Prince William received the Heart of Midlothian FC ‘Charlotte’ football shirt during his visit to Edinburgh

Prince William looked delighted today as he was presented with a shirt bearing his daughter’s name ‘Charlotte’ as he visited a football club in Scotland.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, met Heart of Midlothian football club chief executive Andrew McKinlay and chairwoman Ann Budge during a visit to their ground in Edinburgh to discuss mental health in sport.

During the visit, the royal, who wore an open-necked blue suit, received shirts for each of his children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

The shirts appeared to bear the age of each of the children.

Prince William looked delighted today as he was presented with a shirt bearing the name of his daughter ‘Charlotte’ as he visited a football club in Scotland

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, met Heart of Midlothian football club chief executive Andrew McKinlay and chairwoman Ann Budge (pictured) during a visit to their ground in Edinburgh to discuss mental health in the sport.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, met Heart of Midlothian football club chief executive Andrew McKinlay and chairwoman Ann Budge (pictured) during a visit to their ground in Edinburgh to discuss mental health in the sport.

Prince George is said to be an ‘avid football fan’ and has been seen with his parents at England and Aston Villa games, while Charlotte has also been spotted at Norwich games.

William is also a keen footballer and is a regular in the stands at Villa Park.

George’s love of football is no secret, with the royal celebrating birthdays with sports-themed parties at Kensington Palace and William saying he hopes his eldest son will one day be England’s ‘top scorer’ Villa.

William was talking about ‘The Changing Room’ initiative launched by the Scottish Mental Health Association in 2018.

Aimed at middle-aged men, The Changing Room has operated at Hibernian Football Club and Heart of Midlothian Football Club for four years and promotes men’s mental health and wellbeing through football.

Prince William has long advocated for increased mental health support and runs the Heads Together charity with his wife Kate.

William was talking about 'The Changing Room' initiative launched by the Scottish Mental Health Association in 2018

William was talking about ‘The Changing Room’ initiative launched by the Scottish Mental Health Association in 2018

During the visit, the royal, who wore an open-necked blue suit, received shirts for each of his children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

During the visit, the royal, who wore an open-necked blue suit, received shirts for each of his children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

He also openly discussed times he struggled with his own mental health, including a time he helped save the life of a seriously injured boy while working for the air ambulance and his grief after the death of his mother in 1997.

William was joined by his wife Kate, 40, for a two-day tour of Scotland. The couple met while studying at St. Andrews University 20 years ago.

During yesterday’s visit to Glasgow, the Duke tore up royal regulations by ditching formality and sharing a heartwarming embrace with an emotional royal fan, who happens to be his namesake.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge warmly welcomed royal fans to Kennishead, Glasgow, as they kicked off the first of their two-day tour of the country yesterday.

During their visit, the couple visited the Wheatley Group site, to see firsthand how they are transforming the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable people, including those at risk of homelessness.

Prince William, pictured today, has long advocated for increased mental health support and runs the Heads charity with his wife Kate

Prince William, pictured today, has long advocated for increased mental health support and runs the Heads charity with his wife Kate

The Duke of Cambridge at the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Edinburgh, to visit a program called

The Duke of Cambridge at the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Edinburgh, to visit a program called ‘The Changing Room’ launched by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) in 2018 and now offered at football clubs across Scotland

As they greeted local residents after the visit, William shared a loving hug with local man William Burns, 66, who was overcome with emotion as he embraced the future king.

The protocol surrounding contact with the Royal Family has always been so strict that a simple violation like a hand to the back, even by a well-meaning dignitary, was enough to spark outrage.

While older generations of royals might have seen a lack of contact as a way to communicate higher status, it appears the Duke and Duchess are trying to be more approachable.

William was joined by his wife Kate, 40, for a two-day tour of Scotland.  The couple met while studying at St. Andrews University 20 years ago.  During yesterday's visit to Glasgow, the Duke tore up royal regulations by ditching formality and sharing a heartwarming embrace with an emotional royal fan, who happens to be his namesake.

William was joined by his wife Kate, 40, for a two-day tour of Scotland. The couple met while studying at St. Andrews University 20 years ago. During yesterday’s visit to Glasgow, the Duke tore up royal regulations by ditching formality and sharing a heartwarming embrace with an emotional royal fan, who happens to be his namesake.

As they greeted local residents after the visit, William shared a loving hug with local man William Burns, 66, who was overcome with emotion as he embraced the future king.

As they greeted local residents after the visit, William shared a loving hug with local man William Burns, 66, who was overcome with emotion as he embraced the future king.

There are no mandatory codes of conduct when meeting a member of the royal family, but many have chosen to observe the traditions of bowing or curtsying.

The tender moment saw the Duke break strict royal protocol, in a move that echoed the tactile nature of his late mother, Princess Diana.

The Duke and Duchess appear to have launched their finest charm offensive during the visit, with Kate, 40, beaming as she snuggled and cooed with the newborns.

During their laid-back engagement, William looked playful as he enjoyed himself with children, before the royal couple posed for selfies with locals.

Their new laid-back approach could also be part of a bid to modernize the royal family after their trip to Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas was hit by gaffes and public relations protests.

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