Wimbledon: Photos of the Royal Family holding court over the years

The Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon in 2019

The Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge watch the Ladies Singles Final at Wimbledon in 2019. (Getty Images)

Princess Diana at the Wimbledon Men's Singles final in 1993

Princess Diana watching Pete Sampras defeat Jim Courier in the 1993 Men's Singles Wimbledon Tennis Final with to her mother Frances Shand Kydd. (Getty Images)

The Queen visits Wimbledon, 2010

The Queen graced the tournament with her presence for the first time in 33 years in 2010. People lined the streets to welcome her. (PA)

Kate Middleton attends the men's singles third round, 2007

Kate Middleton, Prince William's then-girlfriend, was spotted in the crowd of the 2007 men's singles third round. The avid tennis fan enjoyed the match with a friend. (Getty Images)

Women's singles finals, 1994

Princess Diana sits in the centre of the royal box flanked by the Duchess of Kent and a young Prince William at the women's singles finals in 1994. (PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoy centre court, 2011

A few years later, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are photographed in the Royal Box on centre court. The pair had only been married a couple of months at this point. (PA)

Prince Charles is joined by Sir Bruce Forsyth, 2012

Prince Charles is joined by the late Sir Bruce Forsyth alongside Lady Winnie Forsyth as they watch Roger Federer take on Fabio Fognini in 2012. (Getty Images)

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall enjoy centre court action, 2015

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall can't control their laughter as they enjoy some centre court action on day nine of the 2015 tournament. (PA)

The Duchess of Cambridge enjoys the men's final with sister, 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge is joined by lookalike sister, Pippa Middleton, as they enjoy the men's final (Andy Murray vs. Roger Federer) from the royal box in 2012. (Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cornwall enjoys the royal box, 2013

The Duchess of Cornwall looks less than impressed with the unrelenting rain during day four of the 2013 competition. (Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoy the day, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge get the giggles on day 13 of the tournament in 2018. (Getty Images)

Princess Beatrice attends day 11 of Wimbledon, 2011

Princess Beatrice makes a rare - but happy - appearance at the tournament in 2011. (Getty Images)

Meghan Markle sits in the royal box for the first time, 2018

Meghan Markle enjoys at day at Wimbledon with sister-in-law Kate Middleton in 2018. It was the first time Markle had enjoyed the tournament from the royal box. (Getty Images)

Meghan Markle makes appearance at last year's event, 2019

Meghan Markle attended 2019's tournament just a month after giving birth to son, Archie. She sat alongside the Duchess of Cambridge for the final. (Getty Images)

Duchess of Cambridge joins Duke of Kent

The Duke of Kent – who stepped down as the president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) after more than 50 years in 2021 – joins the Duchess of Cambridge on Centre Court to present the Women's Singles final championship trophy. (Getty Images)

Duchess of Cambridge presents finals trophy

Duchess of Cambridge walks onto Centre Court on day 13 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in 2021. (Getty Images)

Princess Margaret on Centre Court

Princess Margaret on centre court at Wimbledon in 1970 to present John Newcombe with the Men's Singles Trophy. (Getty Images)

The Queen attends Wimbledon in 1957

The Queen at one of her four appearances at Wimbledon, congratulating the players during the 1957 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Princess Beatrice at Wimbledon in 2021

Princess Beatrice in the Royal Box at Centre Court in 2021 whislt pregnant with daughter Sienna. (Getty Images)

Princess Diana and a young Prince William at Wimbledon

Princess Diana and a young Prince William watch the Women's Singles final at Wimbledon in 1991. (Getty Images)

Duchess of Cambridge presents the winner's trophy in 2019

Novak Djokovic of Serbia is presented with the Men's Singles trophy by Catherine Duchess of Cambridge after winning The Championships in 2019. (Getty Images)

Wimbledon is back.

After the annual All England Club tournament was cancelled for the first time since World War Two due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it returned with restrictions and a depleted crowed in 2021.

But, after two years, the annual tennis tournament as we know it is back in full swing. From 27 June to 10 July 2022, the verdant pomp of the famed competition returns to SW19 as top tennis players from around the world descend on the South London club.

The tennis tournament, which is usually a staple in the British sporting calendar, regularly attracts famous faces from across the globe, but in particular members of the Royal Family on its very London doorstep.

The All England Club's Wimbledon tournament has long had a close relationship to the Royal Family, with King George VI – the then-Duke of York (and the Queen's father) – even playing played in the doubles tournament in 1926 (they lost in the first round.)

The Queen became patron of the All England Club in 1952, and passed on the patronage to the Duchess of Cambridge in 2016, who has taken to the role like a duck to water.

Whether the Duchess of Cambridge joining the Duke of Kent to present the trophies to winners, or Princess Beatrice attending whilst pregnant with daughter Sienna, there is no doubt that the famed Royal Box will have an actual royal in attendance at least once throughout the two week tournament, if not more.

From photos of a young Prince William alongside Princess Diana to a peek at one of the Queen’s four Wimbledon appearances, grab your strawberries and cream and look back at the best images of the Royal Family at Wimbledon over the years.