Prince William hugged Rashford, Saka and Sancho after England penalty heartache

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Prince William was quick to console England'sEuro 2020 heroes at Wembley earlier this month – giving hugs to Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho.

England reached their first major international tournament final since the 1966 World Cup at this summer's Euros.

And after Luke Shaw handed the Three Lions an early lead, Leonardo Bonucci levelled the score, and the game went to penalties.

But Saka's spot-kick was denied, and Italy took the trophy to Rome.

And Conor Coady, when speaking to The Athletic, has revealed the trio who missed their penalties were consoled by the Duke of Cambridge.

"The changing room was quiet after the final," the Wolves centre-half said whilst speaking to The Athletic.

"We were trying to console the three boys. The manager was brilliant at that. Then Prince William came in.

"I’m big on the royals, fascinated by them and when he walked through the door it was, ‘Wow, unbelievable’.

"He gave Rashy, Sanch and Ayo a hug. It was an incredible, incredible moment."

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Prince William was joined by the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George in the royal box at Wembley on the evening of the final.

And the future King of England was seen celebrating wildly when Shaw's volley hit the back of the net within three minutes of the clash.

However, their celebrations didn't last long, and a glum Prince George was snapped at full-time.

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