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Will Prince William make it to the FA Cup Final on Prince Harry’s Wedding Day?

Kensington Palace insists the two events won’t clash – but won’t confirm if Prince William will attend both.

Prince William might find himself double-booked on 19 May – his younger brother is getting married in the morning and the FA Cup final is in the afternoon.

The Prince usually hands out the trophy at the FA Cup final, in his capacity as President of the Football Association, which takes place at Wembley Stadium – 20 miles away from Windsor Castle.

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding date was confirmed last week, many citizens expressed concern for the FA Cup final, and whether the wedding would clash with the schedule.

Kensington Palace released a statement saying that “We have not gone into the timing of the wedding but made it clear that the wedding and the FA Cup final will not clash.”

Reportedly, the wedding will start around noon and the FA Cup final will begin around 5:30 pm local time.

Football Association officials are reported to be discussing with Kensington Palace about the possibility of Prince William attending both events, but Kensington Palace will not confirm.

It is expected that Prince William will prioritize his brother’s wedding, and FA officials are said to be exploring non-royal trophy presenter options in case William cannot attend.

“Saturday 19 May promises to be a wonderful day,” said an FA official in a statement when the wedding date was revealed.

“Such a special royal occasion being followed by English football’s showpiece event, the Emirates FA Cup Final. With millions coming together to watch both events at home and around the world, it will be a day to celebrate.”

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married on 29 April 2011, the estimated global television audience was 2 billion people, with 23 million of that audience Americans. It is anticipated that Meghan Markle’s American roots will cause a greater spike in American viewers, and that more American broadcasters will fly over and apply for licenses to air the wedding.

 

  • vegastearoom

    And we have yet to see if President Trump will open the American Embassy in :London on that day.

    • PennieP.

      Haha.. That chicken is never going to step one teeny tiny foot in GB. they’d toss him out on his big fat behind

      • Kpat

        He does not have to go to your miserable, run down country, which is turning into a third world shithole, who needs your royal family?, oh, that’s right Hussein Obama, the only America hating president who just loved to put his own country down every time he went overseas, and by the way it is Hussein Obama who was the weasely chicken beacuse he was so terrified to take on the Muslim terrorists and ISIS, you Brits hate Trump beacuse he exposes what a bunch of cowards and sissies run Europe now and puts America first and IS making us great again.

        • vegastearoom

          Kpat, why do you post here?

          • Kpat

            Beacuse I have a right to my opinion, just like you do.

          • vegastearoom

            Oh, I thought it was to display your incredible lack of tact and manners. You appear to have succeeded all around. Well done.

  • PennieP.

    Gosh. Can Harry and that woman be any dumber. All the days in the year, they pick that day. Good luck. Traffic is going to be a Nightmare.

  • Jacqueline

    It shoes how much wills is really behind this couple! Go for it Wills, please make sure your kids makes the right choice someday ❤️

  • Rt Rev Pete Fortuna

    so, he can’t jump on a helicopter at 6:30, fly the 20 miles to make it to the stadium easily by the time the final whistle blows and give the trophy…admittedly he would have to cross the Heathrow airspace to make it a straightline flight, but still…..

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