Thousands of England fans will celebrate the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 triumph in Trafalgar Square at 11am today – with FREE entry, a trophy and music from DJ Monki – as the National Day continues
- England beat Germany 2-1 to win the European Championship at Wembley
- Celebrations continued late into the night for players and supporters
- The team will appear at a celebratory event in central London on Monday
- 7,000 fans will be allowed into Trafalgar Square to celebrate the Lionesses victory
- Alex Scott will host the event, which will feature live music and a trophy
Thousands of fans will celebrate England’s historic European Championship victory with the players in central London on Monday morning.
The victorious Lionesses team will appear at an event in Trafalgar Square at 11 a.m., with up to 7,000 supporters allowed free entry on a first-come, first-served basis.
Former England player turned broadcaster Alex Scott will host the celebration with live music from DJ Monki.
Highlights from the English tournament will be shown on the big screen and there will be a Q&A involving the players and coach Sarina Wiegman, followed by a trophy lift.
The celebrations continued late into the night following England’s 2-1 win over Germany at Wembley – the first time the country has won a major women’s football tournament.
England lift the trophy after beating Germany 2-1 to win the European Championship
Chloe Kelly scored England’s winning goal in extra time to settle a tense final at Wembley
Former England international turned BBC broadcaster Alex Scott will host the celebration
DJ Monki will provide the soundtrack for the party in Trafalgar Square on Monday
Chloe Kelly scored England’s winning goal in extra time to settle a tense game and delight the majority of the 87,192 spectators inside the National Stadium.
It comes after the Queen praised the team, saying their ‘success goes far beyond the trophy’.
She said in a statement: “My warmest congratulations, and those of my family, go to all of you for winning the European Women’s Football Championships.”
“This is a significant achievement for the whole team, including your support staff.
Mary Earps dances on the press conference table as the England players interrupt the press conference with Sarina Wiegman, the team’s manager, after their victory
Mary Earps steps onto the table as England players interrupt press conference with Sarina Wiegman
“The championships and your performance in them have rightly won praise.
“However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you so deserved.
“You have all set an example that will inspire girls and women today and generations to come.
“I hope you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of today’s result.”
The Duke of Cambridge was among those supporting from the sidelines and after the game he said it had been “wonderful to see history in the making”, while captain Leah Williamson dubbed it “the moment proudest of my life.”
Thousands of fans filled Trafalgar Square for a screening of the final on Sunday evening
There were celebrations as England’s 2-1 win was sealed in a dramatic period of extra time
Williamson said she couldn’t stop crying after the win.
Among the crowd at Wembley were men’s captain Harry Kane and Tory leadership hopeful Liz Truss.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who watched the game from home with his children Wilfred and Romy, congratulated the team on their “superb” victory.
Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak tweeted a photo of himself cheering on the team and said the Lionesses had “won the hearts” of the country.