Royals share kind message of support for fallen Matildas

"Commiserations to The Matildas, you've played brilliantly."
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Prince William has shared a sweet message of support for the Matildas following their devastating loss against the English Lionesses in Wednesday night FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final. 

The girls in the green and gold battled it out for over 90 minutes, but ultimately the English defence was too strong, and the strikers too fast – resulting in a heartbreaking 3 – 1 loss. 

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But despite the sad outcome for the Matildas, the next in line to the British throne has encouraged them to keep their chins up and be proud of their history-making efforts in the competition. 

“What a phenomenal performance from the @Lionesses – on to the final!” the 41-year-old royal tweeted. 

“Commiserations to @TheMatildas, you’ve played brilliantly and been fantastic co-hosts of this World Cup.”

England will face off against Spain on Sunday night (Credit: Getty)

William was joined by King Charles and Queen Camilla who also shared a message of commiserations for the Aussie squad, as well as their heartfelt congratulations for their English team. 

“My wife and I join all our family in sending the mighty Lionesses our warmest congratulations on reaching the final of the World Cup, and in sharing our very best wishes for Sunday’s match,” the monarch wrote. 

“While your victory may have cost the magnificent Matildas their chance for the greatest prize in the game, both teams have been an inspiration on and off the pitch – and, for that, both nations are united in pride, admiration, and respect.”

There were heartbreaking scenes as the time was called on the match (Credit: Getty)

Prior to the match, The Welsh Guards Band also showed a “heartwarming display of support” for both teams during a changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the band playing both Sweet Caroline (the UK’s unofficial soccer anthem) as well as Waltzing Matilda. 

Whilst the Matildas won’t be progressing to Sunday night’s final against Spains’ La Roja, they will be battling it out final time for third place against Sweden who were also knocked out after losing to Spain. 

The match will stream live on Channel Seven and 7Plus this Saturday from 6pm. 

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