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Old 07-06-2008, 05:06 PM
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Well i sent an email to the BBC Sport team at Wimbledon informing them that Nadal had the support of the Crown Prince and Princess of Spain and still they didnt know who he went to visit in the Royal Box and then Sue Barker came on court and said to Rafa in his interview that he was most likely the first player to ever go to the Royal Box at Wimbledon and that was when Rafa thanked said he had forgotten one thing to thank the prince and princess

I know that a Roland Garros he has gone to speak to Felipe before
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I can be proud of our finnish commentators, they knew who Felipe and Letizia were.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:13 PM
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She asked them not to come? Isn't that a little harsh?
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:16 PM
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yes when she got to the final in 2001 she lost and then the same in 2006 she asked them not to come because the last time they watched her she lost - some players are like that being quite paranoid about minor details
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:20 PM
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¡Enhorabuena, España! (Congratulations, Spain!) ¡Viva Nadal! ¡Viva el equipo de Eurocopa! (Cheers to Nadal and the Eurocope team) ¡Viva la infanta Leonor!
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The commentators in the Brazilian channel knew about Felipe and Letizia but not about Gwen Stefani and her husband, Gavin Rossdale. And also Real Madrid's president, Ramon Calderon was filmed but nobody knew who he was. But the commentators know about tennis not about others popular subjects.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:28 PM
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I can be proud of our finnish commentators, they knew who Felipe and Letizia were.
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I loved Letizia's coat! And the Spanish royals have been very occupied lately, with all these big championships with Spanish sportmen.
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The commentators on NBC here in the USA said "I think they're royals from Spain". He vaguely knew who they were.
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Link to NBC coverage of Nadal climbing to meet Felipe and Letizia and the "insightful" McEnroe comment, "I believe that is royalty from Spain that was invited here to be in the royal box today." The video comes after the commercial and the Crown couple appear towards the end.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:56 PM
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Princess Grace and Lady Diana Spencer Applauding at the Men's Singles final between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg July 4, 1981
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The Duke and Duchess of Kent are always present because the Duke is the president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Queen Elizabeth II presenting the Venus Rosewater Plate to Althea Gibson, winner of Wimbledon 1957: "It must have been terribly hot out there."
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I'm not aware there's a thread to cover this annual event which has had mixed support from Royals over the years. I came across this interesting report
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We actually have The Tennis Topic at the Members' Corner subforum here. That's where we keep track of all tennis events, including Wimbledon.
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The Duchess of Kent presenting the Venus Rosewater dish to Martina Navratilova (in this particular photo she won her record ninth Wimby)
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Danish Royal Watchers has a summary of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's time at Wimbledon. There are no pictures of them at the actual event, but rather them later that evening.

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Wimbledon 2009 starts tomorrow. I wonder which Royals will be present this year. It will be interesting to see if Andy Murray makes the men's final whether the Queen or Prince of Wales attend. I remember Her Majesty attended when Virginia Wade got to the final (& won it ) in the Siver Jubilee year. I'd really like to see support from some of the younger Royals. Does anyone know if William or Harry have any interest in tennis?l
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Wimbledon 2009 starts tomorrow. I wonder which Royals will be present this year. It will be interesting to see if Andy Murray makes the men's final whether the Queen or Prince of Wales attend. I remember Her Majesty attended when Virginia Wade got to the final (& won it ) in the Siver Jubilee year. I'd really like to see support from some of the younger Royals. Does anyone know if William or Harry have any interest in tennis?l
According to the Royal Diary of Engagements, the Duke of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester will both make appearances.
Other Royals, particularly the younger generation, may choose to visit the competition 'privately' (such visit will not be counted among official Royal engagements).

If Andy Murray or any other British player makes it to the final, I think it is likely that some of the more senior Royals will attend. Most likely, it will be Prince William and/or Prince Harry.
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Wimbledon 2009 starts tomorrow. I wonder which Royals will be present this year. It will be interesting to see if Andy Murray makes the men's final whether the Queen or Prince of Wales attend. I remember Her Majesty attended when Virginia Wade got to the final (& won it ) in the Siver Jubilee year. I'd really like to see support from some of the younger Royals. Does anyone know if William or Harry have any interest in tennis?l

The Duke of Kent is the major royal for Wimbledon as that is his area of interest and the other royals rarely overshadow him by attending - certainly atttending the final.

The Duchess used to present the ladies trophy but hasn't done so for a few years now. I am not even sure if she attends all that often any more.

I don't remember either William or Harry attending since Diana took them as young boys. I think Diana was the tennis fan but the princes don't seem to have a great interest at all.

As this isn't a jubilee year I don't think that the Queen would attend, even if Murray made the final (although she would be cheering him on I feel sure).
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She asked them not to come? Isn't that a little harsh?

I don't think so.

I remember that Pete Sampras didn't have his parents there when he won his first Grand Slam so didn't let then attend the next couple - until he lost one he though having them there would bring him bad luck. I remember the commentators mentioning it during his final with Edberg at the US Open.
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The Duke of Kent opens the new Number 2 Court at Wimbledon on the first day of the 2009 Championships.

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