LONDON – Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton, now known as HRH The Duke of Cambridge, gave this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournie a Royal flush amid temperatures hitting 100 degrees plus courtside.
The Royal couple received a warm welcome from the centre court crowd Monday lunchtime as they took their seats in the Royal box to watch Britain’s no.1 Andy Murray take on Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the fourth round men’s singles match.
While this year’s Wimbledon marks the first time it is being broadcast in 3D, the Royal couple added a bit of old fashioned dash, with many eyes on Middleton’s one piece Temperley Moraiah white pleated dress.
Murray, who came through the match against Gasquet in straight sets, did a small bow and told the BBC afterwards that he had heard the couple were going to be there.
“A guy from the Evening Standard [newspaper] told me as I came off the practice court,” Murray said.
When asked if he had rehearsed the bow to the Royal box, a grinning Murray said he hadn’t “because he wasn’t sure if his source was winding him up.”
“Always nice to have Royalty to watch you and good for the game [of tennis],” Murray added.
BBC anchor Sue Barker subsequently said Murray had been met at the top of the dressing stairs by the duo to be congratulated on his win.