ENGLAND’S Cricket World Cup heroes have been hailed by Prince Charles, as the Royal roared: “It’s The Ashes next”.
Eoin Morgan’s men sealed a dramatic final victory over New Zealand at Lord’s in the first of two massive challenges this summer.
Prince Charles praised England, saying they’ve done the nation proud, but reminded them there’s more to come.
His message read: “I just wanted to send you all my warmest congratulations on such a magnificent triumph in the Cricket World Cup.
“You have done us all proud, and it’s The Ashes next!”
Ben Stokes – who joked on Wednesday he had only just sobered up from the celebrations – was the hero in the final, starring with the bat in both the normal 50 overs and the Super Over.
Jofra Archer – who is an injury worry for the Ashes, alongside Mark Wood – then held his nerve with the ball as England won their first ever 50-over World Cup.
And the national heroes enjoyed a day at 10 Downing Street, meeting avid cricket fan Theresa May, in a glitzy bash.
The beaming stars were pictured outside No10 with May as they posed with the trophy.
They then headed out to the garden for a champagne reception to celebrate their glorious World Cup victory yesterday.
The Prime Minister, who was in the crowd on Sunday, was thrilled after their “brilliant performance”.
May said: “They showed flair, courage and absolute determination to become world champions.
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“The achievement delivered in such a thrilling style on home soil will live forever in our sporting history.
“It’s also exciting to think how many children will be inspired by this victory to pick up a bat for the first time for the first time.”
England will now turn their attention to Australia once more, as they prepare to kick-off the five-match Test series, The Ashes, starting on August 1.