Eagle-Eyed Viewers Spot Prince William Appearing To Swear In Frustration In Tense Wimbledon Moment
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On Tuesday evening, 5 July, Belgium player David Goffin went head-to-head on the court against British player Cameron Norrie in a tense battle to reach Wimbledon's semi-finals.
One member of the crowd who felt the pressure was none other than Prince William.
The royal was caught on BBC coverage of the event reacting to a shot looking severely frustrated. So frustrated in fact, many viewers believe the footage cut off just before he was about to utter a few choice words.
One Wimbledon watcher posted a clip from the match on Twitter, captioning the post: "Haha Prince William saying no, no, no f**k it lol."
In the video, the prince can be seen putting his chin in his hands before tugging at his tie, an expression of frustration etched all over his face.
Despite the Twitter user's caption, the end of Prince William's sentence is cut off as the camera breaks away, and while you can clearly see "No, no..." the next part of his sentence appears to begin with the letter 'F', given his mouth shape and movement.
While it's uncertain as to just what exactly William was uttering in his moment of annoyance, many Twitter users have been overjoyed with the possibility of Prince Will expressing his frustration – something we've all done, after all.
"This is a meme," one said.
Another wrote: "That's gold."
"I have to admit that was make take on it haha good to see some feelings," a third said.
Another said: "Can't be unseen! So glad he's human."
"Was thinking the same thing!!!! HE'S HUMAN!!!!!! Yeah!!!" another replied.
However, some users disagreed with the user's lip reading and prediction of what Prince William was saying in his moment of despair.
"I don't think that's what he said at all. Why edit the video and cut it off where it ended?" one questioned.
Another offered what is probably the most likely – and most fitting for a Royal – explanation: "He was about to say 'For goodness sake' when the camera cut away."
Royals do not Cuss…— Vicki Ott (@VickiOtt7) July 5, 2022
While many viewers got carried away as to whether Prince William is capable of effing and jeffing, Norrie beat Goffin to the Wimbledon Grand Slam semi-finals, beating him in five sets.
The British tennis player is set to return to Centre Court on Friday, 8 July.
The other two semi-finalists are yet to be decided. In the meantime, Wimbledon fans have been left to fume over the price of food and drink at the sporting event, while speculating about whether Royals swear like normal human beings, of course.