Prime Minister David Cameron to attend England v France

david-cameron-prime-minister_3377872The Prime Minister David Cameron will attend England’s friendly with France at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Cameron, who returned from the G20 summit in Turkey on Monday, will join in the singing of La Marseillaise, his official spokesman said.

The Wembley match takes place four days after co-ordinated terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 people.

There were three suicide bomb attacks at the Stade de France as Les Bleus played Germany in a friendly match and security will be tight at Wembley, with armed police deployed for an England match for the first time.

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will also attend the match in his capacity as President of the Football Association.

Players and staff of the France football team go for a walkabout around Wembley Stadium escorted by British armed police
Players and staff of the France football team go for a walkabout around Wembley Stadium escorted by British armed police

England fans have been urged to join in the singing of the French national anthem in an act of solidarity while the Wembley arch has been lit with the French Tricolour.

A minute’s silence will be held before the game and the players will wear black armbands.

On Tuesday morning Cameron signed a book of condolence at the French embassy in London in which he wrote: “The people of the United Kingdom stand with the French people in shock, sadness and grief.

“We fly the French Tricolour as a symbol of our solidarity because we know our shared values – liberté, egalité, fraternité – will triumph over the evil faced in Paris last week.”

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