Soccer

Wales team get a message from the prince

  • Prince Charles The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall look out from a bridge in the village of Aberdaron, northern Wales, on the second day of their annual summer visit to Wales, Tuesday July 5, 2016. Wales soccer team face-off against Portugal on upcoming Wednesday during the Euro 2016 semi-final. (Chris Jackson / PA via AP)

    Prince Charles The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall look out from a bridge in the village of Aberdaron, northern Wales, on the second day of their annual summer visit to Wales, Tuesday July 5, 2016. Wales soccer team face-off against Portugal on upcoming Wednesday during the Euro 2016 semi-final. (Chris Jackson / PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall waves a Welsh flag in the village of Aberdaron, north Wales, on the second day of an annual summer visit to Wales with her husband Prince Charles Prince of Wales, Tuesday July 5, 2016. Wales soccer team face-off against Portugal on upcoming Wednesday during the Euro 2016 semi-final. (Chris Jackson / PA via AP)

    Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall waves a Welsh flag in the village of Aberdaron, north Wales, on the second day of an annual summer visit to Wales with her husband Prince Charles Prince of Wales, Tuesday July 5, 2016. Wales soccer team face-off against Portugal on upcoming Wednesday during the Euro 2016 semi-final. (Chris Jackson / PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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.