Prince Charles could be in for a novel present from his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, on Thursday night.
The Duchess, better known as Charles’ wife, Camila, was sitting next to Wimbledon chairman, Philip Brook, in the Royal Box on Thursday to watch Andy Murray in action in the second round. After winning the match, Murray did the traditional throwing of the his wristbands into the crowd. There’s no way of knowing whether he intended to send a wristband the way of the Royal Box after his 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 win over Robin Haase, but that’s where it landed.
Murray saw the whole thing play out and later took note that the Duchess was in possession of his sweaty sweatband.
“The wristband actually hit the chairman of Wimbledon,” he said. “He was there with her. Normally you see who catches it. Then the Duchess opened up her bag and my wristband was in there, so he obviously had given it to her.”
Who knew? The Royals can be just like any other tennis fan, blue blood or not, seeking a souvenir from a favorite player.