THE Queen has sent a good luck message to England’s Cricket World Cup heroes as they prepare to take on New Zealand in the final at Lord’s today.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip — an avid cricket fan — penned a note which will be read out to captain Eoin Morgan and his team before they take to the field against the Kiwis.
It comes as we can reveal Prince Andrew, who is eighth in line to the throne, will be the sole royal at the final and will hand the trophy to the winners.
A royal source said: “Her Majesty and Philip really wanted to wish England the best and let them know they will be rooting for them in the final.
“Philip, in particular, has been following their efforts intently and was thrilled by the win over the Aussies.”
Meanwhile, Meghan and Prince Harry will be meeting Beyonce and the cast at The Lion King premiere in London today.
But not everybody is looking forward to it. Actor Seth Rogan is unimpressed that they have had to have briefings on Royal Protocol.
He said: “It seems like it’s so made up to me, so silly. Like here’s a list of imaginary rules you got to follow, like tug on your nose twice before you speak.”
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Harry also sent England’s cricket team a letter, which read: “Go out and enjoy it and do your country proud.”
PM Theresa May and her husband Philip are expected at Lord’s, as is ex-Premier John Major.
England are 3-1 on favourites to win their first World Cup after batsman Jason Roy inspired the team’s return to form following a poor start to the tournament.
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