Euro 2022: England to celebrate with fans at Trafalgar Square event

Thousands of England fans to celebrate Lionesses’ Euro 2022 triumph in Trafalgar Square event on Monday morning after thrilling extra time win over Germany in Wembley final sparked a nationwide party

Thousands of fans will celebrate England’s historic European Championship win with the players in central London on Monday morning.

The victorious Lionesses squad will appear at an event in Trafalgar Square at 11am, 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.

England’s tournament highlights will be shown on a big screen and there will be a question and answer session involving the players and coach Sarina Wiegman followed by a trophy lift.

Celebrations continued long into the night after England’s 2-1 win over Germany at Wembley – the first time the country has won a major tournament in women’s football.

England lift the trophy after they defeated 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

Chloe Kelly scored England’s winning goal in extra time to settle a tense final at Wembley

Chloe Kelly scored England’s winning goal in extra time to settle a tense contest and send the majority of the 87,192 spectators inside the national stadium into raptures.

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 you all on winning the European Women’s Football Championships.

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

Mary Earps dances on the Press Conference table as players of England interrupt the Press Conference with Sarina Wiegman, the team's manager, following their win

Mary Earps dances on the Press Conference table as players of England interrupt the Press Conference with Sarina Wiegman, the team’s manager, following their win

Mary Earps climbs onto the table as players of England interrupt the Press Conference with Sarina Wiegman

Mary Earps climbs onto the table as players of England interrupt the 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 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.’

The Duke of Cambridge was among those supporting from the sidelines, and after the match he said it had been ‘wonderful to see history in the making’, while captain Leah Williamson dubbed it ‘the proudest moment of my life’.

Thousands of fans packed Trafalgar Square for a screening of the final on Sunday evening

Thousands of fans packed Trafalgar Square for a screening of the final on Sunday evening

There were celebrations as England's 2-1 win was sealed during a dramatic period of extra time

There were celebrations as England’s 2-1 win was sealed during a dramatic period of extra time

Williamson said she could not stop crying after the win.

Those in the crowd at Wembley included the men’s captain Harry Kane and Tory leadership hopeful Liz Truss.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who watched the match from home with his children Wilfred and Romy, praised the team on their ‘stunning’ victory.

Tory leadership contender Rishi Sunak tweeted a photograph of himself cheering on the team and said the Lionesses had ‘won the hearts’ of the country.

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