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Sarah Ferguson has been watching something very surprising on TV – that we all love too

Sarah, Duchess of York is just like the rest of us!

Hanna Fillingham

Sarah, Duchess of York is much loved for her down-to-earth nature and often shares snippets of her life with her fans on social media, from photos with her daughters to behind-the-scenes pictures taken at the many glitzy events she attends. Most recently, Prince Andrew's ex-wife has revealed that she is just as much of a football fan as the rest of the country right now, and has sent her support to England team ahead of the semi-finals on Saturday. Taking to Instagram, Sarah paid tribute to the players after their win against Colombia on Tuesday, posting a photo of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, and writing next to it: "Huge congratulations to the @england team for their victory last night and particularly to @jpickford1 for saving those penalties. We are all behind you and good luck on Saturday #worldcup2018 #sport #football#threelions @harrykane @fifaworldcup."

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Sarah Ferguson was thrilled that England are going to the semi-finals

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And Sarah isn’t the only royal who is an avid fan of the World Cup. On Wednesday, Prince William delighted everyone when he posted a rare personal Twitter message following England's win. Using the official Kensington Palace Twitter account, the 36-year-old royal revealed his pride as he wished England the best of luck for the next round. He wrote: "I couldn’t be prouder of @england - a victory in a penalty shootout! You have well and truly earned your place in the final eight of the #worldcup and you should know the whole country is right behind you for Saturday! Come on England! W."

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Sarah also paid tribute to America on Independence Day

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As well as congratulating England on their win, Sarah also paid tribute to the USA – a country very close to her heart, to mark the Fourth of July celebrations. The mum-of-two shared a photo of a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and wrote next to it: "Happy 4th July and so much thankfulness for your generous hearts. I love the USA." Sarah's daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie both spend a lot of time in New York, where they have studied and work.

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