Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Leicester

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Leicester on November 28th to pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium on October 27th. They knew the Club’s Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and wanted to visit the city to recognise the warmth and compassion that the people of Leicester and fans of Leicester City Football Club have shown in reaction to the accident.

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The Duke and Duchess began the day by visiting the tribute site near the stadium to pay their respects to those killed in the accident, before meeting with a group of players and members of the Club’s management team. They then met volunteers and club supporters who helped to relocate the thousands of tributes which were left outside the front of the stadium to the site. Afterwards, the Duke and Duchess visited the King Power Stadium itself where they met with representatives from local charities who were supported by Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha. They heard how his support enabled the charities to better the lives of people in the wider Leicester community.

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Next, the Duke and Duchess visited the University of Leicester to hear about some of the educational programmes that Leicester City Football Club has helped to support, and spoke with students, before meeting some of the University’s Centenary scholars, created as a living memorial to those who fought and made sacrifices in the First World War. The Duke and Duchess met the people of Leicester in the University’s Centenary Square before departing back to London.

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