Who is taking Prince William’s place and presenting FA Cup 2018 revealed

Saturday May 19 marks a huge day in the British sporting calendar.

Manchester United and Chelsea will lock horns at Wembley in the FA Cup final as both look to end the season with a trophy.

Across London, there is something else going on….the small matter of the Royal Wedding .

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot at Windsor Castle, with the ceremony getting underway at around midday.

Harry’s brother William will be the best man for the Royal Wedding, with around 800 guests expected to attend.

The Duke of Cambridge is also the President of the FA and in recent years has made the presentation to the winners of the FA Cup.

But he will not be in attendance at Wembley on Saturday for the showdown between United and Chelsea.

Instead, Ray Wilkins’ widow Jackie will hand out the medals and the trophy to the victorious side.

Wilkins, who played for both clubs during his distinguished career, died in April at the age of 61.

A banner will also be unveiled at both ends of the stadium in Wilkins’ memory with a further tribute planned in the matchday programme.

FA chairman Greg Clarke said: "It is particularly fitting that both clubs and the wider football community will unite to remember Ray Wilkins on the day.

"Ray had a longstanding affinity with the competition, winning it as both a player and as an assistant manager. He is sorely missed."

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