Queen Elizabeth Hails England Women's Soccer Team After 'Historic' Win

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Queen Elizabeth sent her “warmest congratulations” to the England women’s nationalist shot squad connected Sunday aft the Lionesses’ historical triumph against Germany successful the European Women’s Championship.

“The Championships and your show successful them person rightly won praise,” the sovereign said successful a statement applauding squad members and their enactment staff. “However, your occurrence goes acold beyond the trophy you person truthful deservedly earned.”

“You person each acceptable an illustration that volition beryllium an inspiration for girls and women today, and for aboriginal generations,” the monarch added. “It is my anticipation that you volition beryllium arsenic arrogant of the interaction you person had connected your athletics arsenic you are of the effect today.”

The Lionesses defeated Germany 2-1 successful an exhilarating final, with England’s Chloe Kelly scoring the winning extremity successful other time. It was the England women’s team’s archetypal large title.

Prince William, who is president of England’s Football Association, cheered connected the squad and delivered hugs and congratulations successful idiosyncratic aft the match.

Jill Scott of England is embraced by Prince William aft  the last  whistle of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 last  lucifer  betwixt  England and Germany connected  July 31.
Jill Scott of England is embraced by Prince William aft the last whistle of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 last lucifer betwixt England and Germany connected July 31.

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The Duke of Cambridge besides commended the women successful an emphatic connection of his own.

“Sensational. An unthinkable triumph @lionesses and the full federation couldn’t beryllium prouder of you all. Wonderful to spot past successful the making contiguous astatine Wembley, congratulations!” helium wrote, signing disconnected his tweet with “W,” arsenic helium usually does to bespeak a idiosyncratic message.

Prior to the commencement of the match, the duke and his daughter, Princess Charlotte, released a saccharine video cheering connected the team.

“We some privation to privation the Lionesses the champion of luck tonight. You’ve done amazingly good successful the competition, and we’re rooting for you each the way,” the royal says earlier Charlotte pipes up.

“Good luck!” the 7-year-old royal says earlier signing disconnected with a wave. “I anticipation you win. Bye!”

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