Today was supposed to be the first day of Wimbledon 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s tennis tournament was postponed. To mark what was supposed to be the first day of Wimbledon, the Duchess of Cambridge has narrated a video.
It will be worth the wait…
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 29, 2020
The short video that was released on Wimbledon Instagram is over a minute long, in which the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, The Duchess of Cambridge said that the return to Wimbledon will be ‘worth the wait‘.
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 or the names on the scoreboard, you have always been there, come rain or shine.
This year sadly though things are very different, but we will bide our time until we sit on 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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is an avid tennis fan and amateur player. We have been seeing her the Wimbledon court since the late 2000s. She became the patron of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in December 2016. Duchess took over the patronage from the Queen who was the patron for 64 years.
At 2019 Wimbledon Men Finale, Catherine presented the Wimbledon trophy for the first time. Since World War II, 2020 is the first time when Wimbledon tournament has been cancelled. The Duchess is narrating a video that has many beautiful images capturing the crowds and sports stars that light up the tennis tournament.
It was reported last year that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are also learning tennis. Prince George had a small practice session with Middleton family friend and Tennis ace Roger Federer.