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William and Kate to pay tribute to Leicester City helicopter crash victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Leicester City on 28th November Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/PA Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Leicester City on the 28th November

They will pay tribute to victims of the helicopter accident

They will also hear about the charities supported by the Club’s late Chairman

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Leicester City next week, to pay tribute to the five people killed in a helicopter crash.

The club will host the Duke and Duchess on the 28th November, where they will pay tribute to the Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, with whom they were personally acquainted.

Kensington Palace said they will also "recognise the warmth and compassion that the people of Leicester and fans of the Club have shown in reaction to the accident".

The schedule for their Royal Highnesses will include:

  • a visit the tribute site near the stadium to pay their respects to those killed in the accident
  • being introduced to members of the Club’s management team and playing squad
  • meet Club staff and volunteers who helped to relocate the thousands of tributes which were left outside the stadium following the accident
  • visit King Power Stadium itself, where they will meet with representatives from local charities that were supported by Khun Vichai
  • visit the University of Leicester to hear about some of the educational programmes that Leicester City Football Club has helped to support

"It is truly an honour for everyone associated with the Club to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to King Power Stadium.

For Their Royal Highnesses to visit the city to pay their respects personally is a remarkable gesture of compassion to the families of those who lost their lives, to the staff and players of the Club and to the people of the city whose lives were touched by my father.

Together with our community partners, we intend to showcase some of the best of Leicester – both in the way the city has come together in the face of such tragedy and in the great work we will continue to undertake in my father’s name as part of our commitment to his legacy.”

– Leicester City Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Tributes to the late owner of Leicester City flowed into the thousands outside the stadium Credit: PA