Kate Middleton lends her voice to a new Wimbledon video shared today addressing the annual tennis championship’s cancelation this year due to coronavirus. The tournament was meant to commence today, but was nixed back in April (for the first time since World War II) as social distancing measures during the global pandemic have discouraged large gatherings and crowded events. To commemorate what would’ve been the official Wimbledon kickoff, the Duchess of Cambridge narrated a clip about how next year’s competition will be “worth the wait.”
“[We] will bide our time until we sit at the edge of our seats again, and celebrate again,” Duchess Kate says in a hopeful message to fans over a montage of Wimbledon highlights. “So when the time is right and we open the gates, we will be back again, and it will have been worth the wait.”
Wimbledon is an event close to the duchess’s heart. As the royal patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which coordinates the competition, she attends the championships every year either with her sister Pippa, with her husband Prince William, or, as we’ve seen recently, with his sister-in-law Meghan Markle. Perhaps we’ll see Kate and other royals back in the stands when Wimbledon returns on June 28, 2021.
Watch the full video below.
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