Advertisement Prince William has lauded England’s football team ahead of tonight’s historic Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley, saying ‘the whole country is behind you’ and urging Gareth Southgate’s side to ‘bring it home.’
The Duke of Cambridge greeted manager Southgate, captain Harry Kane, and ‘every member of the England team on and off the pitch’ the’very best of luck’ in a video message broadcast on Twitter, saying: ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’
William looked to be crossing his fingers for victory while watching Australia’s Ashleigh Barty win the tennis Championship in an exciting three-set final against Karolina Pliskova at Wimbledon yesterday, where he and his wife Kate Middleton were in attendance.
‘Gareth, Harry, and every member of the England team on and off the pitch, I just want to wish you the best of luck tonight,’ the duke concluded.
What a collective effort; everyone on the squad has contributed in some way.
All of the backroom staff has been equally vital.
‘It’s hard for me to believe this is occurring.’
It’s all really exciting, and I wish you the best of luck.
You bring out the best in England, and we’re all rooting for you.
‘You have the support of the entire country.’
So, bring it home.’ An ‘excited’ Prince William lauded England’s football team today ahead of their historic Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley, enthusing that ‘the whole country is behind you’ and urging Gareth Southgate’s men to ‘bring it home.’
‘Friday August 27 ‘is most likely day for extra day off to celebrate Euros win to make long weekend’ – as petition reaches 350,000 signatures A four-day bank holiday might be proclaimed in August if England wins the European Championships tonight.
British may have another reason to root for the Three Lions when they meet Italy at Wembley, as sources claim that a win might mean more vacation time in August.
The number of signatures on a petition advocating for the bank holiday has already surpassed 350,000.
According to The Telegraph, Friday, August 27 is the most likely date for the additional day off because it coincides with the summer bank holiday the following Monday.
According to a source, the proposed four-day weekend would stimulate the economy since more Britons would be able to take short vacations before the start of the new academic year.
Advertisement In a good luck letter, the duke’s grandmother, the Queen, praised the squad’s “spirit, commitment, and pride.”
The monarch recounted delivering the Jules Rimet trophy to Bobby Moore after England defeated then-West Germany in the World Cup almost six decades ago in her written message.
‘I was lucky to deliver the World Cup to Bobby Moore fifty-five years ago and saw what it meant to the players, management, and support staff to reach and win the final of a major international football competition,’ she said.
‘I want to express my congratulations, as well as those of my family, on reaching the final of the European Championships, and give my best wishes for tomorrow, in the hope that history will record not just your achievement, but also the enthusiasm, determination, and pride with which you have behaved yourselves,’ Prime Minister Boris Johnson Southgate said.
We aren’t merely hoping or praying for anything to happen.
‘We believe in you, Gareth, and your fantastic group.’ Millions of England fans will be wearing red, white, and blue in their living rooms and pubs throughout the country, with 60,000 expected to cheer on Gareth Southgate’s side in their first major final since the 1966 World Cup victory.
The Queen, Prince William, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have all praised the Three Lions, while millions of England fans have urged the team to ‘bring it home’ on Twitter, with several fans claiming that they did not sleep last night because they were so thrilled.
According to ATM network Link, the British Beer & Pub Association expects that England fans will buy 7.1 million pints on Sunday, while an estimated PS750 million will be withdrawn from cash machines throughout the weekend, up 12% from the same period a year ago.
According to a report by Vouchercodes.co.uk and the Centre for Retail Research (CRR), by the end of the competition, PS815 million will have been spent in pubs and hospitality facilities, with 32.6 million pints served, providing a welcome economic boost.
Several schools have already stated that students would be allowed to start later on Monday if they so desire, and several employers are considering allowing employees to have a festive – or consoling – lie-in after what might be a very late night.
The final, which is projected to draw a record broadcast viewership of 35 million viewers, will begin at 8 p.m. and end by 10 p.m. if played in regular time, but might end closer to 11 p.m. if extra time or a penalty shootout is used.
‘A matchday like no other,’ wrote the official England Twitter account this morning, prompting a swarm of exciting and apprehensive tweets.
‘Massive day ahead, first final for @England in my lifetime,’ one excited supporter remarked.
Enjoy it wherever you’re watching it and whatever your plans are!
I’m proud of the team and what they’ve accomplished thus far, but they can win the championship!
Pictured: Michaela, Mark, Arthur, and Tracy expressing their support (early) for England at Wembley Pictured: England fans queue for the Box Park bar to open at Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 final Overhead view of youngsters at Ernesettle Community School, Plymouth, standing to watch the Euro 2020 final
The sun is shining, so take advantage of it, embrace it, and take in the atmosphere!!
The butterflies in the stomach, the thrill, the nerves
Who knows when or if another day like this will arrive!
‘ItsComingHome’ is a hashtag that means “It’s Coming Home.”
‘I’ve been awake since 5 a.m. because of today,’ one tweeted.
I couldn’t get any sleep!
C’mon @England #ItsComingHome #ENG’, and ‘Morning everyone, anyone got any sleep last night or feeling apprehensive ahead of #ITAENG #ItsComingHome Come on #ENG @England’ on Twitter.
Fans in England have been enjoying the build-up to a game that might see the country crowned European champions.
Homes have been decorated with flags in response to a boom in demand for England-themed merchandise, while the Shard in London has been lit up in the national team’s colors.
Residents of Wales Street in Oldham, Greater Manchester, have even renamed their street England Street in honor of the Three Lions, with a new red-and-white sign placed above the old.
Before the match, a message of good luck from David Baddiel, Frank Skinner, and the Lightning Seeds – the band behind the tune Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home) – was projected onto the white cliffs of Dover.
Digital well wishes will be displayed across London’s transportation network, including at Tube stations, the DLR, and the London Overground, as well as bus stops and road traffic alert signs.
Kane stated that his team intends to represent the country well in their quest for Euro 2020 triumph.
‘We want to go and bring the trophy home,’ he said at a news conference yesterday night, adding, ‘We know how much it means to the English fans all around the country, so we’re pleased to be representing them and hopefully we can do them proud again.’