Prince William Says He’s ‘Gutted’ in Rare Personal Message on Twitter

Prince William just released another personal statement on the Twitter account he shares with his wife, Kate Middleton.

Over the weekend, the Duke of Cambridge, 39, posted a rare message on social media, where he shared his thoughts over a recent rugby development.

He wrote, “Gutted for @AlunWynJones that he won’t be able to captain the Lions due to an injury. Wishing him a speedy recovery and best of luck to the rest of the Lions team as they set off for South Africa. We are all behind you!” As evidence that these words came directly from the duke himself (and not his social media team), he concluded the post with a personalized sign-off: “W.”

Prince William is referring to Alun Wyn Jones, a professional Welsh rugby player who recently dislocated his shoulder. As a result, Jones was ruled out from becoming the British & Irish Lions captain and was replaced by Conor Murray.

Though he rarely pens (and signs) his own posts, this isn’t the first time the Duke of Cambridge has spoken out about sports on social media. Back in April, the royal released an official statement on Twitter, where he addressed the “Super League” that was proposed for Europe’s football (soccer, to us Americans) teams.

The tweet read, “Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community–from the top level to the grassroots–and the values of competition and fairness at its core. I share the concerns of fans about the proposed Super League and the damage it risks causing to the game we love. W.”

Leave it to Prince William to pique our interest in European sports.

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