Andy Murray nearly misses appointment to collect OBE from the Duke of Cambridge
The British number one was being honoured for his recent successes
Thursday 17 October 2013
After winning two grand slams and an Olympic gold medal, Andy Murray has been given the royal seal of approval.
Murray received his Officer of
the Order of the British Empire medal from the Duke of Cambridge today, having been awarded the honor in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's honors list for services to tennis following his victories at the US Open and
London Olympics in 2012.
The Scot, who also won Wimbledon three months ago, nearly didn't make it to the ceremony, though.
Hours before making his way to Buckingham Palace, Murray tweeted: "In the middle of a drug test hahaha I'm goin to be late!!"
Murray, who is currently out of action after undergoing season-ending back surgery, attended the ceremony with his girlfriend and parents and spoke to Prince William for about a minute while receiving the honor.
"He just asked me about my surgery and asked me how I had been since Wimbledon," said Murray, who added that he would back training in four weeks.
Murray also revealed that Prince William's wife, Kate, wrote a letter to him after Wimbledon.
"I told him her handwriting is fantastic," Murray said.
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