Euro 2020 final: Prince William comforts devastated Prince George after England loss

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their son Prince George appeared heartbroken in the stands at the Euro 2020 final after England lost to Italy in a penalty shootout following a nail-biting match. 

A crestfallen William pulled George into an embrace as they processed the loss at London's Wembley Stadium while Kate watched on, looking very downcast herself. 

It was a far cry from the elated celebration the 7-year-old football fan performed on seeing England's Luke Shaw score within the first few minutes of the game, complete with joyful cheers and hugs from mum and dad. 

George reportedly begged his parents to be able to attend the match, having also been allowed to watch England's advance to the quarter finals. For both events, George and his dad wore matching outfits. 

While George seemingly took the disappointment hard, William - who is President of the Football Association - was better experienced to be able to take it in stride. 

"Heartbreaking. Congratulations @Azzurri on a great victory," he wrote on Instagram.

"@England, you've all come so far, but sadly this time it wasn't our day. You can all hold your heads high, and be so proud of yourselves - I know there's more to come. W."