Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t contain her delight as she met Great Britain’s US Open Champions, including Grand Slam winner Emma Raducanu.

She joined a homecoming celebration, hosted by the Lawn Tennis Association at the National Tennis Centre in London on Friday.

Avid tennis fan the Duchess got to congratulate 18-year-old Emma, Joe Salisbury, Alfie Hewitt and Gordon Reid in person at the event and heard about their experiences of the tournament in New York.

The Duchess, who has been patron of the LTA since 2017, and is a regular at Wimbledon.

Following Emma’s victory against Canada’s Leylah Fernandez at the US Open final on 11 September, she shared a personal message on Twitter, writing: “Huge congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!

The Queen also sent Emma a heartfelt letter, which the Bromley-based champion revealed she was going to frame.


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