Kate Middleton Sends Message of Support to Andy Murray After Wimbledon Exit

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Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, expressed her support for Andy Murray following the end of his Wimbledon career.

“An incredible Wimbledon career comes to an end,” Middleton wrote in an Instagram story post on Saturday. “You should be very proud @andymurray. On behalf of all of us, thank you!”

The Instagram story had a plain white background and was signed with the letter “C,” the first initial of her full name. It was also shared on the official X (formerly Twitter) account belonging to The Prince and Princess of Wales.

Middleton, 42, has not yet attended a match at Wimbledon 2024, but she is a known fan of the tournament and was a royal fixture there for many years, previously attending every year but one since she married Prince William. She and has previously enjoyed viewing the matches from the Royal Box with the Prince of Wales, and their children Prince George, 10, and Princess Charlotte, 9.

She has also presented the grand trophy to multiple Wimbledon champions, including Novak Djokovic, Elena Rybakina, and Marketa Vondrousova. 

There continues to be speculation as to whether Middleton will attend the tournament this year amidst her , after she in June. Prior to her attendance at the King’s Birthday parade, Middleton on social media, saying that she “hope[d] to join a few public engagements over the summer,” but knew she was not “out of the woods yet,” in regards to her treatment. Though she has not been in attendance thus far, she is still showing her support via social media.

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when Emma Raducanu, his mixed doubles partner, experienced issues with her right wrist and had to pull out of the competition before their first-round match.

Murray, 37, is a two-time Wimbledon champion, taking home the prize in 2013 and 2016. When he won back in 2013, he was to claim the trophy. Murray is still set to compete at the , which begin later this month.

This is not the first time that Murray and Middleton have connected on social media—or in real life. The Princess of Wales reportedly when Murray won the championship in 2013, and they have been in contact since. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the two on a video call on what was supposed to be the last weekend of Wimbledon.