Prince William Leads Emotional Rendition Of ‘La Marseillaise’ At Wembley
England beat France 2-0 today in a soccer friendly at Wembley Stadium, but it was what happened before the match that was most noteworthy.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) November 17, 2015
Prince William led a contingent of dignitaries onto the field to lead the singing of the French National Anthem, which has become the featured track on the world's soundtrack over the past three days. Express.uk:
The Duke of Cambridge, and Prime Minister David Cameron were among those in the crowd in a poignant show of solidarity just four days after the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday night.
Prince William, as President of the FA, said the game sent a "powerful message" to the world.
The players put on black armbands in memory of the victims while the representatives of both sides laid a floral tribute on the pitch.
Wayne Rooney said that the friendly demonstrated "the world will go on and stand against terror".
France had the option of calling off the match, but made a point of carrying on as scheduled.
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