Kate Middleton is a huge tennis fan.

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed in a new BBC documentary that she was banned from the Wimbledon finals back in 2013 because she was already heavily pregnant with Prince George. Prince William’s wife was fond of the sport and had been excited to see the tournament, so she begged her doctor to allow her to watch it in person. Unfortunately, his reply had been, “definitely not,” as quoted by Daily Mail.

Although she had not been present in the Wimbledon finals to watch Andy Murray beat Novac Djokovic, Middleton revealed that she sent the winner a letter. “I was very heavily pregnant. I wrote to him [Murray] afterwards saying sorry for not being there,” she confessed.

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Luckily, Middleton was able to watch the latest Wimbledon finals match. In another report by Daily Mail, Middleton watched Murray’s game against Canadian Milos Raonic last year. In photos taken during the finals, Middleton was ll smiles as she cheered for Murray. The latter beat Raonic in straight sets in the finals, nabbing his second Wimbledon title.

Middleton is such a big tennis fan that before she married Prince William, she even spent hours lining up just to get a ticket for Wimbledon. “Being able to go into Wimbledon and be part of an amazing atmosphere is special,” the royal mom-of-two shared.

Due to her passion for tennis, the Duchess of Cambridge had a tennis court built at her Amner Hall home. She also joins the royal family and tennis legends in the royal box during tournaments and admitted that she was once tempted to pursue a career in tennis. “It inspires young people including myself. Every time Wimbledon is on I am thinking ‘Yes, I could do the same’ and get out the racket. Sadly, not the same results,” she confessed.

Although Middleton did not end up being a professional tennis player, she is still a lifelong fan of the sport. In the photos shared by Vogue, she was captured chanting, cheering and pumping her fists during the games she has attended.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Middleton will be attending the Wimbledon tennis championship, which starts on Monday, July 3. The duchess of Cambridge is the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and is set to meet some of the ball boys and girls ahead of the game. Middleton will also meet some of the staff, including the tournament’s stewards and its medical and safety teams, Evening Standard reported.

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