Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle arrive at Wimbledon separately

Caroline Allen
Contributor
The pair arrived at the women's final separately. [Photo: Getty]

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived early to Wimbledon ahead of the Women’s final this afternoon with her sister, Pippa.

The Duchess of Sussex arrived around an hour after Kate Middleton, who met with the players first.

This is the second event that they’re attending as a duo, the first being Wimbledon last year for the Women’s final between Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams.

The pair are watching the final from the Royal Box.

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Kate Middleton opted for a sophisticated green Dolce and Gabbana midi-dress to mark the occasion.

It’s the second time the Duchess of Cambridge has worn this particular dress, the first was for a visit to Canada in 2016.

The dress has even been renamed “the Middleton” in homage to Kate.

She paired the dress with a Dolce and Gabanna Sicily bag and Asprey’s woodland oak leaf earrings.

She is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). It’s assumed that she arrived solo to meet the players ahead of the game.

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Meghan chose a crisp white shirt with a blue and white patterned pleated skirt. Social media users have described the pattern as a “surprise delight” on Twitter.

Meghan is good friends with finalist, Serena Williams, who is clashing with Simona Halep in this year’s final.

It is the second trip to Wimbledon this year for the both of them.

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Meghan’s visit sparked controversy after her royal protection officers told spectators they were unable to take pictures of her as she watched Serena Williams as she was there in a “private capacity”.

Serena Williams and Meghan Markle have been friends for a long time, with Williams attending Meghan and Harry’s wedding last year.

Speaking about the controversy, Serena said she “never reads anything about Meghan in the news”.

The seven-time Wimbledon winner has won 23 grand slam titles.

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