Duke of Cambridge and David Beckham lead support for victorious Lionesses

The Duke of Cambridge led the congratulations as England emphatically sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup with a 3-0 win over Norway.

First-half strikes from Jill Scott and Ellen White put the Lionesses in control in Le Havre before Lucy Bronze's thunderbolt sealed it after the interval.

The team were cheered on by David Beckham, the former England men's captain, in the stands, while the Duke of Cambridge sent his congratulations online.

In a tweet from the Kensington Palace Twitter account, William, who is president of the Football Association, wrote: "What a performance @Lionesses, a superb display! The whole country is behind you going into Tuesday's semi-final, bring it on! W"

In the stands Beckham watched on from the stands and was spotted sharing a high five with mother Sandra and daughter Harper after Bronze's goal.

Bronze's brother Jorge sent a series of tweets in support of his sister throughout the game, including one that read "this Lucy Bronze is quite good" and another, following her goal, which simply read: "HAVE THAT"

At Glastonbury, fans – presumably including the brother of another of the Lionesses – gathered at the West Holts Stage to watch the game on the big screen.

Fans were heard singing Three Lions at the screening, which was confirmed by Glastonbury organisers after a special request from England star Georgia Stanway, whose brother John-Paul was at the festival.

England fans at Glastonbury watch the Lionesses on the big screen
Fans at Glastonbury watched the game on the big screen (Yui Mok/PA)

Fara Williams, England's most capped footballer, tweeted: "That's the performance we've been waiting for what a win from the @Lionesses my roomie @JillScottJS8 finally scoring, @ellsbells89 breaking the goals record and @LucyBronze enjoying scoring worldies against Norway"

Theresa May, who is in Japan for the G20 summit, tweeted: "Great news to wake up to in Japan. Sounds like another fantastic game by the @Lionesses at the @FIFAWWC. Congratulations to @stephhoughton2 and the whole team & good luck preparing for the semi-finals."

Labour leader and Arsenal fan Jeremy Corbyn offered his congratulations, writing: "Absolutely brilliant result from the #Lionesses tonight. Great goals and a very well-deserved win. Now on to the semi finals."

And Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt added: "Looks like a sensational result for Lionesses...congrats to team and the FA's indomitable head of women's football Sue Campbell who I worked closely with for many years #NORENG."

England will take on hosts France or tournament favourites the United States in Tuesday's semi-final.

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LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: David Beckham looks on during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: David Beckham looks on during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: David Beckham looks on during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Millie Bright of England Women, Mary Earps of England Women during the World Cup Women match between Norway v England at the Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre France (Photo by Geert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Steph Houghton of England Women, Karen Bardsley of England Women during the World Cup Women match between Norway v England at the Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre France (Photo by Geert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Head coach Phil Neville of England reacts after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between W37 and W39 at on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Ian Wright during the World Cup Women match between Norway v England at the Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre France (Photo by Geert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Ellen White, goalkeeper of England Karen Bardsley and captain Steph Houghton salute the supporters following the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Ellen White, goalkeeper of England Karen Bardsley and captain Steph Houghton salute the supporters following the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Maren Mjelde of Norway, Beth Mead of England during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Ellen White of England (right) celebrates her goal with teammates during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Lucy Bronze of England (H) celebrates her goal with teammates during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Lucy Bronze of England (H) scores her goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Lucy Bronze of England (H) celebrates her goal with teammates during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Lucy Bronze of England (H) scores her goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Lucy Bronze of England celebrates her goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Coach of England Phil Neville celebrates with his players the victory following the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Jill Scott of England (#8) celebrates her goal with teammates during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: David Beckham filming daughter Harper Seven Beckham and his mother Sandra Georgina West doing the mexican wave (ola) during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: David Beckham kissing daughter Harper Seven Beckham while Beckham's mother Sandra Georgina West looks on following the national anthems prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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