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Prince William congratulates England on famous win at Euro 2020

The Duke of Cambridge joined millions of people in England in sending congratulations to the England football team as they made it to a major international final for the first time in over half a century.

Prince William watched the team secure a famous 2-1 win over Denmark at Wembley to secure a place in the final of Euro 2020. Within minutes of the victory, he had shared his celebratory message with the players.

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Taking to Twitter, William said ”What a game, what a result! A huge team effort @England. The whole country will be behind you on Sunday #ItsComingHome

The Duke is expected to attend the final of the tournament on Sunday July 11th at Wembley where England will play Italy. It’s the first time the men’s senior team has reached a major final since 1966 when England won the World Cup.

William watched the semi-final, which was won in extra time, by himself as the Duchess of Cambridge is still self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus. It’s not known how much longer Kate has to quarantine or whether she will be able to join her husband for this long awaited final.

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There was some royal company for the Duke in the VIP box at Wembley. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, along with their eldest son, Prince Christian, cheered on their team. They later sent warm words of commiseration to the Danish side who have been highly praised throughout the tournament for their football and for their team spirit after they formed a defensive shield around player Christian Eriksen following his collapse in their opening match.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.