The Welsh football team have stunned the entire United Kingdom after qualifying for the Euro 2016 semi-finals in France, an accomplishment that the Dragons will look to build on when they meet against Portugal on Wednesday night.
Ahead of the historic match, the Prince of Wales sent a message to the players to wish them good luck, commending their inspiring performance throughout the competition and praising the team spirit they have shown.
In the message, published by Clarence House on Instagram, Prince Charles said, “As you prepare for what will be- so far- the most important night in the history of Welsh football, I did just want to send you all my special thoughts and wishes.
“Throughout the whole championship, you have set an inspiring example of teamwork and sportsmanship and I have no doubt that in this latest game you will continue to give your country even greater cause for pride.
“Your historic achievements have already earned the support not only of Wales, but of the whole United Kingdom, and I hope you will know just how much we are all willing you on to further success.”
Wales is the only home nation left competing in the tournament, having eliminated Northern Ireland in the second round. England, meanwhile, suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat against Iceland in the knock-out stages.
The heir to the throne commenced his 12th annual summer visit to Wales tour on Monday. Upon opening Swansea University’s Bay Campus, he joked that he was surprised to see people attending when he thought most of the people have gone to France for football.
The Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall are staying in their 192-acre Llwynywermod estate in Carmarthenshire, south west of Wales. They are expected to visit Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, before touring the Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales on Wednesday.