Cheerleader Letizia! Spanish Queen shows her support in the colours of Spain’s strip as she dons red suit for World Cup final clash (while the Lionesses have NO royals cheering them on in the stands)
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Queen Letizia of Spain showed her support donning the colours of Spain’s kit as she travelled to the World Cup final alongside her daughter Infanta Sofía.
The glamorous royal, 50, who is the wife of King Felipe VI of Spain, commanded attention in an elegant red suit teamed with a black blouse as she made her way to the highly anticipated match today in Sydney.
She walked alongside her 16-year-old daughter, Sofía, who matched her mother’s style in an eye-catching scarlet scarf, paired with a cream coat.
But while Spain has the support of their royals in the stands, the Lionesses have no member of the British Royal Family cheering them on in Australia.
Yesterday, Prince William apologised for not attending the World Cup final to cheer on England – as palace sources claim he was concerned about his carbon footprint and the diplomatic ramifications of going to Australia.
Queen Letizia of Spain (pictured, left) was snapped looking stylish in red – the colour of Spain’s football strip – as she made her way to the match with her daughter Infanta Sofía (pictured, right)
The glamorous 50-year-old looked like she meant business in a red trouser suit paired with a black blouse, handbag, and heeled boots
In a video posted on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ social media account, William wished the Lionesses luck alongside his daughter Princess Charlotte, who held a football.
While the Spanish royals will be cheering on their national side, the Lionesses will not have the same support from members of The Firm.
Prince William, the president of England’s Football Association, released a video in which he wished the squad good luck in their match against Spain.
During the clip, the royal says: ‘Lionesses, I want to send you a huge good luck for tomorrow.
‘We’re sorry we can’t be there in person but we’re so proud of everything you have achieved and the millions you’ve inspired here and around the world.
So go out there tomorrow and really enjoy yourselves.’
Meanwhile, a beaming Charlotte, adds: ‘Good luck Lionesses!’
The Prince has come under some fire for his decision not to travel to Australia to watch the match in person.
BEAMING: The royal appeared to be in good spirits as she made her way to the match, where England will take on Spain
Like her mother, 16-year-old Sofia also made sure to show off her national side’s colours, donning a large red scarf
LADY IN RED: The Spanish royal looked chic and stylish in her eye-catching and vibrant two-piece suit
Queen Letizia (pictured, left) is snapped inside the stadium before today’s match with FIFA president Gianni Infantino (pictured, right)
Kensington Palace sources cited several reasons why the prince has decided to watch the game at home in Anmer Hall, Norfolk, instead.
One is the carbon footprint, particularly because he will travel to the US next month to support his green campaign, Earthshot. It was also considered not to be a diplomatically sound move – both on a family and political level.
William’s father Charles has still not visited Australia as King, a country where he is also monarch, and it is thought a short visit from his son would not be diplomatically astute.
A source added: ‘It was a finely balanced decision. The Prince of Wales hasn’t visited since 2014 so he would wish his next trip to Australia to be a substantial visit.
‘He met them [the Lionesses] in St George’s Park before they flew out and he has been supporting them throughout the tournament by sending private good luck messages to the manager and team.’
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