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Prince George makes surprise appearance at FA Cup final alongside Prince William - best photos

Prince George accompanied the Prince of Wales to Wembley Stadium

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Updated: May 25, 2024
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Prince George was spotted alongside his father Prince William on Saturday as he made a surprise appearance at Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup final. 

The young prince, 10, was seen with the future king, 41, in the stands ahead of the football match between Manchester City and Manchester United which kicked off at 3:00 pm. 

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A job well done© Getty

A job well done

Prince William shakes hands with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag as he hands over the winner's medal.

Celebrations and comiserations© Getty

Celebrations and comiserations

The Princes clap politely as Manchester United win 2-1. Prince William is an Aston Villa fan.

Eyes on the prize© Getty

Eyes on the prize

Father and son eye up the trophy during the game.

National anthem© Getty

National anthem

Prince William stands on the pitch for the pre-game national anthem.

Prince George of Wales (L) and Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales attend the English FA Cup final football match © Getty

Watching intently

Prince George zoned in on the action from the stands.

Prince George of Wales and Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales attend the English FA Cup final football match© Getty

Cheering from the stands

The young royal was seen getting into the action, cheering from the stands as his dad concentrated on every move.

Prince William and his son Prince George during the Emirates FA Cup Final match © Getty

Prince George's appearance

Prince George was seen wearing a suit and a striped tie as he took his seat in the royal box. 

Prince William, who is a loyal Aston Villa supporter, was seen alongside his son in a coordinating look.

The father-son outing is one of the few public engagements the young royal has been seen at amid his mother Princess Kate's public absence as she undergoes treatment for cancer. 

Prince William, Prince of Wales greets Phil Foden of Manchester City during the Emirates FA Cup Final match © Getty

Prince William meets star Manchester City players

The Prince greeted two of Manchester City's best-loved players Phil Foden and Erling Haaland along with their child mascots.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag shakes hands with Prince William ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Final match © Getty

Meeting Erik ten Hag

The Prince of Wales was seen shaking the hand of Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag ahead of kick-off.

Prince William, Prince of Wales, walks out onto the pitch prior to the Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium © Getty

Heading onto the pitch

Prince William headed onto the pitch to shake the hand of every player before kick-off.

Prince William shakes hands with Manchester United's English striker #10 Marcus Rashford© Getty

Prince William shakes the hands of star players

Prince William was seen greeting the Manchester United players ahead of the match in his smartest suit. 

A general view of Wembley Way ahead of the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London.© Getty

Fans pour in

A sea of loyal fans flooded Wembley Stadium ahead of the kickoff.

Prince William kicks football© Getty

Prince William's role in the FA

Prince William is an avid football follower and the aptly-appointed president of the Football Association. 

It has been announced that the Prince of Wales' appearance at the match is likely to be one of only a handful made by the royal family in the coming weeks, after the monarchy postponed engagements "which may appear to divert attention or distract from the election campaign" following the announcement of a General Election on 4 July.

Josep 'Pep' Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, is greeted by William, Prince of Wales,after the FA Cup final match© Getty

Prince William's past FA Cup appearances

Prince William attended the 2023 FA Cup final where the same two teams faced off, resulting in a 2-1 victory for Manchester City who were awarded their medals by King Charles' son.  

Prince William, Prince George and Catherine clap at Wembley© Getty

Princess Kate's previous sporting appearance

Princess Kate's husband has been known to attend sporting events with his lookalike son in the past, including during the Euros in 2021 where his mother was also present at a match between England and Germany.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George cheering© Getty

Sporty siblings

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Prince George also showed his sporting side alongside his younger sister Princess Charlotte, nine, in 2023 when the royal siblings were seen cheering from the stands during the Wimbledon men's final.


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

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