Prince William to watch England's second game at Euro 2024

Prince William is off to Euro 2024 credit:Bang Showbiz
Prince William is off to Euro 2024 credit:Bang Showbiz

Prince William will cheer England on against Denmark at Euro 2024.

The Prince of Wales - who is the president of the Football Association (FA) will be hoping for an early birthday present when he flies out to Germany next week to watch the national side play their second Group C game at the Frankfurt Arena on 20 June, the day before he turns 42.

William won't be in attendance for England's opening game against Serbia on Sunday (16.06.24) because not only is that Father's Day, it is also the day after Trooping the Colour, a major event in the royal calendar, takes place in London.

But the prince visited the England squad earlier this week, where he delivered a speech to the squad and was later praised by England captain Harry Kane for being "such a big supporter" and offering "extra motivation" to the team.

He added: “He loves it. I think he’s going to try to get out for some games if possible, if the schedule allows. He’s a big football fan.

“His kids are obviously big fans as well, now. They’ll remember their first, second tournament as I did when I was younger.

“He’ll be in touch, especially with the manager and some of the players and making sure that we’re doing a good job.”

“We know how much it means to the country, to the fans – and that’s everyone from the royal family to the local shopworker. The whole nation comes together at this moment.

“We feel a responsibility to try and make them proud, so the only way we can do that is to go out and give everything for this badge that we wear.”

During his visit to the St George's Park training camp in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, William revealed to the players and manager Gareth Southgate he'd asked his and wife Catherine, Princess of Wales' three children, Princes George, 10, and Louis, six, and nine-year-old Princess Charlotte if they had any advice for the squad.

He laughed as he said: “I was on the school run this morning with the children and I said: what shall I say to the England team, I’m seeing them today?

“The best bit of advice I got, to ask you, was to eat twice the amount you normally would eat.

“So I then had visions of you running around, massive great tummies and loads of stitches on the pitch.

“So I think maybe take my youngest’s advice with a pinch of salt, particularly around the physio team.”