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away in 2003, but an exception comes about if Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II or the Prince of Wales is in attendance.
Of course, it would be difficult to imagine a spectator enjoying a stop at Wimbledon during the tournament’s fortnight and not partaking of the tournament’s signature culinary offering of strawberries and cream. That would be like not sipping a mint julip at the Kentucky Derby or not tasting a pimento cheese sandwich at the Masters.
The estimate for servings of strawberries and cream during the tournament surpasses 190,000. Wimbledon certainly makes the day of farmers in County Kent.
Johnny Perkins, head of public relation for the All-England Club, told a television network that “(strawberries and cream) were part of afternoon tea, which had become a fashionable ritual, and that took root at Wimbledon.”