It’s coming home! Prince Charles makes Three Lions intervention ahead of Euro 2020 clash

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The England squad are gearing up to take on Denmark for the crucial semi-final match of the Euros 2020 this evening. Fans were left gobsmacked after the team defeated Ukraine on Saturday with an effortless 4-0 victory. Now even the future king is getting into the spirit of the tournament ahead of the highly-anticipated game at 8pm.

Charles invited the Band of the Coldstream Guards to play an instrumental version of the classic Three Lions song at his London home Clarence House.

The song is famous for its famous “It’s Coming Home” lyric and has become synonymous with the England football team after being penned by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner with the Lightning Seeds in 1996.

The Prince of Wales also requested Sweet Caroline, the 1969 hit by American songwriter Neil Diamond, after fans were heard belting it out after the Germany victory.

The soldiers wore bright red tunics and bearskin hats as they played the songs yesterday.

They also stood in the sunshine at the heir to the throne’s London home, while trumpeting out the songs on their brass instruments.

However, Charles was not there to watch as he is currently in Wales with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, for a week-long royal tour.

Interestingly, Wales was knocked out of the Euros by Denmark in the last 16.

A royal source said ahead of the England match: “Both Their Royal Highnesses will be closely following the outcome.”

Charles’s eldest son Prince William, who is president of the FA and a supporter of Aston Villa, will also be at the Wembley match this evening.

He was pictured with wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, at Wembley Stadium when England won against Germany last week.

They were also joined by their eldest son Prince George, who was seen wearing a suit and tie similar to his father’s.

But Kate will not be joining William today as she is currently self-isolating after coming into contact with someone with Covid.

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She had been due to attend a service of thanksgiving and host a “Big Tea” with Prince William to mark the 73rd anniversary of the NHS earlier in the week.

But now she is currently in the middle of spending 10 days at home.

Kensington Palace said in a statement: “Last week The Duchess of Cambridge came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.

“Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.”

William has made his excitement over the tournament known after he took to Twitter to wish the Welsh, Scottish and English teams the best of luck.

He wrote: “Finally it’s here! #Euro2020 Wishing all the best to the Home Nations competing this summer – looking forward to a fantastic tournament!”

To highlight he was the one who wrote the tweet, the Duke of Cambridge then signed it off with a ‘W’.

Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate paid tribute to the “incredible” fans and their singing of Sweet Caroline in a post-match interview.

He said: “To hear them at the end… I mean, you can’t beat a bit of Sweet Caroline, can you? That’s a belter, really.”

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