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 last night 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.' Despite the royal family being thrown into chaos again this week, William beamed as he met the players ahead of the match.
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 William's first public appearance since Prince Harry’s latest salvo from across the Atlantic, in which he described his life as a royal as a cross between the movie The Truman Show and a zoo.
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 traveling to the stadium.
The Culture Secretary said the Government will continue to assess the spread of the dangerous Indian variant in the coming weeks and update venues on their reopening.
Limited audiences will be allowed back into theaters, music venues and sports stadiums from Monday as part of the third stage of Boris Johnson's road map out of lockdown.
Yesterday's event was a historic one 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. Some 21,000 jubilant fans - the UK's biggest crowd in more than a year - returned to Wembley today to watch Leicester City claim an historic FA Cup win.
The return of so many fans, however - meaning the national stadium was at nearly a quarter of capacity - was arguably the biggest winner on the day. In what was the latest Government pilot event to trial life after lockdown, every supporter to walk through the turnstiles had to return a negative lateral flow test before settling down to watch the glamour tie.
Many wore facemasks throughout the game but thousands of delirious Leicester fans embraced each other at the final whistle, as they clinched their first ever FA Cup. Outside their home ground, the King Power Stadium, hundreds more gathered to celebrate, waving flags and letting off flares.
While it provided hope for many as a glimpse of a return to normality, ministers today called for caution, with the Culture Secretary admitting the UK is entering a 'period of heightened vigilance', with the Indian variant threatening the return of live events.
Limited audiences will be allowed back into theaters, 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.
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