FA Cup final under threat as King Charles’ coronation could fall on same weekend

This season’s FA Cup final is under threat due to King Charles III’s coronation potentially taking place on the same day.

According to Bloomberg, the monarch is set to be crowned on Saturday, June 3 in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London. But the oldest competition in world football is also expected to be concluded at Wembley Stadium next year on that date.

Prince William is usually in attendance to hand out medals to the players, but surely would not miss his father’s coronation should they both go ahead. Meanwhile, police in the capital would be stretched thin with both events taking place.

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That has fuelled speculation that one of the events, more likely the FA Cup final, will be rescheduled. Should a clash occur, it could potentially be moved back by a day or two. But fans have cheekily taken to social media to post various creative ways of making sure the iconic final is not cancelled.

One Twitter user commented: “Crown him at Wembley after full-time. He can be on the podium with the players, celebrating.”

Another eager footy fan pointed out: “Just do the Coronation at half time on the pitch. Easy.”

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A third added: “Charles can hand over the cup and the winning captain can crown him,” while another responded with: “LMAO, imagine the literal king of England being crowned by Granit Xhaka.”

The news comes just weeks after a full weekend of English football fixtures and several midweek matches were called off following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Premier League chiefs decided to postpone the fixtures despite clubs being faced with an already hectic schedule before the World Cup in Qatar, which is set to begin on November 20.


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