Kate Middleton was ‘mortified’ by dad’s comment to Pete Sampras at Wimbledon

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Kate Middleton has revealed that the actions of her dad Michael Middleton at Wimbledon one year left her 'mortified'.

The Duchess is one of Wimbledon's most famous faces and is frequently seen in the Royal Box at the events.

However, when she and her family are released to the general public, things can sometimes go pear-shaped as Kate recalls.

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Speaking to the BBC, Kate said that on one occasion her father had tried to play it cool in front of former British number one Tim Henman with disastrous consequences.

She said: "My father is not going to appreciate this, but we were walking past Tim Henman and we had just seen Sampras play," Kate told sports presenter Barker. "My dad said very coolly, 'Hi Pete'.

"I was mortified!"

Indeed it's not all been plain sailing for Kate at the championships.

Last year when she was about to watch British star Dan Evans, she discovered she had been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19 and was forced to make a dramatic exit.

Stringent rules at the time meant that anybody who had been in close contact with a case had to go into self-isolation.

This meant she had to leave the tennis and immediately return home to Kensington Palace to carry out her quarantine period.

At this point, Kate had received her coronavirus vaccine and it is believed she tested negative for the virus, The Mirror reports.

However, it did mean she had to miss some engagements that week but was out of isolation to return to Wimbledon for the ladies' final, which saw Ashleigh Barty take the title.

She was also back at the club a day later for the men's final, won by Novak Djokovic, before she paid a trip to Wembley for England's Euro 2020 final against Italy.

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