The Duke of Cambridge has issued a rallying call to the England team ahead of their World Cup clash with Croatia, saying: "Come on England - it's coming home!"
Paying tribute to the British Ambassador in Ireland, Robin Barnett, Harry said: "As some of you may know, he showed my father around his home city of Cork a couple of weeks ago".
England's run to the last four, where they will face Croatia, has come as a huge surprise given Southgate's relative lack of experience in management and the fact the team lost to Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016.
"I would just walk out of the room, it is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time but involved some hard moments as well". England beat Scotland 2-0 to make it to the quarter finals (Germany ultimately won the tournament) and the song became a national phenomenon, taking on a life of its own.
"I don't stick it on, it's not on the playlist, but I can listen to it now."Southgate added: "That ended in disappointment and it is nice to be able to put a different frame on it now".
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"Our country's been through some hard moments in terms of unity and football has the power to do that". We can feel the energy and feel support from home and it's a very special feel, a privilege for us.
"It's not the same if you play 90 minutes twice and 120 minutes twice, but I believe we've had ample time to recover and we're professional enough to know who needs what in terms of recovery", he said.
Yet, here he is fixing every nail in the coffin - the coffin that will bury the past - he is adjoining every English hopes again, preparing his players as they aim their fast shot at glory since 1966.
"The difference sadly is a set play in a very close and tight game", lamented Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.
"I don't want them to lose, I don't want it to be a draw".