Euro 2020: Queen recalls 1966 as she wishes England team well

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The Queen has recalled presenting the World Cup trophy successful 1966 arsenic she sent her "good wishes" to the England squad up of the Euro 2020 final.

She said she hoped that past would grounds the team's occurrence but besides "the spirit, committedness and pridefulness with which you person conducted yourselves".

The monarch said she had seen what it meant to the players to triumph a large tourney 55 years ago.

Gareth Southgate's squad play Italy astatine Wembley connected Sunday.

Her connection reads: "Fifty-five years agone I was fortunate to contiguous the World Cup to Bobby Moore and saw what it meant to the players, absorption and enactment unit to scope and triumph the last of a large planetary shot tournament.

"I privation to nonstop my congratulations and that of my household to you each connected reaching the last of the European Championships, and nonstop my bully wishes for time with the anticipation that past volition grounds not lone your occurrence but besides the spirit, committedness and pridefulness with which you person conducted yourselves."

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image captionThe Queen presents Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet Trophy for winning the World Cup successful 1966

The Queen's grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, is simply a shot instrumentality and, arsenic president of the Football Association, has attended immoderate of England's matches astatine Wembley.

His lad Prince George and wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined him for the round-of-16 lucifer against Germany.

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image captionThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their lad Prince George astatine Wembley

The Queen is not the lone idiosyncratic wishing the England squad well, with skipper Harry Kane revealing that histrion Tom Cruise had called the squad.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "We really had Tom Cruise get successful interaction yesterday evening. You get everyone who loves football."

Kane added: "We were fortunate capable to person a ticker of 1 of his films, truthful I deliberation helium was implicit present successful the UK and helium conscionable dialled successful and Facetimed america conscionable to privation america the champion arsenic a group. So that was bully of him.

"I'm not definite if helium volition beryllium determination astatine the last oregon not, but shot is specified a large portion of the satellite and it's bully to person that support."

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image captionThe Queen met Gareth Southgate successful 2002 erstwhile helium was inactive playing
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