Kate expressed her sadness at the cancellation of this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in a moving video published by the organisation itself. In the brief video, Kate says: “350 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes between the last ball hit and when the next was meant to be.
“Over the years your support has shaped this historic event, no matter the time of day nor the names on the scoreboard.
“You have always been there, come rain or shine.
“This year sadly though, things are very different – but we will bide our time until we sit on the edge of our seat again and celebrate.
“So when the time is right and we open the gates, we will be back again and it will have been worth the wait.”
Wimbledon 2020, which was due to start today, was called off after the coronavirus pandemic took over the world.
Among other key sporting events pushed back to 2021, there are the Tokyo Olympics.
Other yearly tournaments have taken place despite the ongoing pandemic – but under very different conditions than the ones the public is used to.
Earlier this month, the Queen’s beloved Royal Ascot went on behind closed doors.
The video shows several images from various past tournaments, showing both the public, players and royals attending the yearly event.
Kate’s love for tennis is very well known and her arrival at the tournament is one of the moments most anticipated by royal fans.
In 2017, her passion for the sport was crowned as she was made royal patron of Wimbledon.
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Published at Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:14:00 +0000