The Royal Family

George And Charlotte Join William And Kate For Wimbledon Men’s Final

Princess Charlotte has made her first visit to Wimbledon as she joins her parents and older brother to watch the men’s singles final.

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived with their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on Sunday afternoon for the last day of The Championships.

Wearing an emerald green dress and a pin with Wimbledon colours, the Princess of Wales held her daughter’s hand as they walked towards the players’ lawn, followed by Prince William and Prince George.

Princess Charlotte, 8, looked summery in a white and blue floral frock, with plaited hair tied with a blue ribbon, while George was dressed smartly in a navy jacket and tie.

George And Charlotte Join William And Kate For Wimbledon Men's Final

They spoke to a Wimbledon ball girl and ball boy, as well as representatives from the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, British Army and St John’s Ambulance.

They also met a police dog, a springer spaniel named Stella, who is marking her last year working at Wimbledon as she turns nine next year.

Later on Sunday afternoon the family will take their seats in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch Novak Djokovic attempt a record-equalling eighth Wimbledon title.

Djokovic will play world number one Carlos Alcaraz, 20, who has said the final will be the “best moment of my life”.

While the visit marks Princess Charlotte’s first time at the world famous lawn tournament, George, who celebrates his tenth birthday next Saturday, joined his parents at last year’s men’s final, with his father suggesting he was a Djokovic fan.

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As patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), the Princess of Wales will present the trophy to Sunday’s winner.

On Saturday she presented the Venus Rosewater Dish to the women’s singles champion, Czech Marketa Vondrousova, before consoling the distraught runner-up, Ons Jabeur.

Asked in a press conference what the Princess said to her, Tunisian star Jabeur said: “Same thing after last year – to encourage me to be strong, to come back and win a grand slam, win a Wimbledon.

George And Charlotte Join William And Kate For Wimbledon Men's Final

“Obviously she was very nice. She didn’t know if she wants to give me a hug or not. I told her hugs are always welcome from me.”

The Princess also congratulated Vondrousova on her win, telling the Wimbledon champion: “It’s as much a mental game as it is a physical game – so really impressive and a great game to watch.

“I hope you enjoy this moment. Good luck on your recovery and down time. Lovely to see you.”


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