The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at Wimbledon on 30 June. They are both regular attendees of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and they greeted each other warmly as they arrived to the Royal Box on centre court. The Duke of Kent, who is the President of the All England Club where the Championships take place, was also present. They watched the men’s singles match between Scotsman Andy Murray and Yen-Hsyun Lu from China.
The Duchess of Cornwall had already spent some time before meeting the ball boys and girls on the Players’ Lawn as she arrived as well as military personnel and the mother of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, Oracene Price.
Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary were also recently present for Ascot this year, where they joined Her Majesty the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
Crown Prince Frederik was born in 1968 as the eldest son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her consort, Prince Henrik. He married Austrialian-born Mary Donaldson in 2004, whom he met during the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Together they have four children, Prince Christian (born 2005) , Princess Isabella (born 2007) and twins Vincent and Joséphine (born 2011). Crown Prince Frederik does not only enjoy watching sports, he also participates often. He was the first royal to complete an Iron Man race and he often runs marathons. Crown Prince Frederik is also a keen sailor. On 9 October 2009, Crown Prince Frederik was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee, replacing former Danish member Kaj Holm. This led to some criticism as it meant that Crown Prince Frederick would be sitting on a semi-political committee along with several people who are suspected or even convicted of criminal acts.