Prince William and his daughter Princess Charlotte have shared a video wishing the England lionesses good luck as they prepare to face Germany in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley.
In a recorded message posted to Twitter, the Duke of Cambridge said: “We both want to wish the Lionesses good luck for tonight.
“You did amazingly well in the competition and we cheer you on all the time.”
And Charlotte, sitting at William’s side in a navy blue polka dot dress, added: “Good luck, I hope you win. Goodbye”.
It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson also credited the England side for showing football is “not just for boys” in a message of happiness ahead of the sell-out final.
In a letter to coach Sarina Wiegman, captain Leah Williamson and the England team, Johnson wrote: “On behalf of the whole country I would like to wish you all the best of luck in today’s final.
“Your passion for the game, your tenacity in difficult spots and most importantly, your amazing talent on the pitch has already provided millions of us with a summer of fantastic memories.”
He continued: “In every pride it’s the lionesses who hunt ruthlessly as a team and bring their prey home and I’m sure that will be the case against Germany.
“But whatever happens at Wembley tonight, I know that tomorrow morning the pitches and playgrounds and parks of this country will be packed like never before with girls and women who know without a doubt that football isn’t just for boys – there really is something for everyone.
“It all depends on you and what you have already achieved. When the referee blows his whistle tonight, I hope you’ll be as proud of yourself as England are of you.”
England’s much-anticipated clash against Germany is set to attract the biggest home television audience ever for a women’s football match.
Around 90,000 fans will fill Wembley Stadium while millions more watch from their homes, pubs and fan zones.
The record number of British viewers for a women’s game is nine million, according to ratings organization Barb, which was set during England’s semi-final defeat by the United States at the 2019 World Cup.
An all-female RAF flypast will take to the skies before kick-off at 5pm on Sunday.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/royal-family/prince-william-charlotte-lionesses-wembley-final-b2134970.html Prince William and daughter Charlotte wish the English lionesses “good luck” ahead of the final at Wembley