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.

  • <
  • Queen cheers on Andy Murray to win at Wimbledon

  • >
  • 1 of 6

Most Read Stories

Follow us on

Featured content

Red Carpet

All the latest news and pictures from the red carpet

Jennifer Lawrence

The latest news and pictures of the hot young Hollywood actress and star of Silver Linings Playbook