The Queen has sent a message congratulating the Lionesses after saying their historic Women's Euro 2022 win as “an inspiration for girls and women” across the nation.

England beat Germany 2-1 after a Chloe Kelly winner in extra-time.

The opening 90 minutes ended 1-1 after Ella Toone’s wonderful lobbed opener had been cancelled out by Lina Magull with 11 minutes of normal time remaining.

The Queen sends message to England Lionesses after Euros win

In a message shared on the Royal Family Twitter account, the Queen said: “My warmest congratulations, and those of my family, go to you all on winning the European Women’s Football Championships.

“It is a significant achievement for the entire team, including your support staff.

“The Championships and your performance in them have rightly won praise. However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned.

“You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.

“It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today.”

It comes after Prince William congratulated the team after presenting Sarina Wiegman’s side with their medals.

The Duke of Cambridge and president of the Football Association said: “An incredible win @lionesses and the whole nation couldn’t be prouder of you all.

“Wonderful to see history in the making tonight at Wembley, congratulations! W.”