Kate Middleton ‘Begged’ To Attend The Historic Match At Wimbledon But Was ‘Banned’

Kate, it appears, wanted to be at Wimbledon to cheer him on, but she was significantly pregnant at the time, so she was advised to watch the play from home.

Kate Middleton 'Begged' To Attend The Historic Match At Wimbledon But Was 'Banned'-TSZ Newz
Kate Middleton 'Begged' To Attend The Historic Match At Wimbledon But Was 'Banned'

Wimbledon is well started, with renowned personalities and even royalty due to enjoy some of the best seats in the house on Centre Court. 

One person we will almost certainly see in the box during Wimbledon week is the Princess of Wales, who is a major tennis enthusiast and patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

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She’s made multiple visits to the club during the event in recent years, and she’s been on hand to present the singles winners with their all-important trophies.

However, it appears that she was barred from attending the event ten years ago, despite her repeated requests, and therefore missed a great historic win.

Kate Middleton 'Begged' To Attend The Historic Match At Wimbledon But Was 'Banned'
Princess Kate at Wimbledon last year

It happened in 2013, when Andy Murray reached the men’s singles final, hoping to become the first British player to win the Grand Slam since Fred Perry in 1936.

Kate, it appears, wanted to be at Wimbledon to cheer him on, but she was significantly pregnant at the time, so she was advised to watch the play from home.

On the BBC documentary Our Wimbledon, she told sports host Sue Barker, “I was very heavily pregnant with George, so I wasn’t able to turn up.”

“But you had a great excuse!” Sue responded.

I know but even still,” Kate said. “I was sort of ‘Maybe I could go’ but the doctors were like ‘no.’

“I wrote to Andy Murray afterward saying sorry for not being there, but huge congratulations.”

Kate Middleton 'Begged' To Attend The Historic Match At Wimbledon But Was 'Banned'
Princess Kate, Prince Williams and Andy Murray

Fortunately, three years later, when Murray made the final again, Kate was able to witness him win his second Wimbledon title.

She attended the final with her husband Prince William and couldn’t hold back her emotions when he won.

When Kate met Murray after his match, she told him, “Many congratulations; it was a great game.”

“So pleased for you, well done,” William added, and Kate added, “You can relax with your family now.”

Meanwhile, Kate joined eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer last month for a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the tennis tournament’s “amazingly professional” ball boys and girls.

They were guests at a training session for some of the young hopefuls seeking to be picked for the approximately 250 ball boy and girl parts available during the championships, which will take place in southwest London from July 3 to 16.

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Kate explained: “Wimbledon is renowned for its amazingly professional ball boys and ball girls, the amount of work it takes, it’s incredible to see it behind the scenes…

“With all the discipline and everything you’ve learned, you’ll be able to take it into so many other parts of your life – things like confidence, and that feeling of pride with being on any of the courts is such a big moment.”

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