Prince William reacts to England's World Cup loss in first-ever tweet

Gibson Johns

Prince William is taking England's crushing World Cup loss in stride.

Minutes after England lost 2-1 to Croatia in extra time, the Duke of Cambridge took to the Kensington Palace Twitter account, which is normally manned by an unnamed social media manager, to express his condolences to the surely devastated team.

"I know how disappointed @england must feel right now, but I couldn't be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high," he wrote. "You're had an incredible #WorldCup, made history, and gave us fans something to believe in."


"We know there is more to come from this @england team," he added. "W."

As far as we're aware, this is the first time that William himself has taken charge of the popular Twitter account, which bills itself as "the official account of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their Royal Foundation, based at Kensington Palace" and boasts 1.59 million followers.

It's been a busy week for the royals. The tweet came two days after William's third child, Prince Louis, was baptized in London. Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were among those in attendance. The next day, the foursome joined Queen Elizabeth as the country celebrated 100 years of the Royal Air Force. That same day, Meghan and Harry jetted off to Dublin for several official royal engagements.