Prince William and his daughter Princess Charlotte have joined the millions of Brits wishing the Lionesses good luck in tomorrow’s World Cup final, with a sweet video.
The future king, who is not travelling to Australia for England’s clash with Spain, posted the video to X, formerly Twitter this afternoon. He said: “Lionesses, we want to send you a huge good luck for tomorrow.
“We’re sorry we can’t be there in person, but we’re so proud of everything you’ve achieved and the millions you’ve inspired here and around the world. So go out there tomorrow and really enjoy yourselves.”
Princess Charlotte, holding a football as she sat next to her father, Prince William on a bench, added: “Good luck, Lionesses.” It is understood the heir to the throne decided not to travel to the Lionesses’ final because a trip Down Under would have involved flying across the world for a very short period of time, and there were other ways he could show support for the team. Instead, he will watch the match on television as he cheers the Lionesses on.
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) August 19, 2023
For the opposition, Queen Letizia of Spain and her younger daughter Infanta Sofia are making the 9,400-mile journey to Sydney for the match in order to show the ‘country’s commitment’ to international football. They beat Sweden 2-1 last Tuesday to reach the final as they, and England, attempt to become the first country whose men and women have become world champions.
William did not attend last year’s men’s World Cup, staged by controversial hosts Qatar, due to a busy winter schedule at the end of last year. England only made the quarter-finals but it was understood his office might have looked at making arrangements had Gareth Southgate’s team reached the final.