The Prince of Wales ensured the Lionesses they have “done yourselves and also this nation proud” as support flooded in for the defeated side.

Royals, ex-players as well as political leaders loaded appreciation on the England team after they were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Spain in the Women’s Globe Cup final.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated “it had not been to be, yet you have actually already secured your tradition as game-changers”.

The King told the Lionesses “let none of you feel beat”.

England lost by one objective to Spain after a tense ninety mins as well as going nearby striking the bar, pressing the ultimate champs right up until the final whistle.

Fans across the country have shared their pride over a group which raised the European Championships trophy in 2015, and also had currently made history by ending up being the initial England ladies’s nationwide team to get to a Globe Cup final.

William, who got objection from some for not attending the final face to face, shared a message of support shortly after the final whistle.

The royal – who is head of state of the Football Organization – stated: “Although it’s the outcome none people desired, Lionesses you have actually done yourselves and also this nation proud.

“Your spirit and drive have inspired many people and also led the way for generations to find.

“Thanks for the footballing memories. Congratulations to Spain.”

Charles, that was attending church near Balmorals with the Queen throughout the match, also sent his thoughts and also commiserations to the team.

“While I understand just how aching it must be, let none of you feel beat, for to have actually reached the final in any way is an enormous homage to your skill, decision as well as team in the finest sporting custom,” he claimed.

Jeannie Allott, a participant of the initial Lionesses group of 1972, loaded praise on England goalkeeper Mary Earps, that annoyed the Spaniards with a stunning second-half fine conserve.

Speaking at Box Park Wembley after the match, she stated: “I wish she was my sibling. I like her. An absolutely brilliant keeper. She will certainly go far.”

She included: “If I’m truly sincere, I believe Spain were that bit much better, but not always the very best group success certainly.

“We did have three or 4 possibilities not taken, embarrassment. Otherwise it could have been a various suit, yet Spain were a really good team.”

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer, who was sent out to Sydney to stand for the federal government, said: “They influenced millions throughout the country with remarkable performances, minutes of magic as well as unrelenting decision as well as wish.

“An amazing journey has actually concerned an end yet it will never be forgotten.”

Mr Sunak stated “we are all unbelievably pleased with you” after the match, which he saw in a pub in his Richmond constituency.

“You left absolutely nothing around Lionesses,” he added. “It wasn’t to be, yet you’ve already protected your legacy as game changers.”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the defeat was “heartbreaking” yet was “just the start” for a side that includes numerous young gamers likely to bet England for several years.

He included: “So pleased with the England group who influenced the entire nation.”

Match of the Day host and also former England demonstrator Gary Lineker stated: “Gutted for the Lionesses who provided their all, but congratulations to Spain on winning the Globe Mug.

“They were the far better group and also extensively deserved their triumph.”

Last Updated: 21 August 2023