham Palace and also interviewed all four of Prince Philip and the Queen’s children and many of their grandchildren for this poignant special. Prince William was the one to open the initial teaser trailer as he discussed Prince Philip's inspiring influence on his and his family's lives.

"He has always been a huge presence behind everything we have done, really," Prince William powerfully declared. 

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!