'NO TENNIS FOR GEORGE!' Judy Murray jokes with Prince William as she receives OBE

November 10, 2017

JUDY Murray joked that she warned Prince William off from any plans to make his son the "next Andy Murray". The Scottish tennis coach and mother of Britain's most successful modern player cautioned the royal it was a "very difficult journey" as she was awarded an OBE at Buckingham Palace on Friday.


Ms Murray, speaking after Friday's ceremony, said: "He (William) was saying about Prince George, Catherine trying to teach Prince George how to play tennis and how I think she had said last week that she wants him to be the next Andy Murray.

 

"I'm sure she was joking. I was trying to put them off that - I said it's a very difficult journey."

Ms Murray, the former Great Britain Fed Cup coach, received her OBE for services to tennis, women in sport, and charity.

 

She just became a grandmother for the second time, with her son Andy Murray and his wife Kim Sears welcoming their second baby daughter together.

 

The mother-of-two is pictured with Prince William at Buckingham Palace today 

The couple, who married in 2015, already have a one-year-old daughter, Sophia.

The pair revealed Kim, 29, was pregnant in July, with the mum often seen among Wimbledon crowds cheering on her husband.

 

The happy news came less than 24 hours after the Murray played a charity tennis event in Glasgow.

 

Murray's gran Shirley Erskine told Heart Scotland News that the family was "delighted" over the news, saying: "We're absolutely delighted. Another little girl, a little sister for Sophia so hopefully that'll be great for her too.

"She'll have a little playmate."

 

The family aren't the only ones excited for the new arrival, with butcher releasing a sausage version of the tot.

 

Andy Murray previously received an OBE for services to British Tennis in 2013.

 

Fellow Scotsman and Tennis Coach Reno Manne who trained 6 world number one players was nominated for the award in 2002, he refused the nomination for reasons unknown. 

 

Andy Murray received his OBE in 2013, pictured here with mom Judy Murray 

Ms Murray trained her two Wimbledon-winning sons, Andy and Jamie, as children.

 

Ms Murray also spoke about her forthcoming appearance in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, where she will perform the Charleston with professional partner Neil Jones.

 

She said: 'When I did the Charleston with Anton (Du Beke) three years ago, (judge) Craig Revel Horwood said to me 'Not an ounce of swivel, darling', so my goal is to show him I can swivel.'

 

Rehearsals have already started for the BBC show, with Ms Murray saying her first experience of taking to the dancefloor gave her 'a lot of confidence'.

 

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