Kate Middleton has been dubbed the ‘Princess of Sport’ by impressed royal fans after putting Roger Federer through his paces at Wimbledon.
The royal, 41, appeared in a new video with the tennis champion, 41, to highlight the hard work of the ball boys and girls at the upcoming tournament.
During the four-minute video, which has been uploaded to the Wimbledon YouTube channel, the Princess of Wales is seen serving against Federer – who has won the championship eight times.
Kate managed to shoot past the Swiss star, prompting her to exclaim: “I think it was on the line.” Amazing!’
As well as this, the royal – who is patron of the All England Tennis Club – has also received training from a ballerina called Mollie on how best to throw the balls at players.
The Princess of Wales pictured with Roger Federer as they played on court number 3 at Wimbledon last month
In a cheeky moment, Federer even scolds the princess for catching a ball instead of letting it bounce.
He said, ‘Do you have the right to do this? In Australia they catch it but in Wimbledon they don’t catch it!
Moreover, the princess also took the opportunity to try and get some sneaky coaching advice from the former world number 1.
“Any advice on my service at the same time would be very helpful,” Kate said.
But Federer only responded with a compliment saying: “The serve looks good.”
After being shot in front of the 41-year-old, who retired from the sport last year, Kate gives a celebratory pat on the shoulder to her doubles partner Joel Eboewe, Wimbledon Junior Tennis coach Initiative, which gives free lessons to local children.
The video ends with Kate and Roger visiting one of the indoor training centers – where the Princess praised the “incredible” youngsters who have been selected to take part in this year’s tournament.
Since the video was uploaded earlier this morning, it has already amassed over 65,000 views.
The princess also took the opportunity to try and get some sneaky coaching advice from the former world number 1.
In a video of their meeting posted on YouTube last night, keen tennis player Kate said: ‘Wimbledon is renowned for its incredibly professional pick-ups and ball pickers’
Since the video was uploaded earlier this morning, it has already amassed over 65,000 views on the Wimbledon YouTube channel.
Additionally, viewers were particularly impressed with Kate’s tennis skills, especially as the royal is also a talented hockey player and rower.
One viewer commented, “Catherine, the princess of sport.”
Another added: ‘The mixed doubles team I didn’t know I needed.
“The Princess of Wales can do anything!” I loved seeing his Federer, we miss him so much on the tennis courts. Such a beautiful video.’
Meanwhile, a third said: ‘Kate is just good at everything, isn’t she?
“My favorite worlds collide,” said a fourth. ‘I LOVE IT!’
For their match on court number 3, where Roger won his first match, Kate opted to wear Wimbledon-branded sportswear.
Later in the engagement, Kate – who is patroness of the All England Lawn Tennis Club – changed into a Wimbledon-branded jacket
Left: The jacket Kate changed costs £135. Right: Under her jacket, Kate wore this £55 Wimbledon branded top
Left: Kate also wore a £135 pair of sneakers from Wimbledon’s Jet Mach collaboration. Right: Kate’s gold Orelia hoops at £17
The mother-of-three opted for the £52 Core Performance sleeveless polo shirt, which featured the Wimbledon logo.
The lightweight top – which is made from recycled bottles – also features a button down detail and championship colors to the seams.
Kate then paired it with a white skort from Stella McCartney’s previous collab with Adidas, which cost £50.
While being put to the test on the court, the royal – who has been patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since 2016 – wore a pair of sneakers from Wimbledon’s Jet Mach collaboration.
The £135 shoes also feature Championship branding to the tongue and two silver stripes to the side.
Kate Middleton seen presenting Roger Federer with the runner-up trophy during the Wimbledon men’s final in July 2019
Pictured: Roger Federer and his wife Mirka seen arriving at the wedding of Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa in May 2017
To play the role of a Wimbledon ballerina, Kate then donned a £125 long-sleeved jacket with the signature purple and green shades on the cuffs, neckline and zip.
Apart from her engagement ring, Kate has kept her jewelery to a minimum – opting for a pair of £17 gold hoop earrings from British brand Orelia.
Kate then tied her long brown hair in a high ponytail and opted for a subtle brown smokey eye.
In 2017, Kate presented Roger with the Wimbledon trophy after the Swiss star beat Marin Cilic in straight sets.
Kate and Federer were due to take part in a charity tennis day last year, but the princess pulled out after the Queen’s funeral.
Federer has become a friend of the Royals and the Middletons, even attending Kate’s sister Pippa’s wedding to James Matthews in 2017.