The Duke, Duchess, and Prince George attended tonight’s big football match at Wembley Stadium.
It was the Euro Championship, and much of the nation was focused on the match. It has been 55 years since England won a major tournament. Below, a quick video of a Red Arrows flyover before tonight’s match.
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) July 11, 2021
An expectant nation is hoping Gareth Southgate’s side will claim England’s second ever major international trophy with around 60,000 fans cheering on at Wembley and millions more watching anxiously on screens across the country.
The prime minister called on Southgate and his ‘band of brothers’ to ‘bring it home’ while the Queen sent her ‘good wishes’ and praised the squad’s ‘spirit, commitment and pride’ in letters to Southgate on the eve of the final.
The Queen’s message was addressed to Gareth Southgate, manager of England’s team.
Below, HM presenting Mr. Moore with the trophy in 1966.
Moving back to tonight’s match, Emily Nash shared a clip of Prince George joining his parents in singing the national anthem.
— Emily Nash (@emynash) July 11, 2021
The Duke and Duchess before the match got underway.
The Mirror noted, “The royal family are among 60,000 fans packed into the stadium as the national team prepares for its first major final in 55 years.” Prince William is President of the Football Association.
The Mirror also reported, “The game, which is also being watched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie, began after an RAF flypast and performance by the Coldstream Guards band as part of a tournament closing ceremony.” Below, the Prime Minister and Mrs. Johnson.
There was elation as England scored early, making the fastest goal ever in a Euro final match. Below, players react.
Prince George was ecstatic. Chris Ship of ITV shared a video of him reacting to the goal.
The country felt similar to Prince George
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 11, 2021
Another view of the family.
The match was a nail-biter. After two hours of football, the score remained tied.
Ultimately, Italy prevailed and won the match in a shoot-out.
More from The NY Times.
Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European soccer championship on Sunday in London, dashing England’s hopes of winning its first major title since the 1966 World Cup.
The shootout was a dramatic conclusion to a gripping day at Wembley Stadium that saw an early England goal by Luke Shaw, a second-half response from Leonardo Bonucci and then a whirlwind of highs and lows, misses and makes, before Italy prevailed, 3-2.
A message from Prince William.
Rebecca English of The Daily Mail shared a screengrab of the Duke, Duchess, and Prince George.
Now for our look at what Kate wore.
It is made of a textured poly/rayon blend with a touch of Elastane and features angled front flap pockets, a welt pocket at the chest, three buttons at the sleeve hem, a single button closure, and a center-back vent.
Beneath the jacket, it looked like Kate wore her Lauren Ralph Lauren Cotton-Blend Puff Sleeve Top ($79.50).
The Duchess appeared to have on her Anderson’s Croc Effect Leather Belt ($160).
She accessorized with a new pair of earrings by Blaiz, a UK company. They are the Red Beaded Earrings ($93 / £65), described as “Red teardrop, statement beaded earrings.” Our thanks to Lauren for this fab ID!
You get a sense of how well the Cambridge family’s wardrobe echoed the official colors when seeing this photo of the team.
Here is one more photo of the family tonight.
Embed from Getty Images
NOTE: The post has been edited to say it has been 55 years since the team has won a major tournament. Thank you to those commenting to let me know about the error.