It says a lot for Prince William's down-to-earthness that Andy felt he could tease him about his handwriting. It probably made HRH feel more relaxed too given it was his first investiture. Shame that the drug testers couldn't at least have given him a little leeway on this occasion, although it's possible Andy may just have said that he had an appointment, but not where!
A wonderful photograph of a very memorable and happy occasion for Andy and all his family, and a very much deserved award as well. They will be so very proud of him, as are all of us.
I'm struck by how straight Andy stands in all the pics I've seen from the side.
I agree Ruthie, and I'm sure his naturally excellent posture will be beneficial in helping his back recover. He's absolutely right though in taking as long as necessary to get back to 100% fitness. He knows he's a got a long road of rehab in front of him but he knows equally well the price he would have to pay if he tried to rush things. Fortunately he has Kim and a great team around him to give him all the support he'll need, psychologically as well as physically.
I was speaking to an ex-colleague of mine yesterday and she has a friend that was at the palace when Andy was there. This friend said so many of the award recipients were asking Andy for a photo. She said he was so obliging and everyone seemed really thrilled to meet him. Who needs a Prince when you have the King of British tennis?
Thanks for sharing, Iona. It's great to see Andy at last being accepted and admired for the wonderful person he is. I really do think, as Masaka says, that he's now becoming a national treasure.