Social media users have commented on how 7-year-old Princess Charlotte is starting to look “more” [and] Like her mother” Kate Middleton, after uploading a video of the young princess wishing the England women’s football team good luck ahead of a championship match on the Royals’ social media platform.
Charlotte, who is Prince William and Kate’s only daughter, filmed a short video clip with her father wishing the England team (nicknamed “Lioness”) their UEFA Women’s Euro Championship against Germany on Sunday. She was before the game, in which she won. 2-1 score.
“We both want to wish the lioness the best for tonight,” Football Association president William said in a video message. “You have done amazingly well in the competition and we are with you every step of the way.”
To this Charlotte replied: “Good luck and hope you win, bye!”
The clip provided a rare example of the princess speaking on camera, recording her first message with her siblings in 2020 in a question-and-answer video with Sir David Attenborough.
The children of the Cambridges, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, have increased public appearances with the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in June this year.
As well as taking her first carriage ride as part of the Trooping the Color ceremony with Kate and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Charlotte also made two balcony appearances, attended a pop concert, a tour of Wales and four Participated in the day’s jubilee competition. Holiday.
The princess has garnered praise from royal audiences for her recent public appearance, with commentators on the football video message drawing attention to her growing maturity.
“Oh Charlotte is so cute, she’s growing up so quickly,” said one user.
“She’s so beautiful,” posted another.
Several comments compared the young princess to her mother, with a poster saying: “She looks like her mother as she grows up.”
It’s not only in the physical features that the similarities between Charlotte and Kate were evident, the young princess also wore a fashion print worn by the Duchess over the past year—polka dots.
Kate has worn polka dots on several occasions this year including most recently at Royal Ascot and Wimbledon.
Charlotte’s participation in the video for the lioness comes after William revealed during a tour of the team’s training ground that the princess is a keen football player and could be a future star.
After speaking with the team and being presented with personalized shirts for his kids, Prince told the players: “Charlotte wants me to tell you she’s really good at goal. She said ‘Please tell them that,'” before adding that she is “a budding star for the future!”
After the Lionesses’ 2-1 win on Sunday night, where Prince presented trophies to the winners, congratulating team captain Leah Williamson, he posted on Twitter: “Sensational. An incredible win @lionesses and not the whole nation So proud of you all. It’s amazing to see history being made at Wembley tonight, congratulations! W.”
This was not the only message of royal support sent to the team, with the Queen issuing an official greeting praising the players as an “inspiration” for the women.
“My heartfelt congratulations to all of you and my family on winning the European Women’s Football Championship. This is a significant achievement for the entire team, including your support staff,” the message read.
“The championships and your performance in them are truly accolades. However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have earned. You all have set an example for the girls and women of today. And will be an inspiration for generations to come.”
“It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are at the result today. Elizabeth R.”
The victory was a historic milestone for English football as the first major tournament victory for the women’s national team. The country has also won 56 years after winning the World Cup against Germany in 1966.