Prince William & Kate Middleton Break Royal Protocol (and They Look Very Happy to Do So)

Prince William and Kate Middleton just broke royal protocol, and they documented the entire thing on their joint social media account.

This week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embarked on a trip to Jamaica, where they met with the country’s bobsleigh and skeleton team. When they stumbled upon a yellow sled, Prince William and Middleton wasted no time getting inside and taking photos. They even broke a royal rule by posing for a selfie.

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At one point, one of the athletes whipped out a cellphone and took a front-facing photo with Prince William and Middleton. The pic features the royal couple sitting in the sled, surrounded by locals.

The news might surprise some fans, since royals aren’t typically allowed to pose for personal photos. Although there isn’t a written “no selfies” rule, they usually refrain from taking pictures with fans, especially when they’re on duty.

The Jamaican team shared the photo on their official Instagram account. “What an honour it is to have The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge not only in Jamaica but sitting in one of our history-making bobsleighs!” the caption read. “We are thankful for the support and looking forward to once again being the #HottestThingOnIce in the 2026 Winter Olympics!”

Prince William and Middleton commented on the post, “Lovely to meet you all today.” They even re-shared the pic on their Instagram Story and added, “Selfie for the archives.”

One could argue that the Jamaican athletes aren’t strictly fans and, therefore, the duke and duchess didn’t truly break protocol. Still, we’re curious to know what the queen thinks.

Selfie aside, it seems Prince William and Middleton didn’t get the memo to wear yellow.

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