Royal fans defend Prince George following Wimbledon commentary blunder

Wimbledon viewers leapt to the defence of a young royal attendee in a case of mistaken identity.

Prince George was attending Sunday's final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, when the gaffe occurred.

During a lull in the on-court action BBC commentator, Andrew Castle, appeared to get George mixed up with his younger brother Prince Louis when referring to an incident at the Jubilee.

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The tennis pundit referenced scenes from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, saying that George had been caught "just slightly misbehaving".

But royal watchers at home were quick to rush to Twitter to clear the young Prince's name..

One tweeted: "Andrew Castle getting it wrong. George wasn't misbehaving, it was Louis."

A second remarked: "Just said the same in our house – if you're gonna spout stuff at least get the right Prince!"

George joined his parents in the royal box on Sunday in what Kate described as a "treat" for the eight-year-old.

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The royals first greeted a group of military personnel who were working as stewards at the championships, the Express reported.

Tennis fan Kate quizzed them about their duties and asked how many championships they had worked at Wimbledon.

She then explained to George what the stewards do, saying: "They look after everybody to make sure the crowds are safe and happy, doing the right thing, in the right seats, making sure the grounds are safe."

When asked about George coming to Wimbledon, she said: "Is this your first time? It is, isn't it?" to which he replied: "Yes".

When asked why Charlotte was not there, she said: "It's George's treat today."

George was also asked who he was going to support and appeared too shy to answer so Prince William looked at him and whispered: "Djokovic."

"We'll see how long it lasts. He'll support the winner," added the Duke.

William then spoke to them about Kyrgios' powerful serve and Djokovic's experience in playing grand slam finals.

He added: "I think it's going to be an electrifying spectacle."


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