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The Latest: Wales team get a message from the prince

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, center, attends the last training session of the German national football team at their base camp in Evian-Les-Bains, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Germany will face France in a Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match in Marseille on Thursday, July 7, 2016 (AP Photo/Cirian Fahey)

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, center, attends the last training session of the German national football team at their base camp in Evian-Les-Bains, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Germany will face France in a Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match in Marseille on Thursday, July 7, 2016 (AP Photo/Cirian Fahey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller, Jonas Hector and Mats Hummels, from left, run during the last training session of the German national football team at their base camp in Evian-Les-Bains, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Germany will face France in a Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match in Marseille on Thursday, July 7, 2016 (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller, Jonas Hector and Mats Hummels, from left, run during the last training session of the German national football team at their base camp in Evian-Les-Bains, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Germany will face France in a Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match in Marseille on Thursday, July 7, 2016 (AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

  • Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. FIFA has revealed the ticket prices for the 2018 World Cup, with the cost of the cheapest tickets for foreign fans up more than 16 percent since 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. FIFA has revealed the ticket prices for the 2018 World Cup, with the cost of the cheapest tickets for foreign fans up more than 16 percent since 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest from the European Championship (all times local):

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11:40 a.m.

Britain's Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has sent a message to the Wales football team, wishing it luck in Wednesday's European Championship semifinal match against Portugal.

"As you prepare for what will be - so far - the most important night in the history of Welsh football, I did just want to send you all my special thoughts and wishes," Prince Charles said.

"Throughout the whole championship, you have set an inspiring example of teamwork and sportsmanship and I have no doubt that in this latest game you will continue to give your country even greater cause for pride."

"Dymuniadau gorau ichi I gyd," ("Best wishes to all of you"), the heir to the throne wrote in the Celtic language of Welsh.