The Queen had royal fans
confused after she announced the Changing the Guard took place to a
special song for England’s Lionesses ahead of the Euros final against Germany
Taking to Twitter, the
Queen’s team shared a sweet video of the military band standing outside
Buckingham Palace playing Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. Captioning
the post was the message: “There was some special music at today’s
Changing the Guard #Lionesses @ArmyinLondon @England @Lionesses.”
Whilst most fans flocked to
share their delight at the fabulous rendition, others were confused as to why
that was the song of choice.
One fan replied: “Can you
share why Sweet Caroline is so significant? Thanks!”
Another wrote: “Don’t get
me wrong it’s a great American song, which has worked well into England
football matches but it’s not three lions, which is an England football song… “Other
fans were elated to hear the song with one writing: “Now that is epic – what
a wonderful way to start off the day.” A second penned: “Well done.
Fantastic support. Go Lionesses.” A third wrote: “That is just
beautiful. Come on England.” A fourth added: “Absolutely brilliant
they have worked so hard to put women’s football on the map well done for
Prince William met the Lionesses at St George’s Park
Others were keen to know
if Princess Charlotte would be able to watch the epic match, with one
fan writing: “Hope little Charlotte can go watch the girls live too.”
A second added: “I hope Charlotte gets to watch the final too!” with
a fingers-crossed emoji.
Whilst no official reason for
the track has been confirmed, Sweet Caroline is often played at
England’s football matches and also became an incredibly memorable song from
the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations last month.
The palace has already
confirmed that Prince William will be at Wembley cheering on England for
the big match, but it is yet to be confirmed whether Duchess Kate and Prince
George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, will be
On Sunday morning Kate will be
in Plymouth competing in a friendly race with SailGP’s GB team in a
‘Commonwealth Race’ against their New Zealand rivals, ahead of the final day of
the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix.