It’s no secret that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are one sporty pair. No matter where their royal duties take them, fans can be guaranteed to see them quickly picking up the country’s local sport. And while their first two kids, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, are just getting to the age of picking up their own hobbies, the duke is crossing his fingers for two sports in particular.
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When Kate and William attended the Wimbledon finals together on Sunday (July 15), the couple caught up with their friend and fellow parent Novak Djokovic after he took home his fourth win in the championships. Asking the royal couple how their kids are, the two replied “very well,” with William saying, “Trying to get a tennis racket in their hands." An avid soccer fan, the father of three added, "And a football!”
The duke and duchess are both huge fans of tennis, with the 36-year-old brunette beauty acting as Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. We have a feeling Kate has her fingers crossed, too, given her penchant for all things athletic. The day before stepping out with her husband, Kate and the Duchess of Sussex made their first-ever joint appearance together without their significant others to watch Serena Williams play in the Ladies’ Singles Finals.
Kate has said in the past that tennis is already on her children's list of extracurricular activities - though they're not quite aces yet. When she met retired player Greg Rusedski at Wimbledon last year, the doting mom said, " [George has] got a racket and he enjoys playing tennis." However, she also admitted that the finer elements of the game are lost on the youngster.
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Greg later revealed: "She says with George just being four, he wants to whack a ball, so she was asking what sort of stuff she should be doing. They will struggle at that age to hit a ball. She said he's interested in it, but more in whacking the ball." Three-year-old Princess Charlotte is also getting to know the sport, taking lessons at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London, since Kensington Palace has no courts.