Sir Andy Murray receives knightood

Sir Andy Murray said he wished his two young daughters had been old enough to see him receive his knighthood from the Prince of Wales.

Murray was dubbed a knight by Charles during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony for services to tennis and charity.

He issued a brief statement about the knighthood after the ceremony, saying: “I’m very proud to receive it. It’s a nice day to spend with my family – my wife and parents are here.

“I’d have liked to [have brought] my kids but I think they’re a bit young. I’ll show them the medal when I get home.”

The Scot and wife Kim are parents of three-year-old Sophia Olivia and 18-month-old Edie.

The knighthood was announced in the 2016 New Year Honours.

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.

He announced during a tearful press conference at the Australian Open in January that he plans to retire after Wimbledon this year due to the pain in the joint.

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