Royal wedding, 2018 FA Cup final set to clash

Prince William may face a predicament if his beloved Aston Villa make a second FA Cup final in four years.

It was confirmed Friday that his brother, Prince Harry, is set to tie the knot with Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018, with the royal wedding falling on the same day as the English cup decider.

A Kensington Palace representative confirmed that the timing of the FA Cup final will be taken into account. “We are aware of it and we haven’t announced times yet. It will be considered as part of the further planning,” the spokesperson said, courtesy of Sky Sports.

The couple, who announced their engagement on Nov. 27, have broken convention by planning to wed on a weekend, with royal weddings typically taking place on a weekday. “They felt it would give the public the greatest opportunity to watch, come out, support, and get involved,” the spokesperson added.

President of the English Football Association (FA) since 2006, Prince William has been a constant presence at the FA Cup final, and was notably on hand to present Arsenal with the trophy in 2014-15 when Arsene Wenger’s charges outclassed the Duke of Cambridge’s Villans 4-0.

EPL | theScore

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