Duchess of Cornwall leaves Wimbledon with a sweaty Andy Murray wristband

Camilla has tucked the memento in her bag after watching the Scot's second round win

Click to follow
The Independent Online

The Duchess of Cornwall was leaving Wimbledon today with a rather unusual gift.

Whilst most fans visiting the All England Club hope to depart with a few memories, it seems Camilla left with a memento too.

Prince Charles's wife opted to shun her usual place in the Centre Court's Royal Box to watch Andy Murray, who was playing his second-round match on Court One.

When she stood up to give the British number one a standing ovation for his commanding performance against Robin Haase, little did she know that seconds later she would be the proud owner of a sweaty Murray wristband.


"I heard that she was coming today. I saw her briefly after the match," the 2013 champion said.

The Duchess of Cornwall meets Rafa Nadal

"But the wristband actually hit the chairman (Philip Brook.) of Wimbledon. He was there with her. Normally you see who catches it. Then the Duchess opened up her bag and my wristband was in there, so he obviously had given it to her."

Additional reporting by Reuters