Prince William to attend football match to show solidarity with Paris

Prince William will attend the England v France match on Tuesday to show solidarity with Paris after around 120 people were killed in Friday's attacks.

On Monday, Kensington Palace tweeted that the 33-year-old royal will attend the Wembley match in his capacity as president of the Football Association. The FA decided to go ahead with the friendly despite last week's terror strikes, one of which took place during a football match between France and Germany.

News of Prince William attending Tuesday's match was confirmed on Twitter

The Duke of Cambridge had reportedly not planned to attend, but will now go in a show of "solidarity to the French," according to the Associated Press.

The Prince, who will be touring India in the spring with the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, joins his family in paying tribute to the victims.

William at The Football Association 150th Anniversary Gala in 2013

His father Prince Charles, who celebrated his 67th birthday on Saturday in Australia, observed a minute of silence for those who affected.

He said: "I hope that all of you here will be able to join with me in expressing our particular sympathy and solidarity with everybody in France and also join with me in expressing utter total horror, at what has happened.

"Our hearts go out, as I'm sure you’d all agree, to all those who’ve been affected in the most dreadful way, by these bestial attacks."

The Queen issued a statement of condolence from Buckingham Palace, saying: "Prince Phillip and I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible loss of life in Paris. We send our most sincere condolences to you, the families of those who have died and the French people."