By Amy Hunt
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge don't generally operate their own social media - and instead, their official accounts are run by members of their staff.
So if ever one of the royal couple shares a personal message on their Twitter or Instagram, it's an exciting occasion for royal fans.
And last night, Prince William did just that, penning a Tweet on the Kensington Royal Twitter account himself, for a very special reason.
The Duke, who is known to be an avid football fan, shared a message for the England women football team, after they secured a brilliant 3-0 win against Norway in a quarter-final match last night.
Clearly delighted, William wrote, 'What a performance @Lionesses, a superb display! The whole country is behind you going into Tuesday’s semi-final, bring it on!', before signing off the message with a simple, 'W'.
Fans of the future King were clearly chuffed to see a special message from HRH himself, with one saying, 'I love seeing a tweet signed "W"!!!! Can we get one from "C" too??? Way to go @Lionesses'.
Another agreed, writing, 'I love waiting for these tweets from "W" 😊'
Other fans agreed with Prince William, and were quick to share their congraulations with the women's team themselves.
The Duke of Cambridge has always been an enthusiastic football fab, and last year posted another rare personal message on Twitter to congratulate the men's team at the World Cup during the summer.
And, just a few weeks ago, William was caught on camera delightedly celebrating a win for his favourite football team Aston Villa.
The royal was spotted in the stands alongside former football player Johm Carew, who he hugged while celebrating his teams win. You can see the adorable moment here.
It seems the royal really is just like the rest of us!
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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