Rod Laver, a champion at Wimbledon, honors Queen Elizabeth II

Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Australian tennis icon Rod Laver offered his sincere sympathies to the Royal Family. The Buckingham Palace reported that Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. UK time. She was 96 years old.

Laver won Wimbledon four times and concluded his career with 11 Grand Slam singles trophies. Wimbledon was visited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1957, 1962, 1977, and 2010. Laver won his second Wimbledon championship in 1962, the same year the Queen gave him the Wimbledon trophy.

“The Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom have my sincere condolences during this difficult time. Godspeed, Your Majesty “Laver tweeted something.

The Royal Family and the citizens of the United Kingdom have my sincere condolences during this difficult time. Godspeed, Your Majesty. pic.twitter.com/PTiaIhmPqp — Rod Laver on September 8, 2022 (@rodlaver)

Wimbledon and Laver honored the Queen.

The AELTC paid respect to the Queen on Thursday and sent their sincere sympathies to the Royal Family.

“We at the All England Club would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the Royal Family on the sad occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s demise. Her Majesty spent her whole life serving the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, a task she carried out for 70 years with a great deal of knowledge, dignity, and charm.

Her Majesty served as our former Patron for 64 years, and her attendance at The Championships in 1957, 1962, 1977, and 2010 was remembered fondly and enthusiastically by teammates, players, and fans alike.

We would like to honor Her Majesty for her long and steadfast devotion to the Commonwealth, the All England Club, and The Championships as our Patron, and recognize her exceptional legacy as Britain’s longest-serving queen.”

This year, The Championships were visited by Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, as well as the Royal Foundation. Nine-year-old Prince George made his Wimbledon debut. The Royal Family met Novak Djokovic after the match, who allowed Prince George to briefly handle the championship trophy.