The England women's national team got a visit from Prince William on Wednesday before they head to Canada to compete for the World Cup.
William, who is also the president of English soccer's governing body, The FA, spent time with both the players and staff at the team's training facility at St George's Park.
The future King of England spoke highly of the team, and of women's soccer's future in the country, according to TheFA.com.
“Having had the chance to meet the squad and having followed their progress in qualifying, I know they are determined to do their very best at the finals. And I believe their involvement will inspire more girls up and down the country to get involved in the game."
Before Prince William departed the team presented him with a jersey for the newest member of the royal family, Princess Charlotte.
- Brendan Maloy