The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit Leicester next week to pay tribute to those who were killed in the helicopter crash at King Power Stadium on the 27th October.

In a statement released by the official Twitter page of Kensington Palace, it said: “The Duke Cambridge, FA President, 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 @LCFC’s King Power Stadium.”

The Royal Highnesses in a later tweet stated that they knew the former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and wanted to acknowledge the warmth and compassion that the people of Leicester have shown in response to the tragedy.

As part of their visit, William and Kate will visit King Power Stadium and meet with representatives of many local charities supported by Mr Srivaddhanaprabha. They will also visit The University of Leicester to learn about the educational programmes that have been supported by the football club.

Alongside this, the royals will hear about the impact of the £1 million donation from the former chairman, which has gone to fund medical and research training.

Following this, they will be out on the newly established Centenary Square to meet the people of the University.

Joe Heywood-Heath

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