They are well known for not holding the Crown in their hearts. This Saturday, May 14, Prince William attended the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, in which Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool. Thus, when handing over the cup to the winners, the husband of Kate Middleton was widely booed. Worse still, the supporters of the victorious English club did not hesitate to whistle the national anthem. The Duke of Cambridge was forced to endure this humiliation without saying a word.
A behavior that has aroused many reactions. Indeed, the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, for whom such behavior is “shameful, appalling even in this year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee”, he commented. But according to many experts, this is not the first time that Liverpool fans have shown their disapproval of the British royal family. Indeed, the supporters reproach in particular the Crown, to be at the origin of the decline of the city. This anger against the Monarchy dates back to the 1980s. This time, it was Prince William who paid the price.
A very complicated situation for Prince William
But the husband of Kate Middleton has no right to rebel, in particular because of the ban on commenting on any public event. It was therefore by gritting his teeth and in pain that he was forced to hand over the Cup to the big winners. Yet still very popular in Great Britain, much more than his brother Harry, Prince William will have to go to the reconquest of Liverpool, especially if one day he were to accede to the throne. But for now, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 70 years of reign in a few weeks. Several days of great festivities are planned. What to erase the sadness of prince William due to his passage in Liverpool.
An unexpected moment at today’s #FACupFinal, where Liverpool fans booed Prince William and National Anthem. My understanding (correct me if I’m wrong, Twitter) is that it’s still felt there was an establishment cover-up over the Hillsborough disaster and getting justice for it. pic.twitter.com/uFLAJEJp30
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) May 14, 2022
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