After making history with the US Open win, Emma Raducanu is awarded an MBE by King Charles.
- King Charles awarded the MBE to the 20-year-old tennis player for his services to the game.
- She Was the first British woman to win a Grand Slam at the US Open in 44 years.
- Emma received the honor at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle
Emma Raducanu stated that she was ‘extremely thankful’ for the MBE, which was presented to her Tuesday by the King.
After receiving the honour for her services to tennis at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, the 20-year old athlete smiled and took pictures.
She At the age of 18 she was elected a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
The victory over Canadian – and fellow teenager – Leylah Fernandez saw her make history as the first British woman to win a grand slam title since Virginia Wade’s Wimbledon victory in 1977.
Honoured: Emma Raducanu said she is ‘extremely grateful’ for her MBE after it was presented to her by the King at a special ceremony on Tuesday
After the ceremony, she stated: “It was great to receive my honor today from his Majesty The King – I am extremely grateful.”
Emma looked radiant in a black midi dress and lace overlay, which she paired with a boater hat.
Emma revealed that, despite her US Open win, she doesn’t consider the accomplishment a significant achievement.
She confessed to Grazia magazine that she didn’t think it was a big deal because her family lives on a Friday or Saturday night.
Congratulations: The 20-year-old athlete beamed as she posed for pictures after accepting the honour, awarded for services to tennis, at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle
She Continued: “I’ve never been out.” I have never done anything normal for teenage girls. It takes some time to get used to the combination of travel and training, but I enjoy being on my own and seeing the bigger picture.
Emma stated that Andy Murray is ‘good to speak to’ and she can talk about any concerns or issues.
She has struggled with the pressures of the ‘individual sport’ and she finds solace in talking to Andy. Andy was an international celebrity as a teenager, winning the Junior US Open in 2004, and turning professional at 17.
Labour MP, Dame Nia, also received her honour at the investiture ceremony. She said that it was a great honor to see a young person achieve the success she did. However, I believe she is now facing the extremely difficult task of dealing with the disappointment and success.
“And I think it’s wonderful to see young people being recognized and rewarded. Let’s ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop their talents.
Tuesday also saw Sir Isaac Julien, Turner prize-nominated filmmaker and artist, receive a knighthood to recognize his contributions to diversity and inclusion.
Gary Bennett, ex-footballer, is patron of Show Racism The Red Hugh Morris, a former Test cricketer, was also among the MBE recipients. The MBE was presented to the cricketer for his contributions to charity and cricket.
Victory: Emma’s US Open victory over Canadian Leylah Fernandez saw her make history as the first British woman to win a grand slam title since Virginia Wade’s Wimbledon victory in 1977