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The King leads Royal Family cheers as England reach the final of the Euros

King Charles has asked the England football team to make it easy on their fans as they approach their second Euros final on the bounce.

His Majesty sent congratulations to the team within moments of them winning their semi-final against the Netherlands.

The match was secured by a wonder goal from Ollie Watkins just moments before the final whistle was due to go. And The King couldn’t contain his delight at the result as he said ”My wife and I join all our family in wishing you the warmest congratulations on reaching the final of the U.E.F.A. European Championship – and in sending our very best wishes for Sunday’s match.

However, King Charles, like every other person cheering on the Three Lions this weekend had a simple request, saying ”If I may encourage you to secure victory before the need for any last minute wonder-goals or another penalties drama, I am sure the stresses on the nation’s collective heart rate and blood pressure would be greatly alleviated! Good luck, England.

England clinched a place in the final with a 2-1 win. The Prince of Wales will be especially pleased with the last minute goal that took the team through to the biggest match in Europe as it was scored by a player from his beloved Aston Villa.

Prince William offered his congratulations just minutes after The King. And there was a special nod for Ollie Watkins in his message as he said ‘What a beauty, Ollie! Congratulations England!”.

The Prince has attended other Euros matches this year, including England’s games against Denmark and Switzerland. It has not been confirmed whether he will be attending the final on Sunday, 14 July when England will face Spain. although there is every expectation that he will. It’s also expected that a member of the Spanish Royal Family will be there to cheer on their side.

It is safe to say the Royal Family will have their eyes on the match this Sunday. 

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