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Duchess of Cambridge to attend opening of Wimbledon Tennis Championships

The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Wimbledon Tennis Championships upon their start on Monday.

The Duchess will meet some of the ball boys and girls before play on 3rd July. During her visit, she will also meet members of the staff who have a crucial job in ensuring the world famous championships go ahead without problems. She will spend time talking with the tournament’s stewards and medical teams.

The Duchess is an avid tennis fan who once said that a tennis career had crossed her mind in the past. She took on the role of Patron for the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club after Queen Elizabeth stood down from the role in 2016.

Kate is a regular face at the royal box in Wimbledon; however, under doctors orders, she was forbidden to see Andy Murray win when she was eight months pregnant with Prince George.

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The royal box is reserved for use by the Royal Family and other important guests. It offers some of the best seats in the Centre Court.

You do not get into the royal box by buying a ticket but by being invited by the All England Club. This makes it highly exclusive. Every year there is an open invitation to the Royal Family and prominent members of the government, armed forces and the church.

Before marrying Prince William, she recalled queuing for hours to get into the tournament saying “being able to go into Wimbledon and be part of an amazing atmosphere is special.”

The Duchess of Cambridge has appeared in a new BBC documentary celebrating 90 years of Wimbledon coverage on the BBC.

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