In Good Conscience

FA Cup no longer battle royal

The romance of the FA Cup once upon a time filled the TV screens from morning till dusk. Today, of course, even that royal feud between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte plays second fiddle to the wedding of Harry and Meghan.

Prince William, best man to his younger brother at Windsor Castle, regrets that he cannot perform his duties as FA president, and in his stead Mrs Jackie Wilkins, the widow of Ray who died so suddenly last month, will present the trophy from the royal box at Wembley Stadium tonight.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2018, with the headline 'FA Cup no longer battle royal'. Print Edition | Subscribe