William and Kate mourn Leicester helicopter crash victims
Prince William and Duchess Kate paid tribute to the victims of the helicopter crash near Leicester City Stadium. The chairman of Leicester City football club, whom Prince William has known for years, was amongst those who died in the crash.
Prince William (36) and Duchess Kate (36) visited Leicester to pay their respects to the victims of the helicopter crash that happened near Leicester City's stadium on the 27th October 2018.
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"We knew Vichai 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 and The Duchess of Cambridge visited Leicester today to pay tribute to those who died in the helicopter crash at @LCFC's stadium on 27 October. Their Royal Highnesses knew @LCFC's Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and today joined his wife, son and daughter at the tribute site – to pay their respects & recognise the compassion that the people of Leicester have shown since the accident. PA
Five people died in the crash. Along with former Leicester City football club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's family, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge laid flowers at the site of the crash.
Prince William left a personal note
Football fanatic Prince William, who is also the president of the Football Association (FA), had known chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha for years. The Cambridges met Vichai's wife, son and daughter and left a condolence card along with flowers at the crash site, which read, "To Vichai and all those who died in this terrible tragedy, you will be dearly missed. Our sincere condolences to the city of Leicester".
Prince William gave a moving speech praising Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's charitable work. William and Kate visited the University of Leicester afterwards to meet representatives of the local charities and educational programmes that were supported by Srivaddhanaprabha and the club.