The Princess of Wales, Catherine, was looking vibrant and radiant in a lime shade at the 2023 Wimbledon Women’s singles Final. Catherine is the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club since December 2016 and took over the trophy presentation from The Duke of Kent in 2021. This was Princess Kate’s second appearance at the tournament this year.
As always The Princess of Wales was looking polished and elegant in a new Neon shade outfit from British label Self-Portrait. The Telegraph described the look as “Leave it to the Princess of Wales – arguably the best ‘literal dresser’ Wimbledon has ever seen – to pull something special out of the wardrobe for the tournament’s final weekend.”
Catherine was joined by Tennis champion Billy Jeans in the Royal Box of the centre court for the final battle between Tunisian Ons Jabeur and Czech Republic player Markéta Vondroušová. The match saw Markéta Vondroušová beating Ons Jabeur in two sets with 6-4 6-4. The Tunisian star was defeated in the Grand Slam final for the second year running and Markéta is the first unseeded champion of the tournament.
Upon arrival at the SW19, Kate was welcomed by AELTCC vice-Chariperson Debbie Jevans, CBE. Debbie is set to make history as she will succeed the current chair, Ian Hewitt, after the Championships. She will be the first Women chairperson of the club. Being the patron of AELTCC, The Princess of Wales first met with the tournament staff and the ball boys and girls.
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The Princess of Wales also met with Philippa George from Riding for the Disabled, who was nominated to perform the coin toss for Saturday’s final. From the Telegraph’s report, “The Princess asked about her Wimbledon-themed nail polish and whether Ms George had been practising for the toss. She also told her she was “such an inspiration to so many people” and was glad she had been recognised“. Catherine was also introduced to ground crew workers, staff, emergency services personnel, and military representatives.
In the Royal box joining the Princess and Billy Jean were Tennis champion Martina Navratilova, Ian Heweitt and many other distinguished guests such as Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, the former deputy chief medical officer and General Sir Patrick Sanders, the British Army’s chief of the general staff.
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It was a heartfelt moment to see Markéta winning but it was also a heartbreaking moment to see Ons losing the second time consecutively at Wimbledon.
The Princess of Wales presented Ons with the Venus Rosewater Dish and hugged her to console her. Catherine’s love for tennis is world-famous. She has been seen regularly at Wimbledon since 2008 and now attends the event at least 3 times since 2021. She understands the pressure players face while on the court and sympathises with them.
Then it was time to present the trophy to the history writer. Continuing from the Telegraph report, “Vondrousova, the beaming Wimbledon champion, told the crowd in her post-match interview that she would celebrate her win with some beer – and maybe another tattoo. “I made a bet with my coach that if I won a grand slam he’s going to get one also. I think we’ll go tomorrow,” she said to laughs from the crowd.”
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Kensington Palace shared a lovely video from the day.
- Self-Portrait Lime Boucle Collared Chiffon Midi Dress – (New – Thanks to Emma on Twitter for the id)
- Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Pearl Studs – (Repeat – debuted in July 2018 at the Christening of Prince Louis)
- Halcyon Days Gold Plated Maya Torque Bracelet in Aquamarine – (Repeat – debuted in January 2020 to launch the 5 Big Questions survey in Birmingham).
- Emmy London Natasha Blush Suede Clutch – (Repeat – debuted in April 2022 when she visited RCOG headquarter with Princess Anne).
- Victoria Beckham Denim 53MM Square Sunglasses – (New – Thanks to Middleton Maven for the id)
- Gianvito Rossi Ribbon85 Sling Pumps – (New – Thanks to Middleton Maven for the id)
Heading towards The Princess of Wales’ stylish outfit of the first 2023 Wimbledon final. The Princess of Wales gave a sporty tribute to the tournament in a tennis ball green outfit that featured Self-Portrait Lime Boucle Collared Chiffon Midi Dress. A style that has been tested and approved by Catherine at least 4 times before this.
The Princess of Wales paired the outfit with her Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Pearl Studs that she first wore in 2018 at the christening of her youngest child Prince Louis.
Another repeated element of the look was her Emmy London Natasha Blush Suede Clutch that she debuted in April 2022 when she visited RCOG headquarter with Princess Anne. But this time Catherine carried the bag with the detachable chain. Emmy London is one of Catherine’s go-to accessories labels and she has the Natasha style in at least 14 different shades.
Catherine was wearing Victoria Beckham Denim 53MM Square Sunglasses.
Another new element of the outfit was her Gianvito Rossi Ribbon85 Slingback pumps.
A look at Catherine’s hairstyle of the day.
Tomorrow The Princess of Wales will be joined by her husband Prince William and King Felipe of Spain at the Center Court for the final between Serbian Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz of Spain.