Duchess Kate And Roger Federer Will Team Up For A Very Exciting Event
Duchess Kate will be teaming up with Roger Federer on the court next month all in the name of charity.
Kensington Palace announced on Wednesday that Kate and Federer will host a day of tennis in East London next month in support of two charities: Action for Children and the LTA Foundation, where Kate is a patron.
Children from East London, from ages 8-15, will also be given a chance to play alongside Federer in a bid to encourage children from all backgrounds to get involved with the sport.
The Laver Cup is a three-day team competition co-founded by Federer that sees six of the best players from Europe compete against six of their counterparts from the Rest of the World.
At the Laver Cup, which is taking place in London for the first time in September, tennis fans will see Federer join forces with Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal.
A charity Laver Cup Open Practice Day will then take place on September 22, which will see Team Europe and Team World battle it out.
Tickets to the Open Practice Day, which will give fans the chance to watch Roger Federer and other superstars go on sale on 22 August.
All proceeds from ticket sales will be split between the two charities.
Kate is a regular at Wimbledon and an avowed fan of tennis. She took over the role of patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club from the Queen in 2016.
Federer is Prince George’s favourite player, and the 20-time grand slam champion has given coaching tips to the prince in the past.
During her 2019 visit to Wimbledon, Kate revealed George is into tennis and had been practicing his swing with the sport star. Asked about George’s progress, Roger told reporters the little Prince showed promise, adding: “At that stage, it’s all about just touching the ball. It’s already good. Same with my boys.”