Unfortunately this year Wimbledon had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The sporting event was due to be taking place now, with the always much anticipated final scheduled for the weekend. But Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, has not let the event go unnoticed this year, despite its cancellation.
Many royals have taken their usual royal engagements online in recent months, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge has frequently spoken to people via video call.
Kate recently took part in a video call with a group of schoolchildren from a primary school in South London.
But as well as getting to chat with Kate, the young athletes were also surprised when the Duchess was joined by tennis ace and Wimbledon champion Sir Andy Murray for the call.
The Duchess said: “350 days, 14 hours, and 12 minutes between the last ball hit and when the next was meant to be.
“Over the years, your support has shaped this historic event.
“No matter the time of day nor the names on the scoreboard, you have always been there come rain or shine.
“This year, though things are very different. But we will bide our time until we sit at the edge of our seats again, and celebrate again.
“So when the time is right and we open the gates, we will be back again, and it will have been worth the wait.”