Euro 2022 final: Prince William and Charlotte lead tributes to Lionesses

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Euro 2022 final: Prince William and Charlotte lead tributes to Lionesses
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Prince William and his daughter have led a wave of tributes for the Lionesses ahead of the Euro 2022 final.

In the video, William, 40, with Princess Charlotte on his lap, praises the Lionesses for getting to the final, before finishing the video, Charlotte says “good luck and I hope you win” as she waves to the camera.

In a social media post, the royal added: “Good luck tonight Lionesses, we’re all cheering for you!”

England men’s captain, Harry Kane also paid tribute to the Lionesses, saying: “Hi Lionesses, I just wanted to wish you all the best for today’s game against Germany.

“It’s going to be an incredible experience, incredible atmosphere at Wembley. I can’t wait to be there myself, so I’m wishing you all the best.

“Good luck, go get that win, the whole country’s behind you.”

England will take on eight time champions Germany later on Sunday in a bid to pick up their first major trophy in the history of the women’s game.

On Sunday, the Lionesses will look for revenge against Germany after losing 6-2 in the 2009 Euro final.

Ahead of the game, Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer also paid tribute to the team.

The prime minister said: “Your passion for the game, your tenacity in tricky spots, and above all your astounding talent on the pitch have already created a summer of fantastic memories for millions of us.

“You can see it in the sold-out stadia, in the packed fan zones, in the small children dancing wildly to Sweet Caroline and the TV viewing figures that have seen records crumbling almost as comprehensively as Sweden’s defence did in the semi-final.”

Mr Johnson added that: “In any pride it is the lionesses who ruthlessly hunt as a team and bring their prize back home, and I am sure that will be the case against Germany.”

Sir Keir added: “As a parent, I know how vital it is to see strong, successful role models in sport. What you and your team have accomplished this summer will not just be celebrated as a great moment for English football but as one that encouraged and inspired young women like my own daughter.”

He added: “It’s coming home!”

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan also paid tribute to the team and issued a warning over the number of fans attending the Trafalgar Square Fan Party.

England beat Sweden 4-0 in the semi-final at Bramall Lane on Tuesday and will look to upset the odds against a team which has won 21 of their 27 meetings.

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