Prince William

Prince William to present FA Cup trophy to winners at Wembley this weekend


The Prince of Wales will attend the Women’s FA Cup Final this weekend, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

Prince William
Prince William will attend the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium this Sunday May 14, it has been confirmed. The royal will watch the match between Chelsea and Manchester United before presenting the trophy to the winners, according to a Kensington Palace media statement.

Last year the Prince of Wales, who is President of the FA, was booed by some fans when he attended the Men’s Final between Liverpool and Chelsea, also played at Wembley.

He was introduced to players shortly before kick-off when the jeering first started, with obscene gestures being made by some in the crowd during the traditional singing of the National Anthem and the hymn Abide With Me.

The latter has been sung at the FA Cup Final ever since 1927.

Man prominent politicians condemned the behaviour, although Liverpool Echo football writer Connor O’Neill explained why Liverpool fans felt the need to protest in this way.