Update 12/7/21: Adele And Sophie Turner Lead Condolences For England's Euros Final Defeat
Though football didn't come home in the end, supporters up and down the country are reacting with pride after England's Euros final match against Italy, the first major tournament final to involve England since 1966.
Gareth Southgate's squad lost the game on penalties after a nail-biting 120 minutes of football which was watched by millions around the world, including many an English-supporting celebrity.
Following the result, Adele was one high-profile football fan who shared her support for the team by sharing a photograph of herself in a red England shirt on Instagram with the caption: 'You did us so proud! You brought our game home and brought us all together.'
Turner was another watching the game, sharing a photograph of the players arm in arm, calling them 'good lads'.
The singer shared a photograph of her makeshift set up to watch the game during a video shoot, but at the end of the match shared a photograph of England player Bukayo Saka - who was one of three players who missed a penalty int he shoot out and looked the most devastated after Italy were crowned winners - writing: that 'all the boys made us so proud'.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The royals were some of a handful of celebrities who watched the game at Wembley from the box, bringing along their (ultimately, devastated) eldest son Prince George to watch. Following the defeat, Prince William sent a personal message to the team filled with words of encouragement.
The British actor looked deflated in a post-game selfie (still wearing his England shirt) but told the squad: 'Heads up England, so much to be proud of.'
The Carnival Row actor's fiancé Katy Perry commented on the photo: 'Guess football isn't coming home.'
The actor shared a photo of Saka playing for his premier league team, Arsenal as encouragement for the 19-year-old player.
The Harry Potter actor said the England team 'did us proud', sahring a selfie of himself in an England shirt after the game:
The grime artist shared a photo of Gareth Southgate delivering a pep talk to the England players along with a heart emoji:
Original story 8/7/21: Kate Middleton, Adele And Dua Lipa Lead Celebrity Reaction To England's Semi-Final Euros Win
The 2021 England football squad have made history, after reaching the final of the Euros and of a major international tournament for the first time since the World Cup victory of 1966.
England beat Denmark 2-1 in their semi-final match on Wednesday, with the winning goal resulting from a failed penalty saved by captain Harry Kane during extra time. The team will face Italy in the final, at Wembley, on Sunday July 11.
Though England emerged victorious, the game was not an easy win. It was tense, unpredictable and, for many England fans, torturous at times. But the final feeling was jubilation, relief and celebration, which has been shared by celebrities too.
From Prince William (who was watching the game at Wembley) and Kate Middleton to Adele, here are the best celebrity reactions to England reaching the finals of the Euros 2020 (postponed to 2021, due to the Coronavirus pandemic).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Prince William watched both the quarter and semi-final from the royal box and was seen celebrating as the referee blew the full time whistle. The Duke of Cambridge watched the game by himself as his wife is currently self-isolating at home under government guidelines, after reportedly coming into contact with somebody who later tested positive for Covid-19.
The couple took to their Twitter account to congratulate the team on their win, ensuring they included the hashtag #ItsComingHome:
The Tottenham fan shared her reaction to her home team's star player and England captain Kane, who scored the second goal for England after first missing a penalty in a tense few seconds during extra time.
In the clip, the Londoner can be heard shouting: 'Oh no!' when Kane misses only to then scream 'Yes' and 'Oh my god' when the captain scored.
Dressed in red and white to co-ordinate with the flag of St George, the 'Levitating' star shared pictures of herself surrounded by friends, including SKIMS co-founder Emma Grede, watching the match in Los Angeles, captioning the post: 'IT'S COMING HOME.'
The actress shared a meme of one of Kristen Wiig's 'surprise lady' Saturday Night Live to sum up her relief when the whistle blew full time.
Melanie C and the Spice Girls
It was only right that Sporty Spice led the girl band's celebrations on Twitter:
The group later sent a joint celebratory message to the players:
After sharing a video of himself watching Kane take the missed penalty and then win it back with a goal, the actor turned the camera on himself to show pure fan jubilation:
The former England captain joined Prince William in the royal box for the semi-final match and shared a video from inside Wembley stadium after the game, with 'Sweet Caroline' gifs added in for good measure:
Though the Formula One star was in Paris attending the Balenciaga show, Hamilton gave England a nod on his Instagram Stories:
Another star in attendance at Wembley was Goulding, who shared pictures of herself in the stands wearing an England shirt:
The British tennis player let her hair down after Wimbledon by heading to Wembley to watch the game.
The Good Will Hunting star shared an appropriate England-related Gavin and Stacey clip on Instagram following England manager Gareth Southgate's team's win.
Meanwhile, New York born and bred Dunham asked Twitter for help when it comes to England-mad other halves:
Come on England!
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