Ahead of England’s first-ever finals since the 1966 World Cup, the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II has written an emotional letter to her country football manager, Gareth Southgate and the national team players. Along with the Queen, even the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has penned a note to the manager and player. Italy and England are set to battle it out for Euro 2020 trophy at Wembley on Sunday.
What is there in Queen Elizabeth II’s letter?
In the letter, the Queen remembered the sweet past glory of England winning the title and the royal family handing the trophy to Bobby Moore. She hailed the team spirit, commitment and pride of the current generation of players that has reached the finals amidst the uncertainties.
Fifty-five 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.
One more person from Royal Family, Prince William also applauded the efforts of the players. He also asked the team to bring the title home. He just missed from saying, It’s coming home!.. Prince William said:
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.
What did the Primer Minister, Boris Johnson said?
Once Queen Elizabeth penned a letter, the Prime Minister of the Nation, Boris Johnson did not think twice as he also wrote a letter in the support of the manager and the national team. In his message, he appreciated the performance of the team and also mentioned that they have already made the record by reaching the finals. Before offering good luck, he applauded the team’s effort in lifting the spirit of the country. He said:
You have forged a band of brothers whose energy and tenacity and teamwork - and sheer flair - seem to shine in everything you do,. You have lifted the spirits of the whole country, and tomorrow we know you can lift that trophy too. We are not just hoping or praying. We believe in you, Gareth, and your incredible squad. On behalf of the entire nation, good luck, have a great game - and bring it home!
England have reached the finals after a disappointing World Cup 2018, Euro 2012, World Cup 2014. Also, they have failed in the past to get over the line against Italy in the major tournament. Can they do it this time?