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You Need to See Prince William's Candid (and, Frankly, Wild) Reactions to Intense Soccer Match

He's England's #1 fan

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Prince William recently showed his support for England as they faced off against Switzerland at the Düsseldorf Arena for the UEFA EURO quarterfinals—and it's safe to say he ran the gamut of emotions.

On July 6, the future king and soccer enthusiast, 42, was spotted watching the game from the stands, and his wide range of reactions was on full display. Fortunately, it all ended on a celebratory note, when England won the match and advanced to the semifinals. Shortly after their victory, the prince shared a snapshot on Twitter and wrote, "Nail-biting to the very end. Well done @england! Semifinals here we come! We believe." He also included a personal touch, ending the message with his first initial, "W."

The royal was joined by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and FA Chair Debbie Hewitt, who also celebrated with the prince as they watched England on the field. But of course, we still can't get over those candid reactions from Prince William. From cheering and pumping his fists in the air to putting his face in his palms, these pics are proof that his son, Prince Louis, isn't the only expressive one in the royal family.

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Prince William couldn't contain his excitement when soccer player Bukayo Saka scored a goal for England.

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He even gave the team a standing ovation, pumping his fists in celebration.

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At one point, the Prince of Wales held his head in his hands after Swiss striker Breel Embolo scored for the opposing team.

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We all know the feeling of watching in suspense while our favorite is behind...

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Here, the royal is cheering the players on as they edge closer to scoring a point.

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Prince William couldn't look any prouder of his home team.

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And the Prince of Wales goes wild! Here, he celebrates England's thrilling victory, following a successful penalty shootout.

Talk about an intense match. We look forward to seeing plenty more of Prince William's reactions during the semifinals.

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