As reported from the early hours, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the Cleveland Cavaliers-Brooklyn Nets game was going to attract a lot of attention.
LeBron James, arguably the most high-profile basketball player on earth posed for some photos with the members of the royal family but despite his own moniker of ‘The King’, when he touched actual royalty, cue the awkwardness.
Via The Telegraph:
Prince William and the former Miss Middleton were also presented with NBA jerseys, including a small one for their young son, Prince George.
While posing for photographs, LeBron James appeared to surprise the Duchess of Cambridge by breaking royal protocol and placing his arm around her.
The breach of protocol echoed the time when Michelle Obama caused a stir by putting her arm around the Queen in 2009.
The Americans will never learn, will they?