On October 27, 2018, the president of the British football club Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was killed with four other people in his helicopter. The plane had just taken off from the King Power Stadium after Foxes met with West Ham (1-1) when the engine stopped. He crashed a few meters from the stadium, in a parking lot.
A drama that moved throughout the UK to the crown. Prince William had actually welcomed the Thai businessman who bought the Leicester City football club in 2010 before taking the presidency the following year. The son of Charles and Lady Diana knew Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha well. The Prince, the president of the EFA, had issued a statement through Kensington Palace, expressing his strong feelings. "I'm lucky to have known Vichai for several years. He was a businessman with values devoted to the family and involved in a significant number of charitable organizationswrites the Duke of Cambridge. He contributed greatly to football, including the amazing 2016 Leicester season that impressed the world. He will be missed by all fans of this sport and those who have the chance to know him."
One month after the tragedy, Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the Duke and Duchess went to King Power Stadium for a new homage. While it was sober, Kate Middleton – who had a gray cloak catherine walker – and her husband took a moment to put a wreath and admired the rug of jerseys, scarves and flowers deposited in front of the stadium before you see a moment of silence. They were accompanied by the club's vice president and son of the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Aiyawatt. Behind them, the widow could not hide her tears. The couple then welcomed some players from Leicester City, including English striker Jamie Vardy and French club trainer Claude Puel.