The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, today joined his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, who is the patron of AELTC, at the Wimbledon Men Singles Final to watch Roger Federer clashing with Novak Djokovic on a sunny day in the royal box. Yesterday, Duchess attended the ladies final and men’s double with her sister Pippa Middleton Matthews.
This was Catherine’s third appearance at the tennis tournament this year and overall 15th. Catherine who has attended the tournament almost every year was joined by her husband on the same day last year too. It’s lovely to see the couple enjoying the day together.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and one of the British Summer and Royal Calendar highlight. Since 1877, it has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon – a private club founded on 23 July 1868 in London and is played on outdoor grass courts. Duchess took the patronage of the AELTC in December 2016 from Her Majesty.
Before the match, William and Catherine met with the ballboys and ballgirls.
A video of the couple. They were once again welcomed by the Wimbledon Chairman and his wife Gill Brook. Gill commented on the couple’s coordinating look.
The Duke of Kent, President of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, and The Duke of Cambridge congratulate the players, ball boys and girls, staff and referees who have all made this year’s Wimbledon tournament a huge success.
The royal couple took the front row in the royal box to enjoy the match. During the match, Prince Louis gets signed Stan Smith shoes.
Catherine’s reactions during the match are worth waiting for a year.
It was an incredible match between two great players that lasted 5 sets for more than 2 hours. It was the longest singles final in the history of Wimbledon. Finally, the previous Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic was able to keep his title with 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3).
A match for the ages…
The moment @DjokerNole retained his crown to become #Wimbledon champion for a fifth time after a historic men’s singles final#JoinTheStory pic.twitter.com/zDQlEBviMD
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019
The last shot of the match and the moment when Novak Djokovic retained his crown to become Wimbledon champion for the fifth time after a historic men’s singles final.
Today was the another first in the Wimbledon History. The AELTC Patron, Duchess of Cambridge presented the trophy at the tournament for the first time. It must have been a serene moment for Catherine who is a keen tennis fan and comes from a family where tennis is a sort of family thing. Watching her today presenting the trophy were her Mother Carole Middleton, sister Pippa Middleton Matthews and her younger brother James Middleton.
Usually, it is the Duke of Kent who has been President of the club for almost 50 years, presents the winning trophies.
Novak Djokovic bowed very sincerely to the Duchess before accepting his 5th Wimbledon Title.
Duchess congratulating Roger Federer, the runner-up after the longest match. Roger is a Middleton Family Friend who has also given private lessons to Prince George recently at Middleton family home in Berkshire.
For the day, Duchess debuted a new Emilia Wickstead Dress. She was wearing the label’s Jordin A-Line Cotton-Blend Dress in baby blue. Huge thanks to @Clouringtheclo1 on the twitter for the id.
The £605 dress from label’s Spring 2019 collection has a fitted bodice, square neckline and a pleated skirt. The fully lined dress has a concealed zip fastening along the back and twisted strap detailing on the sleeves. The dress is also available in baby pink.
Catherine paired the dress with a new pair of pumps. She debuted Aldo Nicholes ankle strap pumps. Thanks to Laura on the quick id (although Yours truly also own the same pair, but was late to point it out). The $80 shoes are described as, “A 40s inspired stacked heel ankle strap pump, swathed in luxurious faux suede, brings a vintage touch to an indisputable must-have for the modern girl”.
Duchess brought back her In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings from Swedish label that we saw first time during Sweden visit in January 2018. A great coincident is, Duchess has worn the earrings twice since it’s debuted on July 14 that is the birth date of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria.
Catherine was carrying her UFO Clutch that she debuted in 2017 at the garden party. Lady Parky on twitter thinks its vintage Joseph clutch.
Her Ray-Ban Wayfarer II 55mm Sunglasses and Wimbledon bow finished the look.
Yesterday, while Catherine was out with her sister and sister-in-law to enjoy Wimbledon Ladies’ final match, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were having a family day out with their grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton at a local summer festival in Berkshire. People’s Magzine reported,
Enjoying all the traditional stalls and games at Englefield Summer Fete, 5-year-old George and his 4-year-old sister Charlotte had a blast with Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. “They were having such fun going from stall to stall, playing on all the games,” a local villager tells PEOPLE, adding: “George did pretty well at the ‘crockery smash’ stall. He looked very pleased with himself.”
Enjoying all the traditional stalls and games at Englefield Summer Fete, 5-year-old George and his 4-year-old sister Charlotte had a blast with Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.
“They were having such fun going from stall to stall, playing on all the games,” a local villager tells PEOPLE, adding: “George did pretty well at the ‘crockery smash’ stall. He looked very pleased with himself.”
The royal siblings enjoyed several turns on the inflatable bouncy slides, exploring the small gathering as they held hands with Kate’s parents.
“They were so cute, and Charlotte particularly was very friendly, politely saying hello to other children. George was running around, exactly like all the other children,“ says the local.
As the kids are on summer break, so Palace has not announced any schedule engagement for Duchess of Cambridge. I am expecting one or two unannounced engagements in the upcoming weeks otherwise we will see William and Catherine at the King’s Cup in August.