Prince William (40) gives consolation to the English national team. France defeated the Three Lions 2-1 at the World Cup in Qatar. Harry Kane (29) had the chance to equalize with a penalty shortly before the end, but didn't score. The Prince of Wales addressed team captain Kane and manager Gareth Southgate, 52, after the defeat.
William wrote on Twitter that he was suffering with "Gareth, Harry and the entire England team". The British heir to the throne added: "You guys have put so much into this tournament and we are all so proud of you. Cheer up and let's move on to the next one! W."
At the end of November, William and his wife Kate (40) also commented on Wales' World Cup exit with an encouraging post on social media. The Prince and Princess of Wales tweeted about the team's exit: "You can be very proud of yourselves. The first World Cup since 58. You played this tournament with heart and pride. We look forward to seeing you at Euro 2024 to see!"
Prince William is a big football fan and has been President of the FA since 2006. At that time he succeeded his uncle Prince Andrew (62). However, William did not travel to Qatar this year due to "other commitments".
Also read our comment on this: The English were ready for the next big title. The Brits also have the referee of the quarter-final game against France to thank for the fact that it didn't turn out that way at these World Cups in Qatar.