England women's football team are "doing their country proud" after progressing to the World Cup semi-finals, Prince William has said.
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 has made his first appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to honour the Queen's official birthday.
The prince wore the same outfit his father, Prince William, wore for Trooping the Colour in 1984, Kensington Palace revealed.
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 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.
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.
This footage may embarass Prince William, who was in China to fight against the illegal wildlife trade and protect elephants.
But in the same animal sanctuary he visited, but unseen by him, one area is said to house elephants which are made to perform for visitors' amusement.
There are allegations of mistreatment in the training process, in which the animals are made to spin and play football.
ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:
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The Duke of Cambridge today met youngsters at a school in Shanghai where premier league football coaches are working to promote the game among the students.
The Prince was shown around by Paul Hughes, a former coach at Reading, Millwall and Southampton football clubs, who is helping to coach the students under a British Council-run scheme called Premier Skills.
He went on to visit a Shanghai festival showcasing British design, ingenuity and technology before rounding off his day by meeting Paddington Bear at the Chinese premiere of the movie.