Kate Middleton’s Surprising Reason for Stepping Back from Tennis Revealed Just as Wimbledon Begins

 Kate Middleton’s Surprising Reason for Stepping Back from Tennis Revealed Just as Wimbledon Begins

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Kate Middleton, known for her love of sports, has admitted to young tennis fans that she’s unable to play as much as she would like due to her busy family life. The Princess of Wales, a patron of the All England Club, is a regular presence at Wimbledon, both in the Royal Box and presenting trophies.

Although she has been photographed playing tennis at various events, the 42-year-old now finds little time for the sport as a mother of three, reports OK!. During a visit to Bond Primary School in Mitcham, South London in 2018, Kate chatted with young players during a training session funded by the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative.

She said: “I love tennis, I think it’s a great sport, I was really sporty when I was little, less so now that I’ve got lots of babies! “But keep it up, it’s great to be active, as everyone’s been saying here today. It’s been a real pleasure to meet all of you.” She shared with club officials: “Louis was very upset he wasn’t coming today,” and added about her kids: “They’ve been eagerly watching. Charlotte, you’ve been getting to grips with the scoring.”

Following their chat, 16-year-old Wimbledon ball boy Joel disclosed that Louis “tries to practise the standing and staying serious like us”. He elaborated: “He tries to practise the stands and how we stand at the back of the court and next to the players.”

Last year, Kate attended the Wimbledon final with her two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. However, her participation in this season’s Wimbledon, running from July 1-14, remains uncertain as she is currently undergoing cancer treatment and has taken a break from royal duties.

Earlier this month, the family made a rare public appearance to celebrate King Charles’ official birthday at Trooping the Colour. This marked Kate’s first significant outing since revealing her health condition in March. As fans await to see if Kate will grace Wimbledon this year, her love for the sport and dedication to her family and health continue to inspire.

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