Prince William breaks royal protocol at the awards ceremony – “Completely crazy!” | Royal | New
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Last week Prince William attended the Who Cares Wins Award in London hosted by The Sun. The event took place at the Camden Rotunda, North London and brought together luminaries from the worlds of television, sports and politics.
Among the guests were Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former footballer David Beckham.
Prince William presented an award at the event, congratulating rescuers and highlighting paramedics who had been injured during their shift.
However, Natalie O’Rourke, a laureate of her equestrian center that works with children and people with disabilities, told The Sun the prince broke royal protocol.
She said: “Prince William just came over and started talking to us, it was amazing.
“He was just walking and I was sitting.
“I said, ‘I’m sitting down, should I get up?’ you know, because it’s Prince William.
“And he said, ‘No, don’t worry.'”
Breaking with tradition, she asked if she could take a photo with the prince.
The Duke of Cambridge chats with Sandra Georgina West at The Sun’s Who Cares Awards
“He said ‘Yeah’, that was crazy, because I thought we didn’t dare go over to him, but he was just a nice, normal, genuine person,” Ms. O’Rourke revealed.
Sadly, the photo is actually seen as a breach of protocol for the Royal Family.
According to a royal fan who attended the Queen’s Buckingham Palace garden party in May 2017, it is considered taboo to take selfies with the Royal Family.
Greg Agnew told Insider: “The one thing they talked about a lot was the lack of selfies, and the reason was they didn’t want people to turn their backs on the Royal Family and the Queen.
Boris and Prince William
“And that was very important to them.”
While the rule is not completely set in stone, especially in the digital age, Cabinet members rarely accept selfie invitations.
However, they broke this rule several times.
William has featured in selfies in the past, including in 2015 where he posed with the England women’s football team.
Likewise, in 2014, during William and Kate’s 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand, a series of selfies of the Royal Family ended up on social media.
In 2017, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, reportedly disclosed the palace’s stance on selfies, when during her first official engagement the former actress was reportedly overheard saying: ‘We are not allowed to take selfies “.
At the awards ceremony, the Duke of Cambridge praised the UK emergency services.
“Every day our emergency services face difficult and high pressure situations.
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“While most of us would naturally turn away and seek safety, our emergency responders are up to the occasion, rushing straight into danger to provide life-saving – and often life-saving – support.
He continued, “Very modestly, they will tell you that that doesn’t make them heroes and that everything is done in the name of duty.
“But sometimes a situation will arise which will test the resolve of even the most experienced answering machine.”
The Who Cares Wins Awards were founded in 2017 and showcase the dedicated work of physicians, nurses, midwives, surgeons, volunteers, researchers and charities.
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This year, the event teamed up with The National Lottery and NHS Charities Together.