The royal wedding of Prince Harry and American actress, Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 has clashed with the FA Cup final which traditionally, his brother, Prince William as English FA president, attends since 2006. Kensington Palace announced the wedding date on Friday and that the event would hold at Windsor Castle.
Both events are major in England as the FA Cup is a major English sporting event.
Despite the conflict, people are excited about the royal wedding, and that includes the FA. Reacting to the clash with the cup match, an FA spokesman said the organisation was “delighted” for Prince Harry and Ms Markle.
He added: “Saturday 19 May promises to be a wonderful day with such a special royal occasion being followed by English football’s showpiece event, the Emirates FA Cup Final.
“With millions coming together to watch both events at home and around the world, it will be a day to celebrate.”