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The Queen praises England’s ‘spirit, commitment and pride’

The Queen praises England's 'spirit, commitment and pride'
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In a heartfelt letter addressed to Gareth Southgate, HM the Queen has sent her 'good wishes' to the team and praised 'the spirit, commitment and pride' shown by England during the Euro 2020 championship. 

The Queen began her letter by recalling her presentation of the World Cup to Bobby Moore 55 years ago, after Geoff Hurst scored two goals in extra time to seal the victory. 

Gareth Southgate has made his own sense of patriotism clear this weekend, revealing in the Telegraph that he wants the team to inspire people both on and off the pitch: 'We have a view of what being English should represent and standards we want to hit.'

Mr Steerpike believes it would be an apt tribute to the longevity of her reign if Gareth Southgate's team succeeded in furnishing England with some new silverware tomorrow. Bring it home, boys.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from Westminster and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk or message @MrSteerpike

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