The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Leicester


The Duke, President of the Football Association, and The Duchess of Cambridge visited Leicester to pay tribute to those who tragically died in the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium on Saturday 27th October.

Their Royal Highnesses knew Leicester City Football 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 the Club have shown in reaction to the accident.

The Duke and Duchess visited 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.

The Duke of Cambridge spoke of Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha as a man "who cared deeply about his family and also his community."

He of course was a man of wealth, but that wealth did not leave him disconnected from those around him. He believed in giving back.

The Duke of Cambridge, on Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

The Duke and Duchess then visited the King Power Stadium itself to meet representatives from local charities who were supported by Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha.

Their Royal Highnesses visited 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. Srivaddhanaprabhain 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.