“The Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray” following his Wimbledon victory according to BBC Royal correspondent Peter Hunt.
The Duke of Kent, President of the All England club, enters Centre Court to present the trophy to Murray.
The congratulatory message comes after Murray beat Novak Djokovic in the Men’s Singles Final of The Championships at Wimbledon in a thrilling 3 set match. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in his second Wimbledon final. Last year, he was a tearful runner up to Roger Federer just weeks before winning Olympic Gold in the London 2012 Games.
Murray was watched by the Duke of Kent, President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, who stage Wimbledon every year, in the Royal Box. The Duke also presented the trophy to Murray at the end of the match. He was joined in the Royal Box by the Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Michael of Kent and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece as well as dignitaries including Prime Minister David Cameron and celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Wayne Rooney.
The Duke of Kent presents the trophy to Andy Murray.
The three British royals at the final have not been the only ones enjoying the hospitality of the All England Club at Wimbledon this year. On 5th July, the Countess of Wessex was spotted in the Royal Box, and the Duchess of Cornwall visited on the 27th June. The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa and brother James Middleton have also been seen at The Championships this fortnight. The Duchess, a keen tennis fan herself, could not be present as she is on maternity leave awaiting the birth of her and Prince William’s first baby, the future heir to the throne.
Murray’s win ends a long 77 year wait for Britain since Fred Perry was the last Briton to win the Men’s Singles in 1936.