Prince William hosts garden party to watch FA Cup final and raise awareness about mental health


The Duke of Cambridge hosted an outdoor screening of the FA Cup final on the lawn at Sandringham House yesterday to raise the profile of his Heads Up campaign on mental health.This season’s final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley, which was empty due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been renamed the Heads Up FA Cup final after the Duke-led campaign to raise awareness for mental health.

The Duke, a long-time Aston Villa supporter, spoke candidly ahead of yesterday’s kick-off about his side’s victory over West Ham on Sunday, which avoided relegation.

“The nerves were the worst I’ve ever known,” he said. “My kids looked at me in horror as I jumped off the couch screaming my head.

“It is very good news that as president of the FA I can hide until these times, and I am not visibly seen because it was one of the most stressful times of my time. life, as I imagine all Villa fans felt that day. . “


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