Lucky charm Prince George goes wild and hugs Kate Middleton as England scores in first minutes of Euro 2020 final

PRINCE George went wild and hugged mum Kate Middleton as England scored in the first two minutes of the Euro 2020 showdown

The seven-year-old cheered alongside Kate and footie-mad dad Prince William to join the 66,000-strong Wembley crowd as the Three Lions went 1-0 up against Italy.

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The stadium erupted after Luke Shaw netted the ball, bringing the team one step closer to bringing the trophy home after a 55-year drought.

And little George looked on top of the world as he celebrated the goal, beaming at Wills and hugging his mum in celebration.

The duke, duchess and George sang God Save the Queen before kick-off.

George previously watched the England-Germany clash with his parents after reportedly "begging" them to take him.

He is said to have "twisted their arms" to get to be in the stands, and his choice of a suit was thanks to his dad as "George idolises him", according to a royal expert.

Duncan Larcombe told OK! magazine: "That’s why we saw him looking so smart in his suit—he really wanted to dress like William."

The royal trio went wild after late goals from captain Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling saw the team score success.

And George was labelled England's "lucky charm" after beating Germany 2-0.


But George missed out seeing England beat Denmark in the semi-finals, with William instead celebrating the 2-1 victory alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie.

Both the Duke of Cambridge and his son George are mega football fans so it's no surprise they are both in attendance tonight.

It comes as…

  • Boris Johnson and Carrie roared with delight as the Three Lions took the lead
  • Glam WAGS, including Harry Maguire's fiancee Fern Hawkins and Jordan Pickford's wife Megan Davison, arrived at Wembley
  • RAF Red Arrows flew over Wembley to cheer on England just before they take to the field
  • Eager fans rushed the barriers at Wembley stadium and pushed past barricades hours before kick-off

William delivered a rousing cry to Gareth Southgate's squad ahead of the big game in which he wished them "the very best of luck".

Wills gushed: "I can’t really believe this is happening."

The future king said: "Gareth, Harry, and to every member of the England team on and off the pitch, I just want to wish you the very best of luck for tonight. 

"What a team performance it’s been. Every member of the squad has played their part, and all the back room team as well have been truly essential. 

"I can’t really believe this is happening. So exciting and I just wish you the very best of luck. 

"You bring out the very best of England and we are all behind you. 

"The whole country is behind you. So, bring it home."


The Queen also sent a moving good luck message to the team, praising their "spirit, commitment, and pride".

The 95-year-old appeared to be swept up in the Euro 2020 excitement, hoping history would “record” the Three Lions’ success and show them beating Roberto Mancini’s tough Italian side.

Writing the note on Windsor Castle-headed paper, the monarch evoked memories of 1966 when she famously presented the World Cup to England Captain Bobby Moore after the 4-2 win over Germany.

'BRING IT HOME'

Addressing the letter to manager Gareth Southgate OBE – she wrote: “55 years ago I was fortunate to present the World Cup to Bobby Moore and saw what it meant to the players, management and support staff to reach and win the final of a major international football tournament.

“I want to send my congratulations and that of my family to you all on reaching the final of the European Championships, and send my good wishes for tomorrow with the hope that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment, and pride with which you have conducted yourselves.”

She signed the note “Elizabeth R”.

The England squad responded to the "very, very special message", saying: "Thank you for your support, Your Majesty."

Some eagled-eye fans thought they spotted a hidden message in the Queen's good luck letter.

One Twitter user managed to find the footie anthem "It's Coming Home" within her note, written on Windsor Castle-headed paper.

The Queen is not expected to be at Wembley for the 8pm kick off – with the Royal Family represented William and George.

But the monarch is expected to watch the historic game on TV at Windsor Castle, joining a 35-million strong audience also tuning in at home.

It is set to me the most-watched event in UK TV history – with more than 44 million people watching in total.

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