Kate Middleton to team up with Roger Federer for an inspiring new project

Kate Middleton and Roger Federer are joining forces for a special day of tennis, with all ticket sales going to charity.

Kate Middleton to team up with Roger Federer , Roger Federer side by side with Kate Middleton
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Kate Middleton and tennis star Roger Federer are partnering up for an exciting new venture to raise money for disadvantaged children.


Kate Middleton has confirmed she will be teaming up with 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer (opens in new tab) for a charitable collaboration that will raise money for vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

The pair will be partnering up for the Laver Cup (opens in new tab) ‘Open Day Practice’, which will take place at the O2 on September 22 and will allow fans to watch Federer and fellow tennis pros practice for the upcoming Laver Tournament. All ticket proceeds will be split between charities Action for Children and the LTA foundation, both of which Kate is a patron.

Taking to Twitter to announce the news, Federer tweeted, “Excited to announce that Laver Cup is partnering with The Duchess of Cambridge this year to raise funds for two incredible charities – @actionforchildrenuk and the @LTA Tennis Foundation. 

“Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you in London!”- With The Duchess of Cambridges’ official account also retweeting the post. 

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This project is one that is very close to Kate’s heart as not only is she a mother of three, but an avid fan of tennis. It was also revealed that her kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have taken up tennis (opens in new tab), with George even getting to attend Wimbledon (opens in new tab) this year for his ‘treat day.’

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Men's Singles Final at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2022 in London, England.

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Royal fans were delighted with the new project and were quick to share their support for Federer’s post. One fan tweeted, “Brilliant!! Can’t wait to see this partnership”

While another fan remarked, “Such a fun event for wonderful charities!!” with a third fan adding, “How fantastic is this!! Brilliant news.”

Fans have also expressed their hopes at seeing Kate’s own tennis skills and they could be in luck, as she has previously shown off her sporting talents - namely playing football in heels (opens in new tab) and playing Rugby as she was announced as the new Patron of the Rugby Football League (opens in new tab) and Rugby Football Union.