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Prince William: Lionesses are doing country proud

England women's football team are "doing their country proud" after progressing to the World Cup semi-finals, Prince William has said.

Prince William has congratulated the team. Credit: Reuters

The Duke of Cambridge said he was "thrilled" to see England beat hosts Canada, adding that he could not wait to see Mark Sampson's team face Japan.

"As President of the FA I'm thrilled to see the England women progress to the semis for the first time," the duke said in a statement.

"This team is making history and I can't wait to see them in action against Japan."

"The Lionesses are doing their country proud."

Royals to gather 800 years after Magna Carta sealed

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge will all visit Runnymede today on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

The document which restricted the rights of the monarchy for the first time was sealed at Runnymede Meadows in June 1215.

The Magna Carta. Credit: PA

Only four copies of the original document are known to survive, with two housed at the British Library and the others by Lincoln and Salisbury Cathedrals

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