The Princess of Wales has revealed a decade-long regret of hers, and it’s not what you’d expect.
On last weekend’s episode of Mike Tindall’s podcast – The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby – Princess Kate announced that she was deeply sorry to have missed Andy Murray’s big win against Roger Federer in the 2012 Olympics.
“I was absolutely gutted to have missed Andy Murray’s game when he won his gold medal against Federer,” the Princess of Wales said on the Mike Tindall show. “That was one of the highlights for me. I was watching it at home thinking I wish I was there in person, because those moments are extraordinary to be a part of.”
Luckily, Princess Kate was able to make up for her absence at the Olympics by attending 2012’s Wimbledon championships not once, but twice!
Both Prince William and Kate have long been avid fans of national sports, with the latter having been dubbed ‘Princess of Sport’.
“Watching sports live is like no other,” the Princess added. “Watching it on telly is very exciting, but watching it live…to soak up the atmosphere is extraordinary.”
Indeed, Princess Kate had the chance to uplift the atmosphere even further this year when she served against Federer on Wimbledon’s No3 Court.
“As a spectator, you get drawn into the highs of the winning team or the winning individual.”
The Princess of Wales also added that it’s difficult to retain neutrality and professionalism whilst watching sporting events such as Wimbledon and the Rugby World Cup.
“It is really challenging,” she said. “Particularly when Wales and England are playing against each other.”