Murray was happy to have had some royal support last week, and though the Queen will not be present for the final, he will have a royal fan present.
“William and Kate were here the other day,” Murray told The Mirror. “The Queen was here a few years ago, too. There’s a lot of pressure, but it’s obviously a privilege to play in front of those sort of people. I’m not sure if she’ll be here on Sunday, but it would be nice.”
Well, maybe the Duchess saw the article and decided to provide some royal support— however, it’s likely Kate was planning to be present for the final all along; she appeared involved and enthusiastic in the Royal Box last week as she watched Murray play, both applauding and cringing at points.
Federer told The Mirror on Wednesday: “Royals coming out, I think it’s inspiring, too, in some ways, believe it or not. It’s great for the event. It’s great for Wimbledon. It’s great for the club. It’s great for the players.”
Though the Queen will not witness the final, Buckingham Palace has told media that she has followed Murray’s journey to the finals: “The Queen keeps up to date with the news and reads the newspapers, so she’s seen Murray’s progress,” Palace spokesman Zaki Cooper said; the Queen is keeping her weekend free after returning from Scotland to install William as a Knight of the Thistle.