Prince William and Kate attend tribute to Leicester helicopter crash victims

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit King Power Stadium to pay tribute to Leicester helicopter crash victims. Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the four others who died with him in a helicopter crash outside the King Power stadium last month.

Vichai's family welcomed them to a tribute site covered with flowers on Wednesday. Kate left a bouquet at the site as Prince William stood beside her.

The prince said that, in a time when clubs have become huge global enterprises, the fans showed that community mattered by paying tribute to Vichai for making them "the true owners of this club."

William said the fans had shown "that sport -- when played with passion, but also with humility and respect -- can bring us all together."

Vichai became known to British royals through his involvement in horse racing and polo.