Euro-2022: Elizabeth II congratulates English footballers, “inspiration for future generations”

Queen Elizabeth II congratulated the England team on Sunday evening July 31 for their victory in the Women’s Football Euro, welcoming ” an inspiration “ for women and ” the future generations “, at the end of a competition which met with historic popular success in the United Kingdom.

“Your success goes far beyond the trophy you so well deserved. You have all set an example that will inspire girls and women today and for generations to come”said in a press release the 96-year-old sovereign, who now only speaks on very rare occasions.

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“I hope you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as of the result achieved today”added Elizabeth II.

“Your teamwork, determination and sportsmanship will inspire a generation. You have made us all proud”also wrote on Twitter Prince Charles, heir to the British crown.

Congratulations from Johnson and his successors

Boris Johnson, the outgoing British Prime Minister, tweeted his “huge congratulations” to the “Lionesses”, considering that “Football pitches across the country will be filled like never before with girls and women inspired by your triumph”.

The two candidates to replace him at the head of the Conservative Party both congratulated the England team. “You made everyone proud”tweeted the head of diplomacy Liz Truss, while the ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak welcomed a competition likely to ” transform “ the sport.

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