HRH The Duke of Cambridge sends his support to England

Friday 10 Jun 2016
HRH The Duke of Cambridge

HRH The Duke of Cambridge has joined football fans in sending a ‘Together for England’ message of support to Roy Hodgson and his squad before the start of UEFA Euro 2016 in France.

The tournament kicks-off on Friday 10 June with hosts France against Romania in Paris before England begin their campaign with a fixture against Russia in Marseille on Saturday [11 June]. 

The Duke, who is marking his tenth year as FA President, will be attending England’s final Group B match against Slovakia in Saint-Étienne on Monday 20 June at 8pm.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge offers his support to England for Euro 2016

In his specially recorded video message to the squad, The Duke spoke of their excellent record during qualification for the finals, and his hope that the tournament could be used as inspiration for boys and girls to get involved in the game. 

The Duke said: "Roy, I wanted to wish you, your staff and the England squad all the very best for the European Championship finals in France. 

"I know you have done everything possible to prepare in the right way, building on the hard work that has been done at Wembley, St. George's Park and on the road. 

"Like millions of fans across the country, I will be tuning into the opening game against Russia on Saturday night. I am definitely going to make it out there myself during the tournament. And rest assured that everyone back home will be cheering England on whenever you play.

"We are all looking forward to watching some great football over the coming weeks. An exciting performance from this team will inspire the next generation of England players and staff to go out and get involved in the game at the grassroots.

"I know The FA is sending the message to supporters everywhere that we are Together for England. Remember, the nation is behind you. Good luck to you all."

By FA Staff