Kate Middleton admits to being ashamed of her father’s humiliating blunder at Wimbledon

Kate Middleton once shared a story of how her father once made a blunder that left her humiliated during Wimbledon 2017.

The Duchess of Cambridge said it happened while watching the tennis match with her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton. They had apparently just watched tennis ace Pete Sampras play and as they walked away from their seats they saw British player Tim Henman.

The 40-year-old recalled her father mistakenly calling the player by the wrong name. As they walked past him, he coldly called him “Pete.”

“My dad isn’t going to like it, but we were walking past Tim Henman and we had just seen Sampras play. My dad said very coldly, “Hi Pete.” I was mortified! Kate Middleton told the BBC in 2017 for the documentary called “Our Wimbledon”.

However, the embarrassing experience did not stop the Middletons from returning to Wimbledon afterwards. Most recently, the Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince William in the stands as they watched Tuesday’s matches.

They were seated apart from Michael and Carole Middleton, but the Duchess made sure to acknowledge her parents’ presence when she blew them a kiss from her seat.

According to OK! magazine, Carole even stuck her tongue out at her daughter and Prince William, which left them in stitches. The moment was captured on video and shared online for the public to admire the playful banter.

Kate Middleton is a big tennis fan. She is even the godmother of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Queen Elizabeth II passed the role on to him in 2016 after holding the title for more than six decades.

The mum-of-three wore a blue polka dot dress and adorned it with a small green and purple ribbon across her chest to signify her role. At one point, she engaged in small talk with comedian David Williams and his mother, Kathleen, who were seated behind her and Prince William.

The parents of Kate Middleton, meanwhile, also enjoyed themselves. Carole was spotted sipping a drink when she stuck her tongue out at her daughter and Prince William.

The Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon
-/Getty Images

Leave a Comment