The Duchess of Cambridge made a rapid dash across London after the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday to join a star-studded list of celebrities at Wembley.
The Duchess swapped her Centre Court seat, where she watched tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini play in the men’s final, for the corporate box at Wembley alongside the Duke of Cambridge and their son Prince George.
It was the second time the young prince was treated to a Euros spectacle at Wembley after joining his parents for the Three Lions’ triumph over Germany in the last-16 stage, leaving him dubbed “England’s royal lucky charm” by the foreign press.
Prince George wore a suit and tie, matching his father, after it was revealed by Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli that the Duke wanted him to wear an England Jersey but the Duchess was “not so keen”.
“Yesterday I had an afternoon tea with the Duchess and it was very much a discussion whether George will be allowed to wear the jersey tonight at Wembley or not,” Ms Bartoli revealed.
Tom Cruise, the Hollywood actor, was also lucky enough to swap the grass courts in SW19 for the home of English football in north west London.
Tom Cruise smiles during the men's final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Matteo Berrettini of Italy
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“Where does he get his tickets?,” a jealous Andrew Castle, who was commentating the Wimbledon final, asked.
Cruise had told fans at Wimbledon that he would be cheering for England. Prior to his dash across the city, the Mission Impossible actor said: “I’ll be cheering on England later. I’m heading to watch it after the tennis. I don’t care what the score is as long as England win.”
Andriy Shevchenko, the Ukraine football manager, also raced from his prized seat at Wimbledon to Wembley just in time for Sunday night’s Euro 2020 fixture.
With Sunday traffic heavier than normal due to the buzz around the England match, few spectators at the tennis were hoping for a five set marathon after Djokovic dropped the first set to Berrettini.
Cruise and the Cambridges were also joined by famous faces such as supermodel Kate Moss and David Beckham for the Wembley final.
Tom Cruise, David Beckham and Kate Moss at Sunday's match
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Boris Johnson warmly welcomed his competitor for the night, the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, at Wembley as the pair watched on to see which of their respective nations would be crowned winners of the Euros.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister posted a video on his Twitter page wishing the Three Lions squad good luck ahead of the historic final.
“We’re all hoping you can go one better and bring it home tonight, England. Football’s coming home!,” Mr Johnson wrote.
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, was another political name lucky enough to secure a seat at Wembley for the highly-anticipated final.
Alongside Beckham was a whole host of footballing legends who were there to cheer on Gareth Southgate and his team, including Wayne Rooney, Robbie Keane, and Sir Geoff Hurst.
Representing Italy were the former players Fabio Capello, Alessandro Nesta, and Gianluca Zambrotta, alongside Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino who once managed Tottenham Hotspur.