​Prince William Might Have To Miss His Own Brother’s Wedding To Go To Work

You might have already noticed, but on the off chance you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks: there is going to be a royal wedding next year.

Yes, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going to get married next year - 19 May to be precise - and that's apparently something that we should all be absolutely thrilled to bits about. However, with it being a Saturday, it doesn't even look like we'll get a day off to celebrate, which is a bit harsh.

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More importantly, though, 19 May just so happens to be FA cup final day as well, which presents a few issues.

Aside from the fact that London's infrastructure might struggle to keep up with 90,000 boozy football fans sharing the same space as your Aunty Beryl and several thousand of her miniature Union Jack waving chums, Prince William is the head of the FA.

Traditionally the Duke of Cambridge presents the FA cup to the winning captain after the match, but how can he do that if he's busy mumbling his way through a best man's speech?

Now, there is no guarantee that Wills will be Harry's best man (though it's pretty likely, and if you want to imagine what his stag-do would be like, don't worry - we've saved you the trouble) but if chosen, it would make it pretty difficult for him to be in two places at once.

However, the FA are thought to be hopeful that he will be able to perform his duties as well as attending the wedding.

Kensington Palace has backed this up by releasing a statement saying: "We have not gone into the timing of the wedding but made it clear that the wedding and the FA cup final will not clash."

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All the evidence points to an earlier kick-off for the wedding and then a 5.30pm kick off for the footy, which would allow Wills enough time to make the short journey across London (though it is doubtful that he'll be on the Metropolitan Line) to Wembley Stadium.

Imagine having to go straight to work right after your brother's wedding. Most people would take a couple of days off to recover after that. Maybe the royals really do have a difficult life, after all.

Oh wait, work is going to watch the football, getting waited on hand and foot, and then meeting all of the players afterwards... Suddenly not feeling so bad for him.

Words: Tom Woods

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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