Royal etiquette went out the window when Prince William’s favorite soccer team won on Monday.
The Duke of Cambridge couldn’t contain his excitement after his beloved Aston Villa beat Derby County, 2-1, in the championship league playoff final at London’s Wembley Stadium.
William was caught on camera jumping for joy and hugging former Aston Villa player John Carew:
Villa’s victory secured the side promotion from the second tier of English soccer to the prestigious (and highly lucrative) Premier League. Next season, it will play against the likes of champions Manchester City and Liverpool.
William ran through a whole gamut of emotions during the game:
The prince revealed in 2015 that he supported Aston Villa because he “didn’t want to follow the run-of-the-mill teams” that were popular with his high school friends.
“I wanted to have a team that was more mid-table that could give me more emotional rollercoaster moments,” William said.
Well, he certainly got that on Monday.