Prince William has shown his support for England ahead of the team's first match in the Euro 2016 championships with a good luck message. As England prepare to play their first match on Saturday (11 June) at 8pm (BST) against Russia, the young royal said the country is behind manager Roy Hodgson and his team.

The Duke of Cambridge, who has been FA President for the last 10 years and a keen football fan sent the message as part of the Together for England campaign.

In the video message he said: "Roy, I wanted to wish you, your staff and the England squad all the very best for the European Championship finals in France. I know you have done everything possible to prepare in the right way, building on the hard work that has been done at Wembley, St. George's Park and on the road."

The 33-year-old said he plans to support the team in person as the FA revealed the Duke will be attending England's final Group B match against Slovakia in Saint-Étienne on Monday 20 June.

"Like millions of fans across the country, I will be tuning into the opening game against Russia on Saturday night," he said. "I am definitely going to make it out there myself during the tournament. And rest assured that everyone back home will be cheering England on whenever you play.

"We are all looking forward to watching some great football over the coming weeks. An exciting performance from this team will inspire the next generation of England players and staff to go out and get involved in the game at the grassroots.

"I know The FA is sending the message to supporters everywhere that we are Together for England. Remember, the nation is behind you. Good luck to you all."

Earlier David Cameron offered words of support for the British teams, saying: "I know the whole nation will join me in wishing England, Wales and Northern Ireland every success in Euro 2016 — it will be a fantastic celebration of football. The players have worked incredibly hard to get to this stage, and I know they will give everything they've got during the tournament to make us proud."

While security has been heightened following terror threats, the Euro 2016 tournament has already been marred by violence following violent clashes between 150 England fans and locals in Marseilles . head of the Euro 2016 opening match, Sky News reports.