So you’re Kate Middleton…
You’ve locked down arguably one of the most eligible bachelors in the world. You’ve just quit your day job to plan the wedding of the decade. Come April 29, you’ll make the transition from commoner to Royal (not to mention, the future Queen of England). Can life get any better?
Britain’s Daily Mail reports that Kate may be up for an additional prestigious role – Royal representative at the Wimbledon tennis championships.
For our readers who are not tennis buffs, here is a quick rundown on Wimbledon:
The Championships, Wimbledon is considered one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877, it is also the oldest standing tennis tournament.
It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments and takes place over two weeks in late June and early July. Additionally, it is the only tournament still played on the game’s original surface, grass, which gave the game of lawn tennis its name.
To make a long-story short, it is a pretty big deal. And it seems Kate would be a perfect representative.
According to a friend, “Kate adores everything about tennis and would love to have an official role at Wimbledon.” The Mail added, “Palace aides have discussed the idea of Kate taking on the role in the hope she will bring a touch of glamour to the tournament in the wake of her marriage to Prince William.”
Kate has often attended Wimbeldon with her mum, Carole, and is often seen hitting the courts at the Harbour Club in Chelsea. She is an accomplished player and apparently frequently bests Wills on the court. (Holla!)
Currently the Duke of Kent – the Queen’s first cousin and president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club – has the job of presenting trophies to Wimbledon.
But don’t expect him to get the boot just yet. A Royal source said, “The Duke of Kent does a sterling job and there’s certainly no talk of him being axed, but there is a suggestion that Kate could present the trophy at the ladies’ finals. She will certainly be seen in the Royal Box in the future.”
Naturally, Buckingham Palace is mum on the news. A spokesman for the Palace would only say, “It’s too early to say. There are a lot of possibilities for Catherine.”
We think Kate would be a hip addition to the Wimbledon festivities; adding a touch of youth to the games. Readers, what are your thoughts? Would the addition of Kate draw you to watch Wimbledon? Sound off!