Prince William to watch Scottish Cup final in rooftop bar in Edinburgh

Prince William will watch this weekend’s Scottish Cup Final between Hibs and St Johnstone at a rooftop bar in Edinburgh, it has emerged.

By Tony Jones
Thursday, 20th May 2021, 3:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 3:58 pm
Prince William is in Scotland for seven days

The Duke of Cambridge is in the Capital for a seven-day visit in his role as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and will take in the game along with invited emergency responders.

Quite who William, known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland, will be cheering on, however, is not known – and diplomatically it is likely to stay that way.

He may well have a fondness for Hibs, having a prominent second home in Edinburgh in the shape of Holyrood Palace, and as an Aston Villa fan has already revealed his admiration of ex-Hibee midfield maestro John McGinn.

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However Strathearn is of course in southern Perthshire which could push his loyalties towards the Perth side.

William and Kate who will arrive in the city on Monday, will also host NHS staff at a drive-in cinema for a special screening of Disney’s Cruella at the Palace of Holyroodhouse during the visit.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said: “The duke is honoured to be fulfilling the role of Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland this year.

“Both he and the duchess are very much looking forward to spending time in Scotland, hearing from a wide range of people on the issues they care about, and celebrating individuals who have gone above and beyond to support their communities over the past year.”