The Duke of Cambridge has said he can’t ”really believe” that England are in the final of the Euros 2020 as he sent the team a good luck message.
Speaking directly to manager, Gareth Southgate, captain, Harry Kane and the whole squad, William praised the team efforts that have taken England to their first major international final in fifty-five years. And the prince, who is President of the Football Association, said the performance of the last few weeks was down to the efforts of many.
In a special video message, the Duke said ‘Gareth, Harry, and to every member of the England team, on and off the pitch, just want to wish you the very best of luck for tonight. What a team performance it’s been, every member of the squad had played their part and all the backroom team as well have been truly essential and – can’t really believe this is happening! So exciting. And just want to wish you the very best of luck, you bring out the very best of England and we are all behind you, the whole country is behind you, so – bring it home!’
William’s support came just hours after The Queen sent a personal letter to Gareth Southgate, wishing him luck for the game which will see England take on Italy. Her Majesty wrote ”“55 years ago I was fortunate to present the World Cup to Bobby Moore and saw what it meant to the players, management and support staff to reach and win the final of a major international football tournament. I want to send my congratulations and that of my family to you all on reaching the final of the European Championships, and send my good wishes for tomorrow with the hope that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you have conducted yourselves.”
The letter, on Windsor Castle headed paper, was signed ‘Elizabeth R’.
England play Italy in the final at Wembley on July 11th 2021 with kick off at 8pm UK time. The Duke of Cambridge will be in attendance.