Downing Street is being decorated for the game, with bunting going up in Number 10. However, the Government has ruled out plans for an extra bank holiday should they win.
A Government spokesman said: “We will certainly be celebrating their success. However, the current pattern of public and bank holidays is well established and while an additional bank holiday may benefit some communities and sectors, the cost to the economy of an additional bank holiday is considerable.”
It was also claimed today that England captain Leah Williamson and star forward Beth Mead could be honoured by the Queen if the team wins. The pair could be in line for an MBE or OBE if they help their team lift the country’s first major trophy since the men’s side won the 1966 World Cup.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer backed calls for a “day of celebration” if the Lionesses win.
Conservative former sports minister Tracey Crouch and Lib-Dem leader Sir Ed Davey are also said to back the idea.