Written by Staff Writer
World tennis star Emma Raducanu was announced on Tuesday as the first celebrity guest to play with the Duchess of Cambridge and play for a charity in the UK, part of the Make It Digital program.
“I am extremely honored to be joining the Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon. I have supported all causes close to my heart, such as children, and am so excited to be able to join forces with Her Royal Highness on the tennis court, and to help bring attention to the UK’s digital literacy,” said the 25-year-old, who returned to London from Prague.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, said, “Emma’s passion for sport and commitment to the third sector have meant that she has spent much of her life helping people in need and by partnering with the Action on Addiction charity, we have the perfect platform for her to continue her important work in sport and mental health.”
Raducanu’s wife Maria Josea Savea-Campbell, and children are also coming to London for the tennis tournament. She said, “The great thing about being in Wimbledon is that it is going to be such a great experience for them. They get to watch a very big event, which is something they’ve never done before, and also playing with the Duke of Cambridge, which means so much to me.”
The Make It Digital Program is a new initiative for the Duke of Cambridge which aims to engage young people and their families with charity causes on the grass court of Wimbledon.