Kate Middleton will participate in a Tennis on the Road coaching workshop hosted by Judy Murray at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh on Feb. 24. The Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Edinburgh for triple engagements. Kensington Palace revealed that Kate, who is styled as the Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, will join Judy and other tennis coaches at the workshop.
Judy’s foundation Tennis on the Road aims to deliver starter tennis to both adults and children, encouraging them to get active and play the sport. The 56-year-old Scottish tennis coach is the mother of Andy Murray. The same day the 34-year-old British royal has two other engagements and will also visit a school’s Art Room and carry out work with her mental health charity Place2Be.
Kate is a huge fan of tennis and regularly attends Wimbledon and cheers on Judy’s son Andy on at the south London tournament. Her siblings James and Pippa and her parents Carole and Michael are also fans of the annual championship. They are pictured every year at the annual tournament watching from the royal box.
It has been reported that Kate will become a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. The venue is the place where Wimbledon takes place every year. Kate will reportedly take over the patronage from Queen Elizabeth II, who is scaling down her royal duties, after she celebrates her 90th birthday in April.
Meanwhile, in August, Kate and her husband Prince William, 33, were granted permission to build a tennis court in the grounds of their Norfolk home of Anmer Hall. Both Kate and William are big tennis fans and had filed a planning application in June to relocate the existing court at their country retreat after it fell into disrepair.
Kate and William are building a new astro-turf court in their 10-bedroom mansion. The Sandringham estate was granted planning consent to carry out the work by King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. The new court is being built at the cost of 60,000 pounds ($85,924.80).