25 Jun 2010

The Queen watches Murray win at Wimbledon

5:43 am on 25 June 2010

Queen Elizabeth returned to Wimbledon today for the first time in 33 years to enjoy Britain's Andy Murray win his Centre Court match with regal ease.

The monarch certainly brings good luck to British players.

The last time she visited the tournament in her 1977 Silver Jubilee year, Virginia Wade won the women's title for Britain.

The crowd on the world's most famous tennis court rose to give the Queen a standing ovation when she took her seat in the Royal Box dressed in a turquoise outfit and matching hat.

To loud cheers, Murray and his Finnish opponent Jarkko Nieminen bowed to the Queen in perfect harmony.

Murray swept to an easy 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory.

Fifteen security staff ringed the court in case a streaker might be tempted to disrupt the match. None materialised.