Prince William’s wife recently spoke to BBC about her passion for tennis and her childhood memories. Duchess Kate recounted how this sport was part of her childhood.
“I was really taken by [Andre] Agassi and [Pete] Sampras, [Goran] Ivanisevic and Steffi Graf,” she recalled. “That for me was my first memories.”
“Every time Wimbledon is on I am there thinking, ‘Yes, I could do the same’ and get out the racket. Sadly, never the same results!” she added.
In the interview, the royal also revealed that her 62-year-old mother, Carole Middleton, has a crush on Swiss tennis star Roger Federer.
“Roger [Federer] is my mother’s heartthrob,” Kate, 35, said. “I don’t think she will mind me saying that. I think he probably knows that too.”
And the revelations didn’t stop here. The Duchess didn’t hesitate to laugh at an embarrassing moment involving her dad, Michael Middleton.
“[I] was there with dad, very excited, and keeping a beady eye out to see who we could see,” she said. “My father is not going to enjoy this, but we were walking past Tim Henman. We had just seen Sampras play. My dad said very cooly, ‘Hi, Pete.’ I said, ‘Dad, you can’t do that!’ I was mortified.”