Prince William reacts to England's World Cup loss in first-ever tweet

Prince William is taking England's crushing World Cup loss in stride.

Minutes after England lost 2-1 to Croatia in extra time, the Duke of Cambridge took to the Kensington Palace Twitter account, which is normally manned by an unnamed social media manager, to express his condolences to the surely devastated team.

"I know how disappointed @england must feel right now, but I couldn't be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high," he wrote. "You're had an incredible #WorldCup, made history, and gave us fans something to believe in."

"We know there is more to come from this @england team," he added. "W."

As far as we're aware, this is the first time that William himself has taken charge of the popular Twitter account, which bills itself as "the official account of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their Royal Foundation, based at Kensington Palace" and boasts 1.59 million followers.

It's been a busy week for the royals. The tweet came two days after William's third child, Prince Louis, was baptized in London. Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were among those in attendance. The next day, the foursome joined Queen Elizabeth as the country celebrated 100 years of the Royal Air Force. That same day, Meghan and Harry jetted off to Dublin for several official royal engagements.

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet Ireland's President, Michael Higgins, at Aras an Uachtarain during day two of their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex greets President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins, after she arrived at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (C) visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during her visit with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Croke Park on the second day of the royal visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watches traditional Gaelic sports being played at Croke Park on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk through the government buildings in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk through the government buildings in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin city airport on their official two day royal visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. It is the royal couple's first foreign trip together since they were married earlier this year. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House, during a visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLINE, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLINE, IRELAND - JULY 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Glencairn, the residence of Robin Barnett, the British Ambassador to Ireland during day one of their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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