The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, made her first Wimbledon 2022 appearance on its 09th day with The Duke of Cambridge. Wimbledon has remained one of the stape events on Catherine’s summer calendar. An amateur Tennis player, The Duchess has attended the championship 18 times since joining the Royal family.
Her passion for tennis saw her receiving the patronage of AELTC in 2016 from Her Majesty The Queen. Following her mother’s footsteps, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have taken tennis lessons and the family has a tennis court at their country residence Anmer Hall.
We have been waiting for the Duchess to make her first appearance since the very first day of the tournament. The Cambridge family is going to have a busy summer. After Prince George and Princess Charlotte finish their term at Battersea this week, reportedly the family is moving to Adelaide Cottage on Windsor grounds with a plan to move into Windsor Castle eventually. George, Charlotte, and Louis will be starting at a new school in the Berkshire area this fall. So I think after this week I believe we won’t be seeing Catherine much for the rest of the July and August is always the family holiday month.
The couple watched British Player Cameron Norrie move to the Semi-Finals. Both William and Catherine definitely enjoyed their time in the Royal Box.
This year’s Wimbledon tournament is celebrating a special event – the 100th anniversary of the Centre Court. The center court was established in 1922 and witnessed many historic wins and losses throughout the 100 years. Giving the court a new touch, the court has a fresh walk-out approach, with a new “central reveal” directly below the Royal Box. The old tented rain-covering structure was removed and unused camera positions from a previous television broadcaster were repurposed which opened an extra three feet of space from the edge of the grass to the start of the stadium seating, allowing space for a new central reveal.
The court that used to have a side entry for the players now has a new walk-out right beneath the Royal Box from where the doors open and players walk out to the center court. From Wimbledon, “This year’s Championships pays homage and celebrates Centre Court: an engineering marvel of a structure built in just nine months; its iconic status in tennis and wider in sport, and the drama and iconic moments that have unfolded over the last 100 years. It is the center of our Championships and a witness to change and evolution. It is a stage that inspires dreams and the next century starts now. We are looking forward to writing the next chapter of The Championships’ and Centre Court’s story”.
Marking the big event, Wimbledon has a permanent museum that will put the Centre court on display showcasing its 100 years old history and achievements. Another temporary exhibition showcases Wimbledon’s move from Worple Road to Church Road, the building of Centre Court, and the bombing of World War II among other lesser-known stories of the Wimbledon centenary.
Last year, The Duchess of Cambridge took over the trophy presentation and many other duties from the outgoing President of Wimbledon, The Duke of Kent, who retired from the position after serving for more than 5 decades.
Catherine was wearing Alessandra Rich Azure Midi Dress that she first wore in June during Platinum Jubilee street parties.
The Duchess paired the outfit with In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings.
Catherine was wearing her Alessandra Rich Fab Two-Tone Pumps.
She was carrying her Mulberry Small Amberley Crossbody White Small Classic Grain Bag.
The Duchess was seen sporting Finlay & Co Henrietta Light Tortoise Green Lenses Sunglasses.
In another fantastic news, The Duchess of Cornwall, who is turning 75 next week, has guest-edited Country Life Magazine’s July issue. For the magazine pictures, Camilla requested a very special photographer, The Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duchess of Cambridge photographed Camilla at her private home in Raymill, Wiltshire. From Country Life, “The Duchess of Cambridge took our cover images at the request of our Guest Editor, The Duchess of Cornwall, and we could not be happier with the results — in fact, the set of images she took was so good that we struggled to choose only three, from which The Duchess of Cornwall made her final selection,’ says Country Life’s Managing and Features Editor, Paula Lester, who has worked closely with a small team from Clarence House for the past six months to pull together the souvenir 244-page issue, which marks The Duchess of Cornwall’s 75th birthday and celebrates her passion for the countryside.”
— Country Life (@Countrylifemag) July 5, 2022