Prince William greets the players during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in London

The royal attended Saturday’s match between Manchester United and Manchester City

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Prince William attends the FA Cup final

Prince William celebrates the 2023 FA Cup final.

The Prince of Wales, 40 – who is chairman of the Football Association – attended the match between Manchester United and Manchester City on Saturday, greeting players, managers and officials at Wembley Stadium in London before the start of the game.

For the occasion, William wore a classic suit and tie, which featured a striped pattern, as he walked up to the players to greet them. Prince William’s greetings even extended to player Marcus Rashford, whom he previously bestowed with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in November 2021.

The royal then joined the crowd for the national anthem, as he watched the match with the rest of the stadium.

In the end, Manchester City clinched victory, beating Manchester United 2-1 thanks to two goals from Ilkay Gundogan – who scored the fastest in FA Cup final history in 13 seconds.

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Prince William shakes hands with Katie Zelem of Manchester United

Related: Kate Middleton & Prince William Attend Royal Wedding of the Year in Jordan

A few days before the match, William and his wife Kate Middleton traveled to Amman, Jordan for the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and Rajwa Alseif.

The royal wedding took place at Zahran Palace with a reception at Al Husseiniya Palace with over 1,700 guests.

For the event, Princess Kate, 41, wore a pink long-sleeved maxi dress by Elie Saab, along with a pair of statement earrings. She and William warmly welcomed Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa after the ceremony with hugs and kisses on the cheeks.

During the event, the royal couple reunited with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Princess Hisako of Japan and Princess Tsuguko, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, King Philippe and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, among others.

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This weekend also didn’t mark Prince William’s only recent football trip.

Last month he visited Queens Park Rangers football stadium in London, years after its devastating fire. On June 14, 2017, a fire tore through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower building in west London and killed 72 people.

While there, Prince William connected with survivors, bereaved family members and local residents who hosted or participated in special football matches including Game 4 Grenfell and the Grenfell Memorial Cup.

He also touched base with CEO Les Ferdinand of the Queen Park Rangers team’s charity arm, QPR in the Community Trust.

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