The Prince of Wales shared a personal message as the Lionesses advanced to the World Cup on Wednesday.
Prince William used the social media platform X, formerly referred to as Twitter, once the game concluded.
He wrote, “The @Lionesses delivered an incredible performance – heading to the final! Commiserations to @TheMatildas, your play has been outstanding, and you've been excellent co-hosts for this World Cup. W.”
Sarina Wiegman's team achieved a 3-1 victory over Australia in an exciting semi-final match at Stadium Australia.
Ella Toone secured the lead for the Lionesses during the first half, while Sam Kerr from The Matildas scored an equalizer in the 63rd minute.
Lauren Hemp from England increased the score to 2-1, followed by Alessia Russo's goal, which secured the Lionesses' third point and their place in the final.
On Sunday, August 20, the Lionesses will compete against Spain in the World Cup final. This event occurs slightly over a year after the team's win against Germany in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final.
In the meantime, since 2006, William has held the position of president of the Football Association (FA) and has strongly championed the cause of advancing and backing women's football.
In June, the Prince paid a visit to the Lionesses at St George's Park in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. His purpose was to extend his well-wishes to both the players and the staff in anticipation of the upcoming tournament.
Furthermore, William pleasantly surprised head coach Sarina by awarding her an honorary CBE. The Prince humorously remarked that he typically doesn't “travel up and down the country to present them,” but he emphasized, “There's one person that deserves this more than anyone else.”
Father-of-three William was accompanied by his daughter, Princess Charlotte, as they recorded a special video message for the Lionesses in anticipation of the Euro 2022 final last year.
The Prince conveyed, “Both of us want to extend our best wishes to the Lionesses for tonight. Your remarkable performance in the competition has truly impressed us, and we are offering our full support.”
Charlotte concluded by saying, “Best of luck, hoping for your victory. Goodbye.”
During the final, William handed over the trophy to the squad as they secured a nerve-wracking 2-1 triumph over Germany.