Kate Middleton and Prince William Attend Somber Event in Leicester Amid ‘Tension’ Reports

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It was a day of respect and remembrance for Prince William and Kate Middleton on Wednesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the northern city of Leicester, England, where they paid tribute to those who were tragically killed in a helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium in late October. 

Kate, who had her hair pulled back in a low ponytail, looked stunning in a gray Catherine Walker & Co. coat dress and black heels. As for William, he sported a dark suit and tie. 

William is the President of the Football Association and the couple also know the club’s chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Vichai’s family was present at the event, and were sincerely greeted by the couple. They later tearfully watched as the Duke and Duchess honored the late chairman with large bouquets of white flowers at the tribute site. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton

In the days following the fatal crash, William released a statement via Kensington Palace, saying, “I was lucky to have known Vichai for several years. He was a businessman of strong values who was dedicated to his family and who supported a number of important charitable causes… He will be missed by all fans of the sport and everyone lucky enough to have known him.” 

The visit comes after several reports claim there's been “some tension” between William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A royal source told ET that Kate, 36, and Meghan, 37, “have different interests and lead different lives.” 

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