Kate Middleton was banned from Wimbledon for this surprising reason

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  • ‘I wrote to Andy Murray afterwards saying sorry for not being there'

    Kate Middleton is a huge tennis fan, always spotted at Wimbledon alongside hubby Prince William and her sister Pippa Middleton, to cheer on Brit favourite, Andy Murray.

    Opening up in a royal documentary however, the 36-year-old explained that back in 2013 she was banned from the tournament.

    But it wasn’t due to unsportsmanlike conduct or the consuming of too much Pimms that deemed the Duchess unable to attend, it was instead down to her pregnancy, with Kate’s doctors forbidding her form attending the Men’s Singles final, of which Murray won.

    Kate Middleton

    Kate Middleton

    ‘I was very heavily pregnant with George so I wasn’t able to turn up,’ Kate explained in a BBC documentary, Sue Barker: Our Wimbledon, last year. ‘I wrote to Andy Murray afterwards saying sorry for not being there, but huge congratulations.’

    She also went on to reveal who her mother Carole Middleton’s favourite tennis player was, explaining that she has a thing for Roger Federer.

    ‘Roger [Federer] is my mother’s heartthrob,’ she continued, about the close friend of the Middleton family. ‘I don’t think she will mind me saying that! I think he probably knows that too.’

    Seeing as Kate welcomed Prince Louis in April, it looks like she should be able to attend Wimbledon this year, with talk that her tennis watching companion will be none other than new sister-in-law, Meghan Markle.

    We can’t wait for this.

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