The prince watched England women’s historic clash, which ended with Spain winning 1-0, with Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis at Anmer Hall.
The Prince of Wales has sent a personal message to the Lionesses after their heart-breaking defeat in their first World Cup final, telling them “you have done yourselves and this nation proud”.
William, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis watched the tense game together at their Anmer Hall country home in Sandringham, Norfolk.
The prince, who is president of the FA, faced a backlash after his decision not to attend the historic match in Sydney on Sunday.
After England lost 1-0 to Spain, the heir to the throne, in a personal message on his Kensington Royal social media account, thanked the squad for their “footballing memories” and said their “spirit and drive” had “paved the way for generations to come”.
William wrote: “Although it’s the result none of us wanted, Lionesses you have done yourselves and this nation proud.
“Your spirit and drive have inspired so many people and paved the way for generations to come. Thank you for the footballing memories.
“Congratulations to Spain. W”