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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding to clash with FA Cup final

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Image: Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle on May 19 next year at Windsor Castle

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been announced for May 19 next year - and it clashes with the FA Cup final.

The date has been set for the occasion at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on the same day as the famous cup decider at Wembley.

And it has thrown into doubt whether FA president Prince William - Harry's brother - will present the trophy to the winning captain as usual.

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Image: Prince William presented Arsenal with their winners medals last season

No decision has yet been made by the FA over who will hand over the silverware. Harry is also a supporter of Arsenal, who won the FA Cup last season and were handed their winners medals by William; the Duke of Cambridge.

The Gunners also beat William's beloved Aston Villa in the 2015 final, where he handed losers medals to his Villa heroes.

The FA have confirmed the final will not be moved to another date and Kensington Palace say they will factor in the game as part of their wedding planning.

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates with the trophy after The Emirates FA Cup Final v Chelsea at Wembley Stadium
Image: Prince Harry's beloved Arsenal won the FA Cup last season

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "We are aware of it and we haven't announced times yet. It will be considered as part of the further planning."

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Asked why a Saturday, the spokesman said: "They felt it would give the public the greatest opportunity to watch, come out, support and get involved."

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