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Judy Murray dishes on what Duchess Catherine is really like

The mother of tennis world number 2, Andy Murray, recalls the moment she and the Duchess of Cambridge engaged in a friendly match.

Back in February, the Duchess of Cambridge went on her first solo engagement to Edinburgh, Scotland to take a swing in a game of tennis with Andy Murray’s mother, Judy at a local high school.
The 34-year-old royal enjoyed a fun-filled day visiting multiple schools before she made a quick costume change into a $440 pair of Monreal London tracksuit pants to attend a tennis coaching session at Craigmount High School from the Wimbledon winner’s proud mother.
The active mum was right at home on the court!
Recalling the memorable moment the two women went head to head on the court, Judy said, "She came and joined us in Edinburgh when she was on one of her visits."
"And it was wonderful because she is a huge tennis fan."
Watch the two hit it out in the video player below! Post continues...
"She's also a parent and I always say that the parents are the hidden workforce. If they can help the kids to develop the skills they need to play the sport, then they come into your sport better able to do it,” the 56-year-old went on, noting the importance of an active upbringing.
“For me it was wonderful to have her there because she was genuinely so enthusiastic and meant it."
At the time of the visit, Judy, who runs a tennis coaching workshop called Tennis On The Road, had just become a grandmother to Andy and Sophia’s baby Sophia Olivia, so naturally, the two women had plenty to talk about.
According to Mrs Murray, Kate couldn’t wait to start teaching her own little ones the UK’s favourite game!
"She had lots of questions during the session and many, many after the session and that's a really good sign. She was keen to be able to understand how she could help her children to enjoy sport,” she said at the time.
Can you just imagine little George teaching his sister how to serve?
“She was talking about at what age can a child hold a racquet. It’s about strength. I was saying to her with children of George's age you start with a balloon and the hand. It is about doing the right thing at the right time.”
Yes, we're thinking it too... Perhaps the next generation of royals will be pros on the court!
If Prince George, two, and Princess Charlotte, one, are anything like their mum, they'll be naturals!

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