Queen Elizabeth II is to step down as patron of Wimbledon after more than 60 years and is handing over the role to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that Britains monarch plans to relinquish similar associations with more than 20 U.K. organisations at the end of the year; she will pass many on to other members of the royal family.The changes will have an impact on six other British sporting bodies: the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Rugby Football Union (RFU), Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), British Cycling Federation, and the Rugby Football League (RFL).The Queen, who celebrated her 90th birthday last April, has been patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), which hosts Wimbledon, since 1952.She last visited the grand slam in 2010, when she met past and present players, including Andy Murray, Martina Navratilova, Roger Federer, the Williams sisters, and Billie Jean King, as well as ball boys, girls, and officials.By contrast, the Duchess of Cambridge has been regularly seen in recent years at The Championships.We would like to thank Her Majesty for her long and unwavering service during her time as our Patron, said Philip Brook, chairman of the AELTC. We remain immensely proud of her role in the history of the club and The Championships.Buckingham Palace said in a statement: At the end of the Queens 90th birthday year, Her Majesty will step down as patron from a number of national organisations. The patronages will be passed on to other members of the Royal Family in the coming months.This decision follows the example set by the Duke of Edinburgh, who resigned from a number of patronages on the occasion of his 90th birthday in 2011.Prince Harry will become patron of the RFU and RFL.*Press Association Sport contributed to this report Custom Larry Doby Jersey . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. Omar Vizquel Jersey Large . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. http://www.customindiansjersey.com/custom-larry-doby-jersey-large-133b.html . Houston won 3-0 to advance to face New York in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Last in the game, Di Vaio and Romero got into a shoving match with several Houston players. Romero appeared to elbow and kick Houston defender Kofi Sarkodie. Custom Manny Ramirez Jersey . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. Custom Jim Thome Jersey . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. ACC officials are visiting Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the process in determining where to relocate the conferences football title game, sources told ESPNs Brett McMurphy.Orlando has been the prohibitive favorite to land the ACC title game, sources told ESPN two weeks ago, when the ACC announced it was moving its neutral-site championships.The ACC said it was pulling the football title game from Charlotte because of North Carolinas controversial House Bill 2 law, which limits the legal protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.?The ACCs executive committee must approve the new championship sites.The ACC also is looking to find new sites for its baseball, womens basketball, womens soccer, mens and womens swimmiing and diving, mens and womens tennis, and mens and womens golf championships.ddddddddddddThe Central Florida Sports Commission confirmed two weeks ago it was interested in hosting all the neutral-site events that would need to be relocated, ESPN.coms Andrea Adelson reported.If approved, the ACC football title game would be played Dec. 3 at Camping World Stadium.One of the early obstacles was a conflict with Floridas high school football championships (Class 4A-1A), scheduled for Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at Camping World Stadium. However, those high school games are expected to be moved to the following weekend, a source told ESPN. ' ' '