Duchess Catherine teams up with THIS celeb to surprise primary school children

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Duchess Catherine surprised a group of young tennis players by teaming up with a special celebrity guest during a virtual visit.

How did Duchess Catherine surprise the children?

After speaking to the young tennis fans from Bond Primary School in Mitcham, South London, she said, "I've got a very important person here that's going to come and join us.

"That would love to meet you guys and might be able to share some tennis tips as well with you.

"I'll give you a few clues and see if you can guess who this special guest might be.

"So he... is a he. He plays tennis for Great Britain. He's a two-time Olympic champion.

"He's a former World Number One... Can you possibly guess who this might be?"

One pupil guessed Andy Murray and moments later, the former Wimbledon champion appeared on screen to join Kate.

The Duchess, who is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, made the royal virtual visit to mark what would have been the Wimbledon finals.

In a tweet accompanying footage of the conversation, Kensington Palace tweeted, "To mark what would have been the start of finals weekend of the famous Wimbledon Championships, The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by surprise guest Sir Andy Murray, as she spoke to young tennis players from Bond Primary School in South London."

During the call, Andy revealed how he's found lockdown. He said, "We're doing the home schooling which is difficult, but at times I really enjoyed it as well.

"I was going out on my road bike which was something I've never done before, so that’s something kind of new that I learned I enjoy during lockdown.

"It's quite important in these times to stay as active as you can because it good for the mind as well."

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