‘You’re an inspiration’: Kate’s sweet moment with a 27-year-old disabled woman at Wimbledon women’s final
The Princess of Wales shared a sweet moment with a young royal supporter before the Wimbledon Ladies final this afternoon.
Princess Kate, 41, arrived at the All England Lawn, Tennis and Croquet Club amid strong winds to meet the tournament’s hard-working staff before taking a seat on Center Court.
Among the people she met who kept the tournament going was Philippa George, who had been selected to do the coin toss that decided whether Ons Jabeur or Marketa Vondrousova would serve first.
Ms George, 27, was nominated for a coin toss as a representative of the charity Riding For The Disabled.
As the couple chatted before the final, Kate, a mother of three, told him that he was an “inspiration” to many people.
The Princess of Wales shared a sweet moment with 27-year-old Philippa George, who had been chosen to perform the coin toss ahead of the Wimbledon women’s final.
Upon her arrival at SW19, Princess Kate dazzled in a lime green Self Portrait gown that cost £420 and she was looking forward to meeting the staff workers as soon as possible.
The keen tennis fan shook hands with ballboys and ballboys at the All England Club, as well as meeting Philippa.
Dressed in Wimbledon white with a T-shirt and cap bearing the Champions Store logo, Philippa shook Kate’s hand and smiled.
Kate asked about her Wimbledon-themed nail polish and if Mrs. George had been practicing for the draw.
Kate glanced at the special coin, which Philippa tossed in the air at the start of the match to decide who would get out first, and asked Philippa if she had been practicing.
In the photo: Philippa throwing the coin on the center court before the match between Marketa Vondrousova and Ons Jabeur
After a successful coin toss, Philippa managed to take a photo with the two players before the match started.
The princess told her that she was “an inspiration to so many people” and was glad to have been recognized.
Ms George, 27, said after the meeting: ‘It was very special. She asked me about my nails and told me that I like horses.
‘She was very happy that I was here… It means a lot.
‘It is a great honor to be here and to be a part of all of this. I am very grateful to have this opportunity.’
The Riding Association for the Disabled was founded in 1969. It provides therapy to disabled adults and children through horseback riding and other equestrian activities.
After performing the coin toss, Philippa posed for a photo with Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova before the match began.
Today’s women’s final saw center court packed with exclusive guests and famous faces, from Princess Kate to Hollywood royalty.
Famous faces in the crowd include Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Dame Maggie Smith and Andrew Garfield.
Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is also in the Royal Box this afternoon, where he is joined by a number of former Wimbledon champions, including Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King.