Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pay tribute to Leicester crash victims

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pay tribute to Leicester crash victims

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pay tribute to Leicester crash victims

Prince William and his wife Kate visited Leicester's King Power Stadium on Wednesday to pay tribute to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash last month.

Two members of Mr Vichai's staff - Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai - pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz, also a qualified pilot, were also killed in the crash.

Visiting the massive tribute site near the stadium, the couple offered their condolences to Srivaddhanaprabha's widow Aimon and son Aiyawatt.

The Duke clasped Aiyawatt's hand with both of his and spoke intently to him before introducing him to the duchess.

According to The Sun, the royal had revealed he wanted to offer his personal condolences to Srivaddhanaprabha's son as he also "knows how devastating it is to lose a parent amid the gaze of the world". Throughout his career, Srivaddhanaprabha generously made donations to many important causes which supported the local community, and Prince William has spoken fondly about the businessman. "Our honest condolences to the city".

William, president of the Football Association and a keen football fan, said he was lucky to have known the billionaire duty-free entrepreneur for several years.

Kate, who had her hair pulled back in a low ponytail, looked stunning in a gray Catherine Walker & Co. coat dress and black heels.

According to the BBC, Prince William has said that he was "lucky" to have personally known Srivaddhanaprabha who was "dedicated to his family".

The Duchess of Cambridge laid flowers at the crash site with a handwritten note.

The crash occurred on the evening of October 27, with the helicopter plummeting down just moments after taking off from the King Power Stadium following a match with West Ham. They met players and heard about charities Mr Vichai supported.

Shortly following last month's crash, Prince William paid tribute to those who tragically lost their lives.

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