It’s well known that Kate and Prince William love their sport, and their competitiveness is well documented! During their royal tour to India in the spring, one of their aides was heard to audibly groan when someone suggested the couple take on each other at cricket in Mumbai, as he knew the royal pair would be desperate to beat each other!
Kate and William’s competitive edge seems to apply in all sports, as during her visit to Wimbledon in 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed that she finds it, “so frustrating” playing Prince William at tennis because he is left handed!
Before joining other A-listers to watch the day’s tennis on Centre Court, Kate took part in a meet and greet at Wimbledon where she chatted with tennis stars, ball girls and boys and people connected with the club and the prestigious event.
One of the stars the Duchess chatted to was former Canadian tennis star Greg Rusedski. The former British number one revealed that the Duchess told him about how three-year-old Prince George has already, “got a racket” and, “enjoys playing tennis”.
The little Prince, who is four this month, is reportedly ‘hitting winners’ on the courts despite his young age, however Rusedski reckons it is still much too soon to know if George will become a future tennis star, “It’s too young to know what’s going to happen for the future, but it’s one of those sports for life” the 42-year-old said.
He added: ‘She [Kate] was very friendly. I think everyone was delighted to meet her today at Wimbledon and she’s obviously a great ambassador for the country.’
Prince George has probably been practising his tennis skills at home on the private tennis court at Anmer Hall. It seems like Kate and Prince William also enjoy a game on their court in the vast grounds, although Kate admitted, “My husband is left-handed…It’s so frustrating playing him!”