Prince William expected to skip FA Cup final

Prince William expected to skip FA Cup final

Prince William may have to miss out on the FA Cup final in order to attend his brother Prince Harry’s wedding.
The 35-year-old royal is president of the Football Association (FA), and would normally attend the upcoming final in order to present the winner with the coveted FA Cup trophy, but a scheduling conflict may mean he has to skip the match at Wembley Stadium.
Both the football match and his younger brother Prince Harry’s wedding to American actress Meghan Markle are set to take place on May 19, although their times aren’t thought to clash, as the wedding will take place at midday, whilst the football usually kicks off at around 5:30pm.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "We haven’t made any announcement on this, we are aware of the date clash and the Duke of Cambridge is aware as well."
Whilst the FA said in a statement: "Everyone at The FA is delighted for HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the announcement of their wedding at Windsor Castle.
"Saturday 19 May promises to be a wonderful day such a special royal occasion being followed by English football’s showpiece event, the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
"With millions coming together to watch both events at home and around the world, it will be a day to celebrate."
Prince William’s role in his 33-year-old brother’s wedding has not yet been revealed, and although it is expected that he will serve as Harry’s best man, William admitted last month that the flame-haired prince is yet to ask him.
He said: "He hasn’t asked me yet, just to clear that up. It could be a sensitive subject."
At the same time, William admitted he is "trying to see what I can do" about being able to attend the FA Cup final.