Kate joked about her husband’s deep-rooted love for Aston Villa during a video chat with Murray and young tennis players from Bond Primary School in South London. The Duchess of Cambridge led the conference call by introducing Murray to the young aspiring tennis champions and asking them questions about their training, their life during lockdown and their aspirations.
The conversation also touched upon other sports when Kate asked Murray if he is a fan of football.
The tennis champion turned to the children and asked them what is their favourite football team.
Two of the most outspoken youngsters eagerly spoke about their preferences, with one naming Chelsea FC and the other mentioning Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Laughing, Murray highlighted the “big rivalry” between the two London team.
Kate chimed in, revealing she also follows football – or at least she supports her husband’s love for his team.
She said: “I need to back up my husband, he is an Aston Villa fan.”
This cheerful video call took place in lieu of the finals weekend that would have taken place today in Wimbledon as part of the Championships.
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Kensington Palace shared on Twitter an extract of the full conversation between the Duchess of Cambridge, patron of Wimbledon, Murray and the children.
The tweet read: “Game. Set. Match.
“To mark what would have been the start of finals weekend of the famous @Wimbledon Championships, The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by surprise guest Sir @andy_murray, as she spoke to young tennis players from Bond Primary School in South London.
“The former Wimbledon Champion shared his experiences of playing tennis growing up and how he’s managed training over the last few months.”