Prince William attends the FA Cup final at Wembley & honours Manchester victims

On Saturday evening Prince William – a self-avowed Aston Villa fan – attended the FA Cup Final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea, in his role as President of the FA.

The Duke of Cambridge led the pre-match commemorations to those who died in the recent attack in Manchester. He laid a wreath of flowers alongside the newly-appointed Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham; FA Chairman Greg Clarke; London Mayor Sadiq Khan; Deputy Commissioner of the Met Police Craig Mackey; and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.

William led the players and supporters in a minute’s silence shortly before kick off.

The Queen, Prince Charles and William all sent their condolences to the city on Tuesday, before Her Majesty visited victims in hospital on Thursday.

At the end of the match, Prince William, alongside other officials, handed out medals to each of the players as they passed in procession, and was photographed talking to Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal Manager, as he handed him the FA Cup trophy.

The Duke is a keen football fan, and incidentally, Arsenal won the game 2-1.

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