Prince William and his wife Catherine are going to Leicester next Wednesday to pay the final tribute to the victims of the helicopter accident at the Leicester City football club, including the Thai club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Prince William comes as chairman of the English national football FA. William, therefore, knew the chairman of the club. Kensington Palace states that William and Catherine want to visit Leicester ‘to feel the warmth and compassion of the residents of Leicester and the fans after the accident.’

Sixteen-year-old Srivaddhanaprabha was killed when the helicopter, which picked it up at the King Power Stadium at the end of October, crashed West Ham United after a duel. None of the five occupants survived the crash.

“I have been fortunate enough to have known Vichai for years,” Prince William said earlier. “He was a businessman with class, a real family man, who supported various charities. He has made a huge contribution to football, not least because of the magical season of Leicester City, which surprised the world in 2016. He will be missed by all football fans and the people who have been fortunate enough to have known him. ‘