By Emma Dooney
Prince William and Prince Charles have condemned the racist abuse against England football players following the country's loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 finals last night.
- Prince William and Prince Charles have addressed the racist abuse against the England football team following their Euro 2020 defeat last night.
- The royal father and son duo took to social media to condemn the abuse on behalf of the Royal Family and call those involved to be "held accountable."
- In other royal news, royal Lady Amelia Windsor is selling her designer clothes online for a fraction of the price.
Prince William and Prince Charles have united to publicly condemn the racism against the England team in the wake of yesterday's Euro 2020 finals.
In a Twitter statement published today, the Duke of Cambridge revealed he is "sickened" by the actions of some England football fans following their team's defeat and has demanded an immediate end to the "abhorrent behavior."
The Three Lions lost by penalties to Italy at the end of yesterday's tense match at Wembley, bringing Britain's hopes of winning the European soccer tournament for the first time to a crushing end.
England's devastation was inflamed by the behavior of a small yet significant subset of fans, who took to social media after the defeat to attack three of the team's black players with vitriolic bigotry. Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford were all targeted after they each missed a penalty, with countless people storming their social media accounts with racist abuse.
Prince William, who joined devastated royal fans in sharing 'heartbreak' after the painful England defeat, was quick to slam the disturbing attacks.
"I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match," he wrote on Twitter. "It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behavior. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W."
I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. WJuly 12, 2021
Prince William's strong words were echoed by his father, Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales weighed in on the issue on Twitter shortly after his son's statement, countering the racist remarks with a poignant message celebrating Britain's multicultural landscape.
"Recognizing the rich diversity of cultures which make this country so special—and in many ways unique—lies at the heart of what we can be as a nation," he wrote, referencing one of his own quotes from Windrush Day 2020. He also congratulated the England team for becoming finalists in the 61-year-old football tournament, reminding them they "made us [the country] proud."
“Recognizing the rich diversity of cultures which make this country so special – and in many ways unique – lies at the heart of what we can be as a nation.”- The Prince of Wales, Windrush Day 2020. Well done @England on your fantastic #Euro2020 performance! You made us proud. pic.twitter.com/timAxeDGbUJuly 12, 2021
The unified stance against prejudice comes just a few months after the Royal Family was accused of racism by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made shocking comments about Archie during their bombshell CBS interview with Oprah, revealing that concerns expressed were expressed at Buckingham Palace over their unborn son's potential skin color. When questioned by a reporter on the allegations, Prince William promptly responded, "We are very much not a racist family."
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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