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Old 12-17-2012, 11:55 AM   #1006
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
Dan, that is not quite right. Prince Philipp showed up at the Hoad-Cooper final 1957 and attended the victory ceremony. I have seen pictures of this. The Queen never has been especially Wimbledon friendly. She gave Laver the trophy in 1962 and Virginiai Wade in 1977. It could be that she was present as a young girl togther with her King Father, when Kramer won in 1947. Or was it Princess Margaret, maybe both young girls.
Apparently the Queen attended the 1957 final and watched Hoad beat Cooper from the stands, Prince Philip presenting the trophy.
Her aversion to Wimbledon is known to stem from the 1926 men's doubles, in which her father competed, and insisted on not receiving any special treatment by the other players. He became the "target" in a one-sided beating, and I think that the other players should have ignored his advice, and given him some room to shine. Better business.

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