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Prince William joins 21,000 fans at FA Cup Final Covid test event at Wembley Stadium

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Prince William joins 21,000 fans at FA Cup Final Covid test event at Wembley Stadium in his first public appearance since his brother Harry’s searing podcast attack on their father Charles

  • The Duke of Cambridge is a football fan and is  President of the FA, he greeted the players before the match
  • It’s first public appearance since a podcast featuring his brother was released where he criticised Charles
  • William in good mood before match in which Leicester City beat Chelsea FC 1-0 to win their first FA Cup ever

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 The Duke of Cambridge tonight presented Leicester City with the FA Cup before tweeting a congratulatory message to the victorious team as they walked away with the trophy for the first time in their history.

Prince William, an avid fan and President of the Football Association, presented the Cup to Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel after the Foxes’ 1-0 win over Chelsea.

Afterwards the 38-year-old tweeted: ‘What an incredible FA Cup Final victory, @LCFC !! Congratulations to Leicester and Chelsea FC on a great match, and to all the fans at Wembley for creating a fantastic atmosphere.’

William joined some 21,000 fans inside Wembley Stadium this evening, as he greeted players ahead of the match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City.

It was his first public appearance since the release of a podcast featuring his brother Prince Harry in which the Duke of Sussex seemingly criticised Prince Charles and his upbringing.

It was his first public appearance since the release of a podcast featuring his brother Prince Harry 

Duke of Cambridge meets the Leicester City team prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final

Duke of Cambridge meets the Leicester City team prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final

Duke of Cambridge speaks with Jamie Vardy of Leicester City prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium

Duke of Cambridge speaks with Jamie Vardy of Leicester City prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge hands over the Emirates FA Cup trophy to Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge hands over the Emirates FA Cup trophy to Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City

The match is the latest Government pilot event to trial life after lockdown, with every attendee required to return a negative lateral flow Covid-19 test before travelling to the stadium

The match is the latest Government pilot event to trial life after lockdown, with every attendee required to return a negative lateral flow Covid-19 test before travelling to the stadium

London's Wembley Stadium played host to 21,000 fans for the FA Cup final on Saturday, after Oliver Dowden warned theatres, sports and music venues that the UK is entering a 'period of heightened vigilance'

London’s Wembley Stadium played host to 21,000 fans for the FA Cup final on Saturday, after Oliver Dowden warned theatres, sports and music venues that the UK is entering a ‘period of heightened vigilance’

The Duke of Sussex compared life in the Royal Family as a mix between The Truman Show and being in a zoo.

However, William seemed to be in a good mood as he met the players despite the Royal tensions.

Today marked a historic day as Leicester City, who lie just behind Chelsea in the Premier League table in fourth place, competed in their first FA Cup final for 52 years to win their first ever cup.

London’s Wembley Stadium played host to 21,000 fans for the FA Cup final on Saturday, after Oliver Dowden warned theatres, sports and music venues that the UK is entering a ‘period of heightened vigilance’ as the Indian variant threatens the return of live events.

The match is the latest Government pilot event to trial life after lockdown, with every attendee required to return a negative lateral flow Covid-19 test before travelling to the stadium.

The Culture Secretary said the Government will continue to assess the spread of the variant in the coming weeks and update venues on their reopening.

Leicester City fans celebrate victory. Today marked Leicester City's fist ever FA Cup following their victory over Chelsea

Leicester City fans celebrate victory. Today marked Leicester City’s fist ever FA Cup following their victory over Chelsea

Players of Leicester celebrate with their manager Brendan Rodgers (up). It was their fist cup final appearance in 52 years

Players of Leicester celebrate with their manager Brendan Rodgers (up). It was their fist cup final appearance in 52 years

Leicester's Wes Morgan (C) and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (R) celebrate with the trophy after winning the English FA Cup final between Chelsea FC and Leicester City

Leicester’s Wes Morgan (C) and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (R) celebrate with the trophy after winning the English FA Cup final between Chelsea FC and Leicester City

On Thursday, Prince Harry appeared in the latest episode of Holywood actor Dax Shepard's podcast, Armchair Expert

On Thursday, Prince Harry appeared in the latest episode of Holywood actor Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert

Limited audiences will be allowed back into theatres, music venues and sports stadiums from Monday as part of the third stage of Boris Johnson’s road map out of lockdown.

Step four – planned for June 21 – would see social distancing end and many venues able to stage shows to a full house for the first time since the start of the pandemic. 

Meanwhile, On Thursday, Prince Harry appeared in the latest episode of Holywood actor Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert.

During the 90-minute long interview, he said he wanted to ‘break the cycle’ of pain and suffering inflicted on him during his upbringing.

He wants to adopt a different method of parenting different from his father’s.

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