Prince William and the Queen both send good wishes to England football team ahead of tonight's European final

The final will be played at Wembley Stadium tonight in London

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The Queen and Prince William, along with the Prime Minister, have all sent good luck messages to the England football team, who will play Italy in tonight's UEFA European Football Championship.

The whole of England will no doubt be tuning in to watch the Euro's tonight—and that includes the royals too.

Prince William, who has attended some of the England games, and is president of the FA, has sent some extra good luck their way with a recorded video, which has posted to Instagram today.

In the video, which has already had nearly a million views, he says, “Gareth, Harry and every member of the England team, on or off the pitch, I want to just wish you the very best tonight—what a team performance it is has been, every member of the squad has played their part."

Then with a slight emotion in his voice, he said, "I can’t really believe this is happening, it’s so exciting. You bring out the very best of England, and we are all behind you, the whole country is behind you. So, bring it home.”

Prince William, Kate and even Prince George excited royal and football fans alike when they made a surprise appearance to watch England vs Germany at Wembley last month.

The Queen also sent an official letter to the team, which said,  "I want to send my congratulations and that of my family to you all on reaching the final of the European Championships, and send my good wishes for tomorrow with the hope that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you have conducted yourselves."

While UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Twitter today to say, "Best of luck to England tonight. It's been an incredible journey so far, but we are all hoping you can go one better and bring it home tonight.”

The game is set to kick off at 8pm tonight and will see Italy and England go head to head at Wembley Stadium in London. 

Sarah Finley

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