Kate Middleton was 'banned' from Wimbledon despite begging to be allowed to go

Wimbledon is in full swing and a whole host of famous faces have been gracing Centre Court's royal box.

And a regular in the box is the Duchess of Cambridge, who is a huge tennis fan as well as being patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

But it seems that one year she was stopped from attending the tournament

despite her pleas to be allowed to go - and missed a huge British win.

It came in 2013 when Andy Murray made it to the men's final and was gunning to become

the first British man to win the Grand Slam since Fred Perry in 1936.

Kate it seems was eager to be at Wimbledon to cheer him on

but was heavily pregnant with Prince George at the time, so was advised to watch the match from home.

She told sports host Sue Barker on the BBC documentary Our Wimbledon: "I was very heavily pregnant with George so I wasn't able to turn up."