Missing Wimbledon will be worth the wait, Duchess of Cambridge tells tennis fans

Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon in 2019 Credit: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge has narrated a video to mark what would have been the opening day of Wimbledon, telling tennis fans it will be “worth the wait”.

Kate, who is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, urged supporters of the championships to bide their time until they are back on the edges of their seats.


This year, sadly though, things are very different, but we will bide our time until we sit on the edge of seats again, and celebrate again.

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  • The video featured archive images of players and supporters at Wimbledon throughout the decades

  • Cancellation of the 2020 championships was announced by the AELTC in April as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

  • The 134th tournament will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11 2021.