A rare royal display of affection from Kate Middleton during the football last night is going viral

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The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, but while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that really steal the limelight.

From Princess Charlotte’s signature sass and Prince George’s cheeky grin to their royal waves when meeting their brother, Prince Louis, these toddlers never fail to make news. And judging by Prince Louis’ recent updates (including his love for interrupting Zoom calls), he seems to take after his siblings.

This weekend however it was Kate and Wills who made headlines with their multiple appearances during the mega sporting weekend.

First, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the women’s tennis finals on Saturday at Wimbledon, presenting the gong to Ashleigh Barty. Then, Kate returned on the Sunday with her father Michael Middleton to watch the men’s tennis finals, seeing world number 1 Novak Djokovic pick up his sixth Wimbledon win.

Not long afterwards, Kate was spotted at Wembley to watch England compete in the Euros final, joined by Prince William and Prince George.

One viral moment saw a rare royal display of affection as Prince George celebrated England’s first goal, hugging his parents excitedly.

The internet certainly seemed to approve, with one follower commenting: ‘One of the sweetest royal moments ever! It's not surprising that the babies are such cuddle monsters. With W&K as their parents, the little ones will grow up just as affectionate.’

Well, this is lovely.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.