Kate was spotted hiding her face in her hands after Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved the last penalty and crowned his team the winner of EURO 2020. The Duchess of Cambridge headed to Wembley Stadium yesterday evening after spending two days at Wimbledon to watch the Ladies and Gentlemen’s singles finals.
At the stadium, she joined her first-born Prince George and husband Prince William.
The Cambridges were seen celebrating after England stunned Italy with a goal just two minutes after the match began.
While the Duke of Cambridge jumped to his feet and pumped his fists in the air, Prince George celebrated with a big hug from his beloved mum.
The seven-year-old, who wore a matching suit and tie with his father, then clapped his hands and gave Prince William a big smile.
However, the royals became tenser in the second half of the match, as Italy equalised.
After Italy’s victory, Prince William was seen comforting his son placing his hands on George’s shoulders.
The Duke of Cambridge, who is also the President of the FA, took to Twitter shortly after the match to congratulate both teams.
He wrote: “Heartbreaking. Congratulations @Azzurri on a great victory.
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“@England, you’ve all come so far, but sadly this time it wasn’t our day.
“You can all hold your heads high, and be so proud of yourselves — I know there’s more to come. W”.
This morning, Prince William also issued a strongly-worded message to condemn the racist abuse targeting Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho for failing to score their penalties.
He tweeted: “I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match.
“It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.
“It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W”.
While Prince William’s love for football is well known, Kate has seldom spoken about it.
However, in 2015 she confessed to being a Chelsea fan during a visit to the Anna Freud Centre in Islington.
And she likely passed on her support for Chelsea to Prince George, despite Prince William’s joking he had asked his son to be a fan of any other team but the London-based squad.
The Duke of Cambridge, on the other hand, has been a keen supporter of Aston Villa for years.
On top of the EURO 2020 final, the Duchess of Cambridge suffered another heartache over sport over the past few weeks.
Kate, an avid tennis fan, tweeted her support to British champions at Wimbledon Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu two weeks ago.
Her message read: “Unbiased Winking face prediction to win it: @andy_murray and
However, both tennis aces failed to get to the Wimbledon finals.
Kate, patron of the All England Club, presented the trophies to winner Ash Barty of Australia and Czech finalist Karolina Pliskova on Saturday and watched on the following day the Duke of Kent crowning Novak Djokovic as the winner.