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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."

Prince George makes his first balcony appearance

Prince George joins the family on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Prince George has made his first appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to honour the Queen's official birthday.

A very young Prince William pictured at Trooping the Colour in June 1984. Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

The prince wore the same outfit his father, Prince William, wore for Trooping the Colour in 1984, Kensington Palace revealed.

William calls for Fifa to reform as Blatter under fire

Prince William has called for Fifa to reform, claiming it must show that it "can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first".

The organisation and President Sepp Blatter have been heavily criticised after a week, which saw seven Fifa officials arrested and 18 people connected to football indicted on corruption charges by the US justice department.

But Blatter remained defiant, insisting he was the right man to lead world football through it's current crisis.

ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott reports from Zurich:

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Prince William starts training for new air ambulance job

Prince William has started his first day at Bond Air Services as he begins his training to be a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The Duke of Cambridge previously piloted Sea King helicopters for the RAF in Anglesey.

Prince William at the controls of a Sea King helicopter which he used to fly in Anglesey. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Over the coming months he will undertake job-specific training before he begins piloting ambulance missions during the summer.

The training will involve time in a simulator, aircraft and in-flight skills training.

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