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."
The tweet said: "Our lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on another title - heroes."
England's Lionesses have landed back in the UK with their heads held high
The mother of England's Laura Bassett has told ITV News her daughter will bounce back from scoring the decisive own goal in the semi-final.