Prince William takes his royal duties seriously!
On Thursday, Oct. 17, Kate Middleton's hubby hosted his first investiture, presenting awards to individuals recognized for a variety of achievements in the United Kingdom. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was inducted into the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to tennis.
Funnily enough, Murray feared he might not make it to Buckingham Palace in time for the investiture. "In the middle of a drug test," he tweeted, "hahaha I'm goin to be late!!!"
Fortunately, Murray made it! He also had only kind things to say about William. "He seemed pretty confident," the Scottish athlete told the Telegraph. "We were expecting it to be 10 or 15 seconds, but he talked quite a bit with everyone…He was very nice."
"He's a normal person," he added. "He seems to handle everything incredibly well."
Murray said he and the royal spoke about his post-championship back surgery and thanked him for a note Duchess Kate wrote to him congratulating him for winning Wimbledon. "She has unbelievable handwriting," he revealed. (Like anyone is surprised by that!)
In addition to Murray, William presented honors to Vicar Of Dibley producer Jon Plowman, broadcaster Aled Jones and conservationist Helen Butler. Queen Elizabeth II typically presides over investitures throughout the year, but as William shifts into his role as a full-time royal, he might be doing more of this in the future.