Euro 2022: The Queen, Spice Girls and Three Lions stars react to England’s win | UK News
Celebrations are underway across the country as football fans mark England’s historic victory over Germany in the Euro 2022 final.
The Queen and the Spice Girls were among those who sent messages to the Lionesses, who have won England’s first major title since the men’s World Cup in 1966.
‘Warmest congratulations’ from the Queen
His Majesty considers a celebration, sending a message to the Lions.
“Your championships and your performance in them have won a lot of praise,” she said. “However, your success goes far beyond the title you rightfully earned. You all have set an example that will be an inspiration to girls and women today, and to the young. future generations. I hope that you will be as proud of your impact on your sport as your results are today.”
Prince William, president of the Football Association and who watched the match live at Wembley, described the match as “sensational”, adding “the whole nation could not be prouder of you”.
‘True girl power’
The Spice Girls wished the Lionesses good luck earlier today before the match and later tweeted “Congratulations to the Lionesses True #GirlPower right there”.
‘An absolute dream’
Former England and Arsenal defender Alex Scott struggled to speak as the players celebrated their win at Wembley.
“This is a dream, an absolute dream for every young girl who has ever dreamed of playing football. It’s unbelievable,” she said.
“Every player plays an important role. Nikita Parris, who came on last, has done something for the team and the way the team plays determines its success.”
‘Let’s bow your head’ Toone
England captain Harry Kane says Ella Toone should “bow” after her sensational goal.
England team-mate Jack Grealish said Lioness Chloe Kelly was “unbelievable”, while former England footballer Michael Owen said the win was “absolutely deserved”, adding that the Lionesses were a “service to the nation”.
Pop star Adele described the achievement as a “game changer” and shared a photo of the Lionesses celebrating their win on Instagram, writing: “You made it!! It’s back! home !!”
Singer Niall Horan described the win as “inspirational”, while actress Dame Joan Collins tweeted “#BringItHome they made it!”.
‘Thank you forever’
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood also said that the Lionesses “made us all so proud” when he congratulated them. He added: “What an amazing result! Thank you forever!”.
While comedian Miranda Hart revealed she was emotional by the win, writing: “Crying. It’s amazing. Too important. Too emotional to say more.”
Former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted: “Football is a simple game. 22 women chase a ball for 90 minutes and in the end England really won. Congratulations. Congratulations Lionesses. Great.”
Jonas Eidevall praised the performances of Beth Mead and Leah Williamson, whom he managed at Arsenal, adding: “Beth was incredible and Leah Williamson basically didn’t misplace a foot.
“Being captain, I think she’s an extraordinary leader.”