Kate Middleton explains why she was once banned from Wimbledon
YOU’D think being Kate Middleton would be enough to grant you access to literally anywhere.
However, the Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she was once banned from going to the Wimbledon final.
As she explains in a new BBC documentary about tennis, she’d begged to be able to attend the event in 2013 while eight months pregnant with George, but her doctor told her “definitely not”.
Kate gave birth to her first child with Prince William just two weeks after Andy Murray won Wimbledon for the UK, and said she actually wrote him a letter to apologise for not being there to see it.
“I was very heavily pregnant. I wrote to him [Murray] afterwards saying sorry for not being there,” she said.
It would have been a huge blow to Kate, whose love of tennis is well-known: she’s the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and even had a tennis court built at her Amner Hall home.
But it’s the world-famous Wimbledon final that she really looks forward to.
“I have watched Wimbledon, that was very much part of my growing up,” she said, adding that it always tempts her to hit the court.
“It inspires young people, including myself. Every time Wimbledon is on I am thinking ‘yes, I could do the same,’ and get out the racket. Sadly, not the same results.”
While she outed her mum as having a crush on Murray — she described him as her “heart-throb” — Kate confessed she’s embarrassed by her father’s lack of knowledge about tennis players.
“My father is not going to appreciate this but we were walking past Tim Henman and had just seen [Pete] Sampras play.
“My dad said ‘Hi Pete!’ … I was mortified.”
Source: news com au
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