Prince William and Duchess
Kate are preparing to attend the Commonwealth Games next
week in what promises to be the biggest sporting festival in the UK
since the London Olympics a decade ago.
And while they’ll be soaking
up the action first-hand, the royals are known for their sporting prowess
as well as enjoying a bit of healthy competition themselves.
The royal couple often displays
their competitive streaks during public engagements, from their dragon boat
race back in 2011 to run against each other at a London Marathon training
session in 2017.
But there is one field in
which Prince William can never get the upper hand – tennis. It’s no secret
that Kate is a talented tennis player, having honed her skills on the court at
the prestigious Hurlingham Club in London. Former number one Rod Laver can
also vouch for the Duchess’ competitiveness especially when it comes to
playing her husband.
Speaking to the Daily
Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare, the Australian shared: “I’d met William
and Kate a few times, and in the Royal Box you get a chance to chat with them a
little bit. They play tennis against each other. William told me he couldn’t
Kate and William both have a competitive streak
Prince William might also find
he has met his match with little Prince George. The seven-year-old has
had private lessons from Roger Federer at the Middleton
family home in Bucklebury.