The royal unknowingly appeared in the all-female squad s selfie at Kensington Palace

By Monique Jessen
July 09, 2015 11:45 AM
Karen Bardsley/Twitter

Care for a photobomb with those croissants?

Prince William left the side of 2-month-old Princess Charlotte and nearly 2-year-old Prince George on Thursday morning to host a breakfast reception for the England Women’s Football Team at Kensington Palace in London.

As President of the British Football Association, William was keen to congratulate the Lionesses after their impressive achievement during the recent Women s World Cup in Canada, which saw the team come in third – the best-ever result for an England senior football team on foreign soil.

It was during the informal meet-and-greet at the palace that Lioness goalkeeper Karen Bardsley took to Twitter to share a picture of William unknowingly photobombing them. As they pointed to their host, William appeared completely oblivious, deep in conversation with a guest in the background. “The croissants though!” she captioned the comical photo.

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William had closely followed the team’s progress throughout the championship and had used Twitter himself to cheer the squad on. A keen Aston Villa fan, he even called the team before their historic semi-final match against Japan on July 1 to wish them good luck.

It was while visiting them back in May that the new dad revealed he had been suffering from “a few sleepless nights” thanks to Princess Charlotte.

While the Lionesses continued a fun-packed day in London, which includes a trip to Downing Street and then onto Wimbledon to enjoy some tennis, William traveled to the Imperial War Museum in Dexford, where he was presented with a 1930s spitfire from American philanthropist Thomas Kaplan.

Prince William sits in a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I N3200
Samir Hussein/WireImage

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