Today, the Duchess of Cambridge, the patron of AELTC attended the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Final between Serena Williams and Simona Halep. Duchess who is a keen tennis fan became the patron in December 2016. Duchess was joined by her sister Pippa Middleton Matthews and sister-in-law Meghan Markle.
Duchess was received by the Wimbledon Chairman Philip Brook and his wife Gill upon arrival. During her last appearance at Wimbledon last week, it was reported that her eldest son Prince George has already had a practice session with tennis champion Roger Federer who is a Middleton Family’s Close friend. Cambridge’s have a tennis court at their family residence at Anmer Hall, where kids spend time playing tennis.
Duchess arrived earlier at the Wimbledon with her sister Pippa Middleton Matthews to have lunch with the club members and old champions.
The Duchess of Cambridge met junior players Kamilla Bartone, Oksana Selekhmeteva, Polina Kudermetova, and Giulia Morlet at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club ahead of the ladies final.
A small video of Duchess talking to the players, club members and old champions.
Catherine, who was in the royal box along with her sister Pippa Middleton Matthews and Meghan Markle, took her seat in the front row ahead of the match.
Here are our favourite moments of Wimbledon when we see Duchess’ reactions during the match.
The Romanian player Simona Halep becomes new Wimbledon champion after defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 with a magical performance. The Romanian tennis player wanted the Duchess of Cambridge to be present at the match she played and her wish was granted as Catherine cheered her up during the match. Duchess described today’s match between two strong players as “incredible”.
More From Wimbledon after today’s match:
History wastes no time listening to those who speak of what is likely to happen. History heeds only those who make it happen – and in the women’s final at Wimbledon 2019, Simona Halep wrote her own name large. The No.7 seed, whose name appeared on no one’s list of likely winners before The Championships began, became the first Romanian ever to win a Wimbledon title.
She stunned Serena Williams, the Centre Court crowd and almost everyone on Planet Tennis to triumph 6-2, 6-2 in just 55 minutes, with a display so resourceful, so near-flawless that there could be no answer. Two-and-a-half long years after Williams secured her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open, this toweringly remarkable woman found she must wait still longer for the elusive 24th crown to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record.
Twelve months ago Angelique Kerber defied her here; few could envisage Halep stonewalling Williams again on the same court – yet she did. In this battle of the former world No.1s, history was written, and history was denied; and the whole was utterly thrilling.
A big smile and a warm welcome for the winner.
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Duchess congratulated the new champion after the match. Simona seems really overwhelmed after her big day.
“Have you ever played a better match than that?”
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2019
The 2017 French open winner, Simona gave a wonderfully candid speech after winning the match.
Now to what Duchess wore – for the third year in a row, Duchess chose Italian label Dolce and Gabbana for the Wimbledon finale. She was wearing Dolce and Gabbana Green Midi Dress.
We saw the dress in September 2016 during the second Canada tour of Cambridge. The dress was described as, “Dolce & Gabbana’s dress was worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on a recent visit to Canada. This forest-green crepe piece has puffed sleeves, a pretty bow tie and white buttons, evocative of styles from the ’40s. We like how the stitched seams and raw Georgette trims playfully emphasize the craftsmanship”. Crafted from a silk mix crepe fabric the £2,150 forest green dress featured a self-fastening neck tie, gold buttons and a nipped-in waistline in a fit and flare silhouette with ruffled detailing on the sleeves.
Duchess chose to bring back her Rupert Sanderson Calice Pumps for the day that she first wore in 2016 during the royal tour of India.
Duchess protected her eyes from sunlight with her Ray-Ban Wayfarer II 55mm Sunglasses.
Tomorrow we will see Duchess back in the royal box with Duke of Cambridge.