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Prince William Enjoys a Day of Soccer as He Attends FA Cup Final in London

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Prince William was on hand at the FA Cup Finals on Saturday.

In keeping with tradition, as the president of England's Football Association, the Duke of Cambridge, 38, attended the soccer match and presented the trophy at Wembley Stadium.

Leicester City defeated Chelsea with a 1–0 victory and the team won its first-ever FA Cup.

"An incredible #FACupFinal victory, @LCFC! Congratulations to Leicester and @ChelseaFC on a great match, and to all the fans at Wembley for creating a fantastic atmosphere," read a message on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's social media. "At today's final we also celebrated the centenary of the @RoyalBritishLegion, who have spent the past 100 years of supporting our Armed Forces community, with the pre-match coin toss featuring a Royal British Legion 50 pence piece, created especially for the occasion."

Last year, William, who typically attends the annual match, hosted an outdoor screening on Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham estate for fans, players and some frontline workers due to the COVID pandemic.

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RELATED: Prince William Meets with His Favorite Team After Joining England Soccer's Social Media Boycott

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The FA Cup Final was held on Saturday, two weeks after William joined a four-day social media boycott organized by England's high-profile soccer clubs and their players. The boycott hoped to encourage social media companies to take stronger action against racist and sexist abuse online.

In January, William called out the "despicable" racist comments that continue to be made about some prominent soccer players in Britain.

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Earlier this week, William also got a chance to meet with his favorite soccer team — Aston Villa — to see how they're helping their local community amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The longtime Aston Villa fan has even passed his love for the team onto his children. In October 2019, William and Kate Middleton brought son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte to an Aston Villa game against Norwich City.

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