Murray almost late to get royal honor

After winning two grand slams and an Olympic gold medal, Andy Murray has been given the royal seal of approval.

If you didn’t believe that drugs tests on athletes really are random, well, have a chat with Andy Murray.

Murray, who won gold at the 2012 Olympics, won the 2012 U.S. Open, and claimed this year’s Wimbledon title, was invited to Buckingham Palace to get a little love for his stellar showing.

Murray, after all, was the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years, so Tuesday he was honored with Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal by Prince William -- but not without some consternation.

Murray was apparently drug tested several hours before the ceremony and was almost late.

Murray, who is currently out of action after undergoing season-ending back surgery, attended the ceremony with his girlfriend and parents and spoke to Prince William for about a minute while receiving the honor.

"He just asked me about my surgery and asked me how I had been since Wimbledon," said Murray, who added that he would back training in four weeks.

Murray also revealed that Prince William's wife, Kate, wrote a letter to him after Wimbledon.

"I told him her handwriting is fantastic," Murray said.

We’re glad Murray didn’t miss his shindig, but this reminded us of another famed drug-testing encounter with Lolo Jones, who dragged testers out with her for her birthday.

 

At least these two know how to still have a little fun.