Kate Middleton will join Roger Federer at London engagement

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Kate on court! Duchess of Cambridge will join Roger Federer for day of tennis with London schoolchildren next month

  • The Duchess of Cambridge will carry out an engagement with Roger Federer 
  • The pair will showcase their tennis skills with children in east London 
  • Kate and the Swiss tennis ace have met a number of times over the years 
  • Roger Federer and his wife were guests at Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017 

The Duchess of Cambridge will carry out an engagement with tennis ace Roger Federer next month, it has been announced. 

Kate, 40, will join the eight-time Wimbledon champion for a day of tennis with schoolchildren in east London. 

The royal and the Swiss tennis ace, who enjoy a good personal relationship, will meet children aged 8-15 for a ‘memorable and engaging tennis experience’. 

The Duchess of Cambridge is a keen player and has met Federer, 41, a number of times over the years in her role as patron of the Lawn Tennis Association. 

The former World No. 1, who missed Wimbledon due to injury, has played tennis with Prince George, nine, and was a guest at Pippa Middleton’s 2017 wedding.  

The Duchess of Cambridge will carry out an engagement with tennis ace Roger Federer next month, it has been announced. Above, Kate plays tennis at a royal engagement in 2021

The Duchess of Cambridge presenting the runners-up trophy to Federer at Wimbledon 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge presenting the runners-up trophy to Federer at Wimbledon 2019

The day of tennis forms part of a joint charitable initiative announced today that will benefit two organisations backed by the Duchess of Cambridge. 

All proceeds raised from tickets to the Laver Cup Open Practice Day, which will take place on 22 September at The O2, will be split between Action for Children and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), whose charitable arm is the LTA Tennis Foundation.

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.

Tickets to the Open Practice Day, which will give fans the chance to watch Roger Federer and other superstars in training, go on sale on 22 August. 

The collaboration was recommended by the Duchess of Cambridge.  

Her Royal Highness is passionate about supporting grassroots tennis and encouraging young people from all backgrounds to become involved in the sport. 

Kate has been taking tennis lessons for a number of years, becoming a 'good minor athlete' with a 'nice top spin', according to one report. Above, the Duchess of Cambridge plays tennis during a visit to Edinburgh in May 2021

Kate has been taking tennis lessons for a number of years, becoming a ‘good minor athlete’ with a ‘nice top spin’, according to one report. Above, the Duchess of Cambridge plays tennis during a visit to Edinburgh in May 2021

She has incorporated tennis into a number of royal engagements, including joining Emma Raducanu on court for a homecoming victory match following her US Open win last year. 

Like her husband, Kate is an avid tennis fan and is a frequent fixture at Wimbledon in her role as Patron of the All England Club.

The family even have a court at their country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

Prince George’s tennis skills have been commended by Federer, who took to the court with the budding player in 2019.

The donation received by Action for Children, which helps vulnerable children, young people and their families across the UK, will help to provide practical and emotional care and support for children, as well as making sure they can have fun through activities and days out. 

Funds given to the LTA Tennis Foundation will fund the SERVES programme, specifically going towards fifty new LTA SERVES coaching programmes for children in some of the most deprived areas of the country, including near The O2 in London, to leave a lasting Laver Cup legacy.

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