Kate Middleton stole the show at Wimbledon once again as she arrived for the thirteenth day of the famed tennis tournament this Saturday.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is an avid tennis fan and patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, was seen with a dazzling smile as she enjoyed the ladies’ final between Elena Rybakina and OnsJabeur.
Prince William wasn’t present for the ladies’ final, but he is due to join his wife for the gentlemen’s final which will see Nick Kyrgios go up against Novak Djokovic after Rafael Nadal withdrew from his match with Kyrgios.
Kate opted for a fabulous yellow Roksanda dress, fitting for a sunny day watching the court.
The Duchess remained fixated on the match, shielding herself from the rays with a glamourous pair of sunglasses and a stylish straw hat she was seen carrying around the event.
Coming from a tennis-loving family, it’s no surprise that Kate is an avid tennis fan. She has even shared some anecdotes involving tennis giving us an insight into her childhood – even one that left her mortified.
Speaking on the BBC documentary Sue Baker: Our Wimbledon, the Duchess recalled a moment when her father tried to play it cool when meeting former British number one tennis player Tim Henman.
“My father is not going to appreciate this but we were walking past Tim Henman and we had just seen Sampras play. My dad said very coolly, ‘Hi Pete’. I was mortified,” said the Duchess.
Speaking more broadly about her love for the sport, Kate said: “I have watched Wimbledon, that was very much part of my growing up. It’s such a quintessential part of the English summer, and I think it really inspires youngsters, myself, it inspired me when I was younger to get involved in the game. It hasn’t changed either, I think that’s what’s so wonderful.”
As for her mother’s experience with tennis, the Duchess shared: “Roger [Federer] is my mother’s heartthrob. I don’t think she will mind me saying that! I think he probably knows that too.”
The royals and the Cambridges in particular have been regular spectators at Wimbledon during the whole tournament.
Earlier this week Kate and William were joined by Kate’s parents, Michael and Carol. They watched Djokovic beat Sinner in the quarter-finals and British hopeful Cameron Norrie’s victory over Goffin.