The Duke of Cambridge has thanked England for an "inspiring" Women's World Cup campaign in Canada.
The Lionesses went out of the competition in the semi-final stage after losing 2-1 to Japan.
The Duke sent a good luck message before the game and followed it up with a congratulatory statement on Thursday.
It read: "All football fans around the country will, I hope, join me in sending their thanks to the Lionesses for what has been a thrilling ride."
Mark Sampson's squad became only the third England team to reach a World Cup semi-final, after the 1990 men's side and the 1966 men's World Cup winners.
Prince William, who is president of the Football Association, said: "We were reminded last night that part of what makes the game great is the emotional rollercoaster it can send us on.
"I know the team are bitterly disappointed, but I hope more than that they will be proud of what they have achieved."
Holders Japan will now face the USA in Sunday's final (kick-off Monday 00:00 BST), while England take on Germany in Saturday's third-place play-off (21:00 BST).
The Duke added: "They've inspired thousands of girls and boys around the country and entered history as one of England's great teams. I wish them the best of luck for their game on Saturday."