Reflecting on England reaching their first semi-final in the World Cup since her husband was at the helm in 1990, Lady Elsie said: "Bob would be thrilled by the progress of this talented England team".
Croatia takes on England in the tournament's second semifinal match Wednesday at 2 pm ET.
"But regardless of that, I think the football across the board has been really exciting, really entertaining, and the hosting of the tournament and the cities that have hosted it has been outstanding".
And so in England, 1966 seems but yesterday and the names of World Cup winners Bobby Moore or Geoff Hurst are present in English hearts and minds.
Now is the time to look forward to our last game here, " he said.
During the group stage in Russian Federation, coach Zlatko Dalic said it was hard to compare generations when events were separated by a 20-year gap.
Zlatko Dalic says Croatia's World Cup progress is no surprise
Our worst fears about this World Cup have been confirmed: none of the countries left in the tournament have left-wing governments. We have reached the semifinal stage and fancy England to get the job done against Croatia this week.
Kane told journalist: "It's incredible to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament. This is what drives, that is our petrol", Dalic said.
"We want to make our own history and do great things so to see all the fans and the videos and how emotional it is to them, we want to just keep going and making them celebrate even more".
He said, "Moreover, the fact that we couldn't score the game's first goal was a problem to us, because of the way the France team was organised".
The England women's side are now in the qualifying stages for the 2019 Women's World Cup in France. So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud. Of course I have an important role on a daily basis, but the credit goes to my players.
"I've seen the images of Paris".
If you follow football (or "soccer" as it's known in North America) then you'll no doubt be tuned into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is now taking place in Russian Federation.