BBC's Andrew Castle sparks backlash over Prince George remarks

BBC’s Andrew Castle makes major error as pundit accuses Prince George of misbehaving

BBC Sport commentator Andrew Castle has come under fire from Wimbledon final viewers after he mistakenly suggested Prince George had misbehaved at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

On Twitter, one tennis fan @enigma915 wrote: “Andrew Castle getting it wrong.

“George wasn’t misbehaving, it was Louis.”

Another @Juilethewok wrote: Just said the same in our house – if you’re gonna spout stuff at least get the right Prince!”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Wimbledon with Prince George ahead of the men’s singles final and were greeted by ball boys and girls as well as staff in the Millennium building before crossing the bridge over cheering crowds into Centre Court.

They sat in the royal box to watch Kyrgios attempt to defeat the defending champion.

Kate, who is patron of the All England Club, looked summery in a navy blue skirt and matching top with white polka dots by designer Alessandra Rich.

The royals first greeted a group of military personnel who are working as stewards at the championship – Lt Col Lucy Smith from the Army, deputy assistant commissioner Philip Morton, from the London Fire Brigade, Lt Commander Chris Boucher from the Royal Navy and Sergeant Jacquie Crook from the Royal Air Force.

Kate asked them about their roles and how many championships they had worked at Wimbledon, to which one replied: “19 years”.

She then explained to George what the group members do, saying: “They look after everybody to make sure the crowds are safe and happy, doing the right thing, in the right seats, making sure the grounds are safe.”

When asked about George coming to Wimbledon, she said: “Is this your first time? It is, isn’t it?” to which he replied: “Yes”.

When asked why Charlotte was not there, she said: “It’s George’s treat today.”

“We’ll see how long it lasts. He’ll support the winner,” added the Duke.

William then spoke to them about Kyrgios’ powerful serve and Djokovic’s experience in playing grand slam finals.

He added: “I think it’s going to be an electrifying spectacle.”


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