The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Final at the Centre Court. The Duchess of Cambridge is the patron of the All England Tennis & Croquet Club since 2016. The Royal couple watch Ashleigh Barty beat Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in a spectacular game.
Last week, it was reported that the Duchess of Cambridge came into a contact with COVID-19 positive so she had to isolate herself for 10 days.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were scheduled to attend the NHS anniversary event together on Monday but Prince William attended the events alone. The Duchess of Cambridge made an earlier appearance at Wimbledon last week on Friday.
Prince William and Duchess Catherine watched the match from the Royal Box where they were seated with the President of the All England Club The Duke of Kent, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The Royal couple was seen chatting with former Tennis champions, Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King. The Duchess of Cambridge is a keen tennis lover. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are already playing tennis at the Anmer Hall court following their Mummy’s steps. The Tennis Champion Roger Federer is a Middleton Family friend. In 2017, talking about her love for the game, The Duchess of Cambridge said,
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. You know everyone’s still there in their whites, Wimbledon still looks as amazing as it did as I remember it as a youngster, you’ve got the strawberries and cream. And, you know, every time Wimbledon is on I’m there thinking, ‘Yes, I can do, I can do the same’. Get that racket. Sadly never, never the same results.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2021
Ashleigh Barty, the world No.1, is Australia’s first Australian female Wimbledon singles champion in 41 years. Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova in an absorbing three-set encounter between two debutant finalists.
A video of the day.
As the patron of the AELTC, The Duchess of Cambridge presented the trophy to Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and runner-up Chech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova.
It was the first time that The Duchess presented the Women’s Singles Trophy before this she presented Gentlemen’s Singles trophy in 2019. The Duke of Kent, who has been the President for 5 Decades, is retiring from his position tomorrow where he will present the Gentleman’s Singles Final trophy that will be his last.
Love how William stood a little bit behind his wife to give her that moment as Patron.
— ChristinZ (@ChristinsQueens) July 10, 2021
Before leaving, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with the winners and congratulated them.
We will see the Duchess of Cambridge back in the Royal Box tomorrow to watch the Gentleman’s Singles Final where the defending champion Novak Djokovic will be standing against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) July 10, 2021
The Duchess of Cambridge also met Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett too following their fourth men’s wheelchair doubles title.
For the day, The Duchess of Cambridge chose a gorgeous emerald green Emilia Wickstead Dress. Thanks to @innominate_93 on Twitter for the id.
The dress seems to be a bespoke version of the label’s Denver Sleeveless Cloque Midi Dress. Catherine had the midi dress altered with the sleeves and bodice that seem to be from the label’s Darcey dress and Melinda gown. Thanks to UfonoMore for pointing out that fine detail. The luxurious cloqué dress features cap sleeves, a tailored bodice with a pleated skirt.
The Duchess brought her Kiki McDonough “Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings” that she first wore in India in 2016
Catherine was carrying her Mulberry Small Amberley Crossbody White Small Classic Grain Bag also debuted last week.
At the court, Catherine was wearing her Ray-Ban Chris Sunglasses
The Duchess was wearing her Amaia Kids Blue Phoebe Duchess face mask.