England captain Harry Kane leads sports stars roaring on Lionesses as they face Germans tonight

Prince William and his daughter Princess Charlotte lead the nation in wishing good luck to the England women’s team head of their Euro 2022 final against Germany at Wembley tonight.

The Duke of Cambridge posted a video to his official Twitter account this morning in which he and Charlotte shared their support for the Lionesses.

‘We both want to wish the lionesses the best of luck tonight, you’ve done amazingly well in the competition and we’re rooting for you all the way!’ Will exclaimed, before Charlotte chipped in: ‘Good luck, I hope you win. Bye!’

The royal show of support came after England men’s captain Harry Kane posted a social media message of support for the Lionesses, who will face the Germans for the European championship crown this evening.

Tottenham Hotspur ace Kane led England’s men to the Euro 2020 final in the rescheduled competition in 2021, with Gareth Southgate’s side losing to Italy on penalties.

Kane said in a video posted on Twitter: ‘Hi Lionesses, I just wanted to wish you all the best for today’s game against Germany.

England’s Lionesses celebrate their first goal during Tuesday’s 4-0 match against Sweden

The Duke of Cambridge posted a video to his official Twitter account this morning in which he and Charlotte shared their support for the Lionesses

The Duke of Cambridge posted a video to his official Twitter account this morning in which he and Charlotte shared their support for the Lionesses

England men's captain Harry Kane also shared a video message in support of the women ahead of their final against Germany tonight

England men’s captain Harry Kane also shared a video message in support of the women ahead of their final against Germany tonight

‘It’s going to be an incredible experience, incredible atmosphere at Wembley.

‘I can’t wait to be there myself, so I’m wishing you all the best.

‘Good luck, go get that win, the whole country’s behind you.

‘Really looking forward to it, so all the best.’

Formula One driver George Russell, who will start on pole position for the first time in his career at today’s Hungarian Grand Prix after an incredible showing in qualifying yesterday, was also among those sending their support.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Best of luck to the @Lionesses today!’

England’s women’s cricket team – who are currently competing at the Commonwealth Games – chipped in with more support.

In a video posted on England Cricket’s Twitter feed, captain Heather Knight – who lifted the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s in 2017 – had some advice for Lionesses skipper Leah Williamson.

She said: ‘Leah, there is nothing better than captaining your side in a home final. Embrace it, enjoy the moment, keep everyone calm, keep passing out from the back like you do for the Arsenal and you’re going to be great.

‘Best of luck girls. We’re all behind you. Come on England.’

And in a message to the women’s team and their manager Sarina Wiegman, Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote: ‘On behalf of the whole country, I want to wish you all the very best of luck in today’s final.

‘Your passion for the game, your tenacity in tricky spots and above all your astounding talent on the pitch have already created a summer of fantastic memories for millions of us.

‘You can see it in the sold-out stadia, in the packed fan zones, in the small children dancing wildly to Sweet Caroline and the TV viewing figures that have seen records crumbling as comprehensively as Sweden’s defence did in the semi-final.

‘In any pride, it is the lionesses who ruthlessly hunt as a team and bring their prize back home, and I am sure that will be the case against Germany.’

The Lionesses will face the Germans for the European championship crown this evening

The Lionesses will face the Germans for the European championship crown this evening

In a message to the women's team and their manager Sarina Wiegman, Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote: 'On behalf of the whole country, I want to wish you all the very best of luck in today's final'

In a message to the women’s team and their manager Sarina Wiegman, Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote: ‘On behalf of the whole country, I want to wish you all the very best of luck in today’s final’

In a video posted on England Cricket's Twitter feed, captain Heather Knight - who lifted the Women's World Cup at Lord's in 2017 - had some advice for Lionesses skipper Leah Williamson

In a video posted on England Cricket’s Twitter feed, captain Heather Knight – who lifted the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s in 2017 – had some advice for Lionesses skipper Leah Williamson

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said his daughter was among those inspired by the team.

He said: ‘As a parent, I know how vital it is to see strong, successful role models in sport.

‘What you and your team have accomplished this summer will not just be celebrated as a great moment for English football but as one that encouraged and inspired young women like my own daughter.’

During the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace, British army servicemen performed a rendition of Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ in a rousing video posted on Twitter.

Other celebrities to wish the Lionesses well included David Beckham, Gary Neville, Geri Halliwell, Amanda Holden and Alan Carr.

England’s highly-anticipated clash against Germany is expected to draw in the biggest home TV audience on record for a women’s football match.

Some 90,000 fans are due to fill Wembley Stadium – most hoping to watch the Lionesses secure the first major tournament title for an England team since 1966 – while millions more watch from homes, pubs and fan zones.

The record number of UK viewers for a women’s game is nine million, which was set during England’s semi-final defeat by the United States in the 2019 World Cup, according to the ratings organization Barb.

Ahead of the 5pm kick-off on Sunday, an all-female RAF flypast will take to the skies.

Flanked by two Typhoon fighter jets, a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft crewed by three women will soar over the north-west London arena.

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