Prince William urges England to bring it home in inspirational Euros message

Prince William said he "can't believe this is happening" as he wished the Three Lions good luck for their Euros final with Italy.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football association, praised Gareth Southgate's heroes for getting England to its first major tournament final since 1966.

The long-time Aston Villa fan has been seen cheering on the squad with his son Prince George and wife Kate Middleton in the crowds at Wembley.

He urged them "to bring it home" as the "whole country is behind you", the Mirror reports.

The duke said: "Gareth, Harry (Kane), and to every member of the England team on and off the pitch, I just want to wish you the very best of luck for tonight.

"What a team performance it's been.

"Every member of the squad has played their part, and all the back room team as well have been truly essential.

"I can't really believe this is happening. So exciting and I just 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."

The prince has been spotted in the crowd for all of England's knockout games played at Wembley during the tournament and will again be in the stands for the Italy match, the Mirror reports.

After Wednesday's nail-biting 2-1 win over Denmark which set up the team's first major final appearance since 1966, the 39-year-old royal tweeted: "What a game, what a result! A huge team effort @England.

"The whole country will be behind you on Sunday," he wrote, referring to the upcoming final, ending his tweet with the famous English football mantra: "It's Coming Home."

William might even present the trophy to the winning team in his role as President of the Football Association (FA), according to the Express.

He was seen going wild when Raheem Sterling put England 1-0 up against old foes Germany on June 29 alongside wife Kate Middleton and son Prince George, seven.

William was seen clapping and whispering to his little son throughout but all decorum went out the window when England took the lead after a nervy first 70-odd minutes.

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Due to Covid restrictions preventing fans travelling from Britain to Rome for the quarter final clash with Ukraine, the Duke missed the 4-0 win.

But he returned to Wembley for the last game, though this time solo as Kate was isolating after coming into contact with someone with the virus.

After his emotional post-semi final tweet, some Three Lions fans called for William to bring son Prince George to the final with him.

He was described as the team's "lucky charm", and was likely missing from the semi-finals due to the late kick-off.

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