Andy Murray receives his knighthood at Buckingham Palace

16 Mai 2019 | by Greg Evans

Andy Murray, from now on, Sir Andy Murray has received his knighthood in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace - more than two years after he was awarded the honour.

  • Andy Murray receives his knighthood at Buckingham Palace

Sir Andrew Barron Murray, who is a Unicef UK ambassador, received the knighthood for services to tennis and charity.

The knighthood was announced in the 2016 New Year Honours, capping a momentous 12 months which saw him win a second Wimbledon title, retain his Olympic crown, named BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the third time, and finish the season as world number one.

Recipients are allowed to choose when to collect their honour, and the delay was due to a combination of Murray’s hectic schedule and the effect of the knighthood ceremony on his career-threatening hip problem.

In a brief statement, the MailOnline reported that he said: "I'm very proud to receive it. It's a nice day to spend with my family; my wife and parents are here.

He said he would like to have brought his children to the ceremony, but felt that three-year-old Sophia Olivia and 18-month-old Edie were too young.

"I'll show them the medal when I get home," he said.

It is still unclear if the former world number one will compete in the tournament in London as he continues his rehabilitation following a successful hip surgery.

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