After the England women's national soccer team won the European Championship final against Germany 2-1 in extra time on Sunday (July 31), the British Royals also congratulated the female soccer players. Queen Elizabeth II (96) announced on her Instagram channel:
"My warmest congratulations and those of my family go to you all on winning the European Women's Football Championship. It is a great achievement for the whole team, including the coaches. The European Championship and your performance have been rightly praised. But their success goes far beyond the deserved trophy."
In another post in Stories, the British Queen also emphasized the overriding importance of this triumph. "You all set an example that will be an inspiration to girls and women of today and generations to come. I hope you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of today's result. Elizabeth R. [Regina, ed.]"
Queen's son Prince Charles, 73, and grandson Prince William, 40, also shared the first message in Stories on the Clarence House and Cambridge accounts.
A special scene is also recorded in the feed of William and Kate (40). In the second photo, England defender Leah Williamson, 25, gives the Royal a warm hug at the awards ceremony. A taboo that was also broken by some other professional athletes, as was also clearly seen in the TV broadcasts. According to etiquette, royals are not hugged.
And how did football fan Prince William react? He embraced those who wanted it, beaming with joy. He congratulated the others with a handshake.