Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit Leicester

Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at County Hall in London on October 9, 2018.


Wednesday 28th November, 2018

The Duke, President of the Football Association, and The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Leicester on Wednesday 28th November to pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium on Saturday 27th October. Their Royal Highnesses 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.

The Duke and Duchess will begin 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. Their Royal Highnesses will then meet 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 will visit King Power Stadium itself where they will meet with representatives from local charities who were supported by Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha. Their Royal Highnesses will hear how his support enabled the charities to better the lives of people in the wider Leicester community.

Next, Their Royal Highnesses will visit the University of Leicester to hear about some of the educational programmes that Leicester City Football Club has helped to support. This includes a £1m donation made by Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha in May 2018, which will be used to help fund medical research and training at the University through the creation of a Professorship in Child Health.

Their Royal Highnesses will then have the opportunity to speak with students, before meeting some of the University’s Centenary scholars. The Centenary scholar programme has been created as the University prepares to celebrate 100 years since a fund was established by Dr Astley Clarke for its foundation. It was created as a living memorial to those who fought and made sacrifices in the First World War. The Duke and Duchess will have a chance to meet the people of Leicester in the University’s Centenary Square before departing.

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