On Monday, on the opening day of the Wimbledon Centre Stadium game in London, the announcer told the audience that some special guests were present.
People who played a key role in the UK’s response to the epidemic coronavirus Pandemics—from transport workers to medical staff from the British National Health Service—are invited to sit in the royal box.
But the announcer only partially approved the list before the crowd reacted.
“Nowadays [the special guests] Including leaders who have developed a vaccine against COVID,” the announcer said, while the camera zoomed in Mrs. Sara Gilbert, Professor of vaccinology at Oxford University, who led the team that developed the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Thanks to her efforts, Gilbert won lady Earlier this month, when she was included in the Queen’s birthday honour list.
When the Wimbledon audience realized who was there, they burst into applause, which quickly turned into standing applause.
As the cheers continued for more than a minute, Gilbert seemed at a loss.
People on the Internet were deeply moved by a viral video of standing ovation.
The Twitter accounts of the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton also reposted the video and expressed their gratitude.
This year’s Wimbledon Tennis Open is the first tournament since 2019. Last year’s event was cancelled due to the epidemic.
The audience members are No need to wear a mask When sitting down, you need to provide a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination status.