Queen cheers on Andy Murray to win at Wimbledon

Thursday June 24, 2010

It must have been a career highlight for Andy Murray as the Queen was among those applauding his second-round victory at Wimbledon this week.

Before taking on Finland's Jarkko Nieminen on Centre Court, the Scotsman bowed to the monarch – making an appearance at the All England Club for the first time in 33 years.

During the Queen's last visit – on July 1, 1977, Virginia Wade won the ladies' singles championship.

This time around, players past and present – including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Martina Navratilova - were invited to meet the sovereign ahead of her arrival to the royal box.

Some of the players then attended a lunch with the Queen where the menu included salmon, honey-marinated chicken and the Wimbledon favourite of strawberries and cream.

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