The Duke of Cambridge said he was, "feeling a mixture of pride...and excitement at what this means for sport and opportunities in this country as a whole."
He was speaking at the opening of the new St George's Park football training centre.
More top news
The US Navy says 10 sailors are missing and five are injured after the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship near Singapore
The Crown Prosecution Service says the internet has provided "new platforms for offending behaviour"
A Public Health England report estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Britons are infected with the virus by imported pork every year.