The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the men’s final at Wimbledon on Sunday afternoon, rooting for Andy Murray against Canadian Milos Raonic.
The couple are avid tennis fans, and the Duchess revealed to guests at an earlier Wimbledon event that they frequently play at Anmer Hall – despite William’s being left-handed making it difficult to play him.
She also revealed that Prince George has started playing.
Scotsman Murray defeated Raonic in straight sets to take his second Wimbledon championship. He previously won in 2013 against Novak Djokovic and has an Olympic gold medal in men’s singles tennis after he defeated Swiss champion Roger Federer.
The Duchess is rumoured to be taking over the patronage of The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club from Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Kent next year.
Andy Murray’s mother, Judy, told The Telegraph that the Duchess’s appointment to the position would be positive for the sport.
“It’s a huge thing for tennis and for women’s sport to have her in a high profile role… I’m sure she’ll be a very active patron because she’s a regular attender. It’s very clear she loves watching and playing and that can only be good for the sport.”
The Duchess stunned on Sunday in an Alexander McQueen white midi dress in the “Obsession” collection, which featured whimsical designs such as skulls, lipsticks, and butterflies.
The Duchess attended an earlier match between Serena Williams and Elena Vesnina, even appearing in Williams’ Snapchat story with the Countess of Wessex.
The Duke and Duchess have attended Wimbledon matches just about every year since their marriage in 2011.
After the match, Murray was spotted chatting with the Duke and Duchess. In a video, the Duchess can be heard complimenting Murray, saying, “You played so well, so congratulations. It was a great game to watch.”