The Royals have led the way in hailing the Lionesses’ “historic” achievement in reaching the World Cup final.
The King, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge were among those to congratulate the team on their 3-1 victory over Australia in Sydney on Wednesday.
The King and the Prince of Wales have led congratulatory messages for the Lionesses after they beat Australia to reach their first World Cup final.
England won 3-1 in Sydney on Wednesday, with goals from Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo.
The King said: “I am delighted that the Lionesses have reached the World Cup final. They have played some fantastic football throughout the tournament and have shown great determination and skill. I wish them all the best in the final.”
The Prince of Wales said: “What an incredible achievement by the Lionesses to reach the World Cup final. They have inspired the nation with their performances and have shown that women’s football is on the rise. I wish them all the best in the final.”
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, also congratulated the Lionesses, saying: “What a brilliant performance by the Lionesses! They have made the whole country proud and have put women’s football on the map. I wish them all the best in the final.”
The Lionesses’ victory was met with widespread celebrations across England. Fans gathered in Trafalgar Square and outside Wembley Stadium to watch the match on big screens.
The team’s captain, Leah Williamson, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have reached the World Cup final. It is a dream come true for us all. We have worked so hard for this and it is all worth it.”
The Lionesses will face the winners of the match between Sweden and the Netherlands in the World Cup final on Sunday.
This is a historic moment for English women’s football. The Lionesses have never reached a World Cup final before, and they are now one step away from winning the trophy. The whole country is behind them and we are all hoping for a victory on Sunday.