William and Kate drop in on Wimbledon, do the wave in the Royal Box
Prince William and bride Kate surprised fourth-seeded Andy Murray as they made their first appearance as a married couple in Wimbledon's Royal Box on Monday.
British player Murray cooperated by winning his fourth-round match over Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2, and afterward Murray apologized because he had a scruffy little beard. He did, however, manage a courtly bow to the couple after his victory.
"If I'd known they were coming, I would have shaved," Murray said. "I was thinking to myself as I came off that I was sweaty and very hairy. I said to them, 'I'm sorry, I'm a bit sweaty.' "
Kate wore a summery, off-white dress, suitable for the warmest day yet of the tournament. The royal couple walked into the box with former champion Billie Jean King, a six-time singles champion here.
-- Diane Pucin, reporting from Wimbledon
Photo: Kate, with Billie Jean King, left, and husband Prince William, participates in doing the wave during the fourth round of Wimbledon, June 27, 2011. Credit: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images