Today, The Duchess of Cambridge met the representatives of various charities to discuss the children’s tennis initiatives in the UK and access to the sport at the grassroots level at her London residence Kensington Palace. The Court Circular also mentioned the reception of Rt. Hon. Nicolas Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards by Duchess at Palace in this morning.
The Duchess of Cambridge today met with representatives from @BritishTennis and @Wimbledon, @WeAreCoachCore, @JudyMurray and Tim Henman to discuss children's tennis initiatives in the UK and access to the sport at grassroots level. pic.twitter.com/8muSzJ3Ptn
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 13, 2018
The Coach Core apprenticeship scheme was designed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to take young people aged 16 – 24 with limited opportunities, and train them to be sports coaches and positive role models and mentors in their communities. The apprentices learn technical sports skills alongside an inclusive and holistic approach to coaching, with an emphasis on employability and mentoring skills.
An avid tennis fan, The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 2016. The Duchess took the patronage of the Association from the Queen in December last year who held the role for 64 years.
We have seen The Duchess at the royal box of Wimbledon court many times as a patron and as a supporter of a tennis player.
It seems The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing her GOAT Redgrave coat for today’s discussion at Kensington Palace. Catherine has worn the piece last in November 2017 for an engagement with Family Action after its debut in 2013.