Kate Middleton Sends Personal Message to Andy Murray After His Final Wimbledon Match

Kate Middleton is sending her love to one of tennis’ great players!

On Saturday, the Princess of Wales penned a sweet tribute celebrating the career of Andy Murray as he played his final Wimbledon match ahead of his announced retirement. Murray said he plans to retire after this year’s Paris Olympics.

“An incredible #Wimbledon career comes to an end. You should be so very proud  @andy_murray. On behalf of all of us, thank you! C,” the personal message from Kate, 42, read across her shared social media platforms. 

The message came as Murray, 37, had to withdraw from the mixed doubles match on Saturday after his partner, Emma Raducanu, suffered wrist soreness. Before that, Murray’s Wimbledon career began to come to a heartbreaking close on Thursday as he and his brother, Jamie Murray, were defeated by Australia’s Rinky Hijikata and John Peers in the men’s mixed doubles.

During his career, Murray won Wimbledon men’s singles titles in 2013 and 2016.

Kate Middleton celebrated Andy Murray after his final tennis match at Wimbledon.Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Kate — who has been a regular fixture at the annual Grand Slam tournament — was not in attendance this year as she has scaled back her royal duties and public outings amid her cancer diagnosis. Kate’s last appearance at Wimbledon came in 2023 when she attended with her husband, Prince William, and their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George. The royal — who is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club — presented Novak Djokovic with the trophy after he took home the win in the men’s singles. 

Andy Murray played his last Wimbledon tournament amid his retirement.Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images

In Kate’s absence, her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, made an appearance. On Thursday, the pair took their seats in the prestigious royal box on Center Court inside the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. At the time, Debbie Jevans, chair of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, expressed cautious optimism about the princess’ potential attendance.

“We’re hopeful that the Princess of Wales will be able to present the trophies as the Club’s patron, but her health and recovery is the priority,” Jevans told Telegraph Sport on Thursday. “We don’t know what we don’t know. All we’ve said is that we’ll work with her and give her as much flexibility as possible.”

Kate’s last public appearance and first of 2024 came in June when she joined the royal family during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The princess was noticeably absent last month when William, George and Charlotte, attended Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in London




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