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Prince George's Reaction to England's Euro 2020 Loss Might Just Break Your Heart

The young royal got so into the game, his father had to console him after England lost the match.
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The Euro 2020 finals have come and gone and it’s no secret how gutted England fans were by Sunday’s results. But one little spectator, sitting with his family in the stands, seems to have felt it the most, and across the match's 1,000 minutes of playtime truly surprised us all with his excitement and intensity.

Yes, folks, you’re seeing the picture clearly. That’s none other than Prince George himself, alongside his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for a day at Wembley Stadium. As he was all decked out in a blazer and tie, his reactions to what happened at the match led everyone to ask the same question: Did you know le petit prince was so invested in soccer? (Well, some people did.)

Unfortunately for the young lad, he got a heartbreaking introduction to the harsh realities of England soccer fandom when Italy won in penalty kicks. And his own expression, for those of us on this side of the pond watching without a team to represent us, was by far the most devastating thing to appear on screen throughout the competition. At one point, dear ol' dad had to lean over to comfort him.

Prince William, who also happens to be the president of the Football Association in England, wrapped his arms around his eldest, making sure he wasn’t too upset by the results.

And after, William took the time to acknowledge England’s second-place finish.

“Heartbreaking. Congratulations @Azzurri on a great victory,” the senior royal wrote on Instagram. “@England, you’ve all come so far, but sadly this time it wasn’t our day. You can all hold your heads high, and be so proud of yourselves — I know there’s more to come. W”

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Here’s to seeing a big smile on the royal’s face when Euro 2024 takes place in Germany.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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