LeBron James Breaks Royal Protocol By Putting Arm Around Kate Middleton – WATCH VIDEO!
Prince William and Kate Middleton met LeBron James after they watched his Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at the Barclays Center, but the 6’8 athlete committed a royal faux pas when he threw his arm around The Duchess of Cambridge (see video and photos below).
While posing for pictures with the couple, James broke royal protocol by placing his arm around Middleton’s shoulder. Royal etiquette recommends no touching or embracing members of the British Monarchy, but Middleton was all smiles despite the breach. James, who scored 18 points for the Cavaliers earlier in the night, presented The Duke and Duchess with a small red basketball jersey for their son with his name “George” and No.1 emblazoned on the back.
James later took to Instagram to share pictures of himself with the couple, writing, “This very moment will be forever remembered and put up in my house. It’s all good and all smiles on this side. #Royalty #StriveForGreatness #RWTW #LRMR #Klutch.” He captioned another photo collage, “Wow what an Honor! This game has brought me so much and I’ll never take it for granted! The King, ‘Duke & Duchess. #Royalty #StriveForGreatness #RWTW #LRMR #Klutch.”
Earlier in the night, William and Middleton were also spotted mingling with Jay Z and Beyonce. As Gossip Cop reported, the royal couple arrived in New York City on Sunday evening to kick off their first official tour of the United States. On Monday, William headed to Washington D.C. to meet with President Obama, while Middleton visited a child development center in Harlem. The two later reunited to meet Hillary and Chelsea Clinton before heading to the Barclays Center for the game. Check out the video and photos below, and tell us what you think of James breaking protocol.