The Duke of Cambridge, a huge football fan and President of the Football Association, presented Leicester City with the FA Cup following their 1-0 victory over Chelsea.

It was the first time he has been seen since the release of a podcast in which Harry appeared to criticise Prince Charles and his upbringing.

The Duke of Sussex suggested his father’s parenting left him with ‘genetic pain and suffering’ and said life in the royal family was ‘a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo’.

William was in good spirits as he met players from each side and sung along to FA Cup hymn Abide With Me.

Afterwards, he tweeted: ‘What an incredible FA Cup Final victory, @LCFC !! Congratulations to Leicester and Chelsea FC on a great match, and to all the fans at Wembley for creating a fantastic atmosphere.’

Some 21,000 fans were allowed in to Wembley Stadium to watch the showpiece game live as part of the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) looking at the risk of coronavirus transmission at large-scale events and how they can resume safely post-lockdown.

The supporters had to present a negative Covid-19 test before travelling to the stadium.

Meanwhile, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has warned the live events industry that the country is entering a ‘period of heightened vigilance’ due to the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant.

He said on Twitter the Government would continue to assess the spread of the variant in the coming weeks and update venues on their reopening.

Limited audiences will be allowed back into theatres, music venues and sports stadiums from Monday as part of step three of the Government’s road map out of lockdown.

Step four, planned for June 21, would see social distancing end and many venues able to stage shows to a full house for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Speaking on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, released on Thursday, Harry said he wanted to ‘break the cycle’ of ‘pain and suffering’ he experienced during his upbringing.

He said he wants to adopt a different method of parenting different from his father’s so he does not ‘pass it on’.

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