Prince William looked in high spirits as he backed England in the team’s spectacular Euro 2020 semi-final victory over Denmark at Wembley tonight.
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, who looked dapper in a suit, could be seen cheering from the stands as he cheered on Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions team.
He joined Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie, as well as Danish Princess Royal Mary of Denmark, 49, and her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, 53, and their 15-year-old son Prince Christian, who also attended the long-awaited match.
But while Prince William represented the British monarchy, his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, was forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who tested positive – despite being doubly stung and being stung she herself tested negative for the virus.
Prince William looked in good spirits as he watched England play against Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley today
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, cheered on Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions team at Wembley on Wednesday
The royal, who paired his stylish outfit with a red and blue striped tie, was joined by other VIPs who got to watch the game inside Wembley, including former football legend David Beckham.
The Danish press has revolted since it first emerged that his country’s royals would watch the national team face England face-to-face at Wembley Stadium as millions of Danish football fans are forced to watch the Euro 2020 semi-final from home.
The country’s largest newspaper, Ekstra Bladet, was among those royals, including Australian-born Crown Princess Mary and her son as they left for London yesterday to witness the highly anticipated clash.
Newspaper editor Henrik Qvortrup denounced in an editorial that “blue blood confers immunity in all respects”.
However, the Danish royals fired back at the criticism and instead insisted that it was “only natural” that they “represent Denmark” at the game.
He joined Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie, as well as the Danish Royal Family as they watched from the stands
Taking the stands, the royal looked dapper in a dark navy suit and red and blue striped tie and was seen cheering on the team
Under an agreement between the UK government and UEFA, 2,500 VIPs, including royals, politicians and football officials, are skipping quarantine in order to watch the game live.
It was then that millions of Danish supporters are forced to stay at home and watch it on their TVs instead.
Only 6,000 Danish expatriates living in Britain received tickets among the 60,000 people at Wembley.
Fans living in Denmark were urged not to travel, otherwise they would fall under the mandatory 10 days of self-isolation.
Danish fans have vowed to ‘come by sea like the Vikings’ as they lash out against Covid rules, with a message directly to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Instagram and writing:’ Why the fuck aren’t Danish fans not allowed at Wembley? If you don’t allow us to fly, we’ll do like the good old days and come by sea. Be ready for a Danish sausage, w *******. ‘
William was pictured chatting with Peter McCromick, the English Football Association’s interim president in the stands before the match.
The English-language Copenhagen Post wrote: “The storm over the insignificant entry requirements, which ensure that no Danish fan can travel to support their side in the Euro 2020 semi-finals on Wednesday, is rapidly escalating for become the biggest affront to this country since the British Navy bombed Copenhagen in 1807. Some observers might even go so far as to say that it is cheating. ‘
Mr Qvortrup, editor-in-chief of Ekstra Bladet, saw red at the apparent hypocrisy of allowing VIPs into the UK for the game. He wrote in an op-ed: âThe Posh are welcome. Others are not.
“We can’t interpret it any differently when Danish fans are not allowed to travel to England and watch the national team, while those in the more expensive seats are allowed to do so.
Prince William represented the British monarchy on his own after the Duchess of Cambridge was forced to self-isolate after coming into contact
The Duke of Cambridge appeared focused on the game as he applauded Gareth Southgate’s side
âThe UK authorities place strict restrictions on football fans who pay and create the atmosphere and joy of football, but at the same time roll out the red carpet for people with VIP status and money.
‘Ekstra Bladet has been informed that there will be representatives of the Royal Family in attendance at Wembley. The couple in the royal crown and Prince Christian. (…) As we all know, blue blood confers immunity in all respects.
Ministers have reportedly agreed to a deal with UEFA to exempt officials, politicians and sponsors from travel restrictions so they can advance to the semi-finals and finals. But VIPs, who are estimated to number a few thousand, will have to stay in a “bubble” during their visit, reports suggest.
The Duke of Cambridge was one of the matchâs VIP guests and was joined by David Beckham in the stands.
The stands erupted into cheers and fans hugged as England scored in the Euro semi-final
Prince William joined the national anthem during the match as he sat next to Boris Johnson
The deal comes after UEFA threatened to move matches to Hungary unless the UK government eases coronavirus travel restrictions for its officials and sponsors.
Under the deal, around 2,500 VIPs would be allowed to enter the country and be granted special permission to bypass usual travel restrictions, according to the Times newspaper.
Currently, most of Europe is on the UK’s ‘orange list’, which would typically require arrivals to self-quarantine for 10 days. But under the plans, which the Telegraph says were negotiated by Boris Johnson’s chief of staff Dan Rosenfield, a no-quarantine entry window will be open for VIPs.