Duchess of Cambridge praised for swapping royal box for a 'normal seat' at Wimbledon
The Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance at Wimbledon today – and she even opted to sit in a so-called “normal” seat.
Royal fans have praised Kate Middleton, 37, for her seating choice.
It is much more usual for the royals to sit in the famous royal box, regarded as the best seats in Wimbledon.
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What’s more, the match she attended – between British player Harriet Dart and American Christina McHale – took place outside of the Centre Court.
Some users on Twitter commented they had never never seen a royal attending non-Centre Court matches.
How good is that to see. Duchess of Cambridge sat watching Harriet Dart with Anne Keothavong and Katie Boulter, no royal box on that court, just a normal seat courtside #Wimbledon
— Chris Goldsmith (@TheTennisTalker) July 2, 2019
Harriet, you’re playing on Court 14. Oh, and the Duchess of Cambridge is coming to watch. No pressure.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a royal sitting anywhere other than CC.
— Tracey (@MzCaledonia) July 2, 2019
The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, is at @Wimbledon today, heading beyond the royal box on Centre Court to some of the outside courts #Wimbledon https://t.co/O5XGERNdXZ
— Roya Nikkhah (@RoyaNikkhah) July 2, 2019
The Duchess was sat with British tennis player Katie Boulter and retired British tennis player Anne Keothavong – who is a former world number one.
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The royal wore a previously unseen white shirt dress, which is by custom-made by Suzannah, a London-based brand previously worn by Pippa Middleton and Zara Tindall.
I've had it confirmed it's custom Suzannah @suzannahfashion @HRHDuchesskate @katesclosetau @WhatKateWore
— Caroline Parr (@carolinepparr) July 2, 2019
She paired it with with what is believed to be her Alexander McQueen black belt, and Gianvito Rossi black heels for the event.
Looks like the #DuchessofCambridge is re-wearing her @McQueen leather belt worn during Paris visit 2017 and her @Gianvito_Rossi black heels ?
— Eva #TeamCambridge (@eva_th_) July 2, 2019
She paired it with an Alexander McQueen Wicca bag which she carried in one hand, and a pair of £172 Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
The Duchess of Cambridge is carrying an Alexander McQueen Wicca bag today at Wimbledon. https://t.co/dIZLeY8rsz pic.twitter.com/KZYfkAvBp3
— UFO No More (@ufonomore) July 2, 2019
She also wore the same Fern hoop earrings by jewellery designer Catherine Zoraida that she wore earlier this week.
On her finger she wore her citrine ring, which she is believed to have owned for over a decade. She wore the same ring at Wimbledon last year.
An additional accessory was her purple and green bow on her lapel, which is worn by all members of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The Duchess is a patron of the organisation.
The Duchess, a self-confessed fan of tennis, is a regular at Wimbledon.
The British sporting event is also a firm favourite among the royals, with everyone from the late Princess Margaret to the Duchess of Sussex attending over the years.
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