Duchess of Cambridge Takes on Role as Royal Patron of Wimbledon

The Queen is stepping down as royal patron of Wimbledon, passing on the duties to the Duchess of Cambridge.

It has been announced that the Queen will be stepping down from her position as royal patron to 25 organisations and charities. She had previously been the royal patron to over 600.

The Duchess¬†will take on the Queen’s former duties at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), the home of the iconic annual Wimbledon tournament. We’re sure the Duchess of Cambridge will be more than thrilled to take on her new role as she’s a known fan of tennis, having been reguarly seen in the Royal Box during the tournament over recent years.

Queen Elizabeth II has held the title of royal patron to AELTC since 1952 and last visited the club in 2010, where she met some of the biggets tennis stars of the Wimbledon tournament, including Andy Murray and Serena Williams. Since turning 90, she plans on distributing her roles out to other members of the royal family.

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