Well this is a bit awkward — Prince William is double booked for Saturday, May 19! Not only is it his brother's wedding (and he's serving as the best man!) but it's also the England Football Association final, and as president of the association, William is expected to attend the game.
William, 35, has been the England Football Association (FA) president for 12 years and, like any responsible royal, he takes his role seriously. In fact, the Duke of Cambridge is such a football (ahem, soccer!) fan that he was part of the team that pushed for this year's World Cup to be held in England. But, the Brits ultimately lost out to Russia.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding service at St. George's Chapel starts at midday in Windsor, England and the lunchtime reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth is due to finish around 3:30 p.m. local time. Kickoff for the match, however, isn't until 5:15 p.m., so if everyone is fine with William being a bit late to the royal couple's evening party at Frogmore House, he could technically attend both. It takes around an hour to drive from Windsor to Wembley Stadium, but perhaps the Queen will be able to call the royal helicopter to help him out.
But, a Kensington Palace spokesperson recently told People that William has actually decided to skip the FA Final in favor of his only brother's highly anticipated nuptials. "The Duke’s responsibilities as Best Man mean that he will not be able to attend the FA Cup Final," the rep revealed. Guess we can expect to see William during Harry's entire wedding day after all — whew!
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