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Reggie Jackson Has Been Unceremoniously Banned: Queen To Attend Wimbledon

Great news for lovers of both the British monarchy and lawn tennis, bad news for former baseball players/hypnotized assassins: for the first time in 33 years, Queen Elizabeth II will take in a little bit of championship tennis when she visits the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to take in some grand slam tennis matches at Wimbledon on June 24th. Via SI/AP:

In a statement on the Wimbledon website, All England Club chairman Tim Phillips said “we are delighted and honored that the queen has indicated that she will be attending the championships this year and we very much look forward to welcoming Her Majesty back to Wimbledon.”

The queen will presumably be hoping to watch Andy Murray, who is under immense pressure to become the first British men’s Wimbledon champion since Fred Perry in 1936.

Where’s Frank Drebin when you need him? Crap, even Nordberg would do in a pinch at this point.

Queen Elizabeth planning to attend Wimbledon [SI/AP]