Kate Middleton attends Wimbledon final with Prince George

Kate Middleton put on an animated display as she made her way to the Royal Box to watch Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios battle it out on Centre Court in the Wimbledon’s Men’s Singles final today.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, wore a £1,335 navy polka dot dress from Alessandra Rich for her third time at the tournament this week as she and Prince William arrived with Prince George, eight, in the Royal Box to watch the nail-biting face off unfold.

At eight, George is quite the tennis fan, and reportedly took private lessons with Roger Federer, back in 2019, when the Swiss player visited the Cambridges at their Norfolk residence.

The royals soaked up the sun, as they waited to watch Djokovic chase his 14th Grand Slam title, and Kyrgios try to win his first. Ahead of their match today, the two aces exchanged pleasantries on social media, agreeing that the winner of their game would invite the other to dinner. 

They should have enough to pay their bill, with today’s winner is set to take home £2million, while the runner-up will earn £1,050,000.  

Mother-of-three Kate, who will have a front row seat when the game starts, was seen doting over her eldest son who excitedly waited for the start of the game. 

Kate is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association and a regular fixture at Wimbledon. Today is her third appearance at the championship this year – having previously cheered Cameron Norrie on during his quarter-final match and watched Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina win the women’s title during her final with Ons Jabeur yesterday. 

It marks a joyful period for the Duchess amid the news yesterday that her sister Pippa is heavily pregnant with her third child.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, wore a navy dress with white polka dots for her third time at the tournament this week as she and Prince William arrived with Prince George, eight, in the Royal Box to watch the nail-biting face off unfold

The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, wore a navy dress with white polka dots for her third time at the tournament this week as she and Prince William arrived with Prince George, eight, in the Royal Box to watch the nail-biting face off unfold

The mother-of-three wore a trait of eyeliner and a dash of brush, but kept the look simple, wearing her brown looks down for her day at Wimbledon

The mother-of-three wore a trait of eyeliner and a dash of brush, but kept the look simple, wearing her brown looks down for her day at Wimbledon

It is believed to be the first time Prince George is watching a game at Wimbledon! The eight-year-old dressed up for the occasion

It is believed to be the first time Prince George is watching a game at Wimbledon! The eight-year-old dressed up for the occasion 

The Duchess of Cambridge was the epitome of Wimbledon chic in the dress, which had ruffles at the waist. 

She kept the look simple and styled her hair straight, to cope with the sizzling South West London heat.

She sported natural makeup with just a dash of bronzer and some mascara, and completed the look wearing discreet jewellery, with silver drop earrings. 

Meanwhile, Prince George, dressed in a blue blazer, looked excited to watch the game, having accompanied his parents.

Kate Middleton and Prince William made a stylish pair as they waved at fans while they were led to their seat, with Prince George leading the way

Kate Middleton and Prince William made a stylish pair as they waved at fans while they were led to their seat, with Prince George leading the way 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, donned an elegant navy blue and polka dot dress to watch the Wimbledon Men's final with Prince William, right, and Prince George, eight

The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, donned an elegant navy blue and polka dot dress to watch the Wimbledon Men’s final with Prince William, right, and Prince George, eight 

The royal couple made their way to the Court, lead by their eight-year-old son Prince George in a blue blaser, tie and white shirt n

The royal couple made their way to the Court, lead by their eight-year-old son Prince George in a blue blaser, tie and white shirt n

All Cambridge wore blue for Wimbledon's final, with kate cutting a very elegant silhouette in the Alessandra Rich number, which appeared to be new

All Cambridge wore blue for Wimbledon’s final, with kate cutting a very elegant silhouette in the Alessandra Rich number, which appeared to be new 

Kate and Willima waved in unison as they arrived at Wimbledon this morning and readied to take their seat in the Royal Box

Kate and Willima waved in unison as they arrived at Wimbledon this morning and readied to take their seat in the Royal Box 

All smiles! The Cambridges, who their Princess Charlotte, seven and Prince Louis, four, at home, looked relaxed and ready to enjoy an eventful afternoon of tennis this morning

All smiles! The Cambridges, who their Princess Charlotte, seven and Prince Louis, four, at home, looked relaxed and ready to enjoy an eventful afternoon of tennis this morning

The Duchess of Cambridge kept the look simple, but added a touch of glitz with diamond earrings believed to have belonged to Princess Diana, and a diamond ring

The Duchess of Cambridge kept the look simple, but added a touch of glitz with diamond earrings believed to have belonged to Princess Diana, and a diamond ring

The Duke of Cambridge looked cool in a grey blazer and blue chinos he wore with a crisp white shirt. 

Today was a big day for George, who is an avid tennis fan just like his mother, and once trained with Roger Federer. 

Speaking of their practice session together at the time, Federer said: ‘When questioned by reporters about his knockabout with George, Federer said: ‘At that stage it’s all about just touch the ball, it’s already good.’

Kate is an avid tennis fan and is a frequent fixture at Wimbledon in her role as Patron of the All England Club.

The family even have a court at their country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

In April, The Duchess was spotted enjoying a spot of tennis with her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the exclusive Hurlingham Club, in Fulham, where annual membership costs from £1,600-a-year.

The Duchess has incorporated tennis into a number of royal engagements, most recently joining Emma Raducanu on court for a homecoming victory match following her US Open win.

An enthusiastic Prince William, 40, wearing a grey blaser with blue trousers and a crisp white shirt, waved at fans this morning

An enthusiastic Prince William, 40, wearing a grey blaser with blue trousers and a crisp white shirt, waved at fans this morning 

It comes amid a happy period for Kate and her family as earlier today a source confirmed her sister Pippa is ‘heavily pregnant’ with her third child – and is moving to a £15million family home in Berkshire.

Pippa, 38, already has two children with her husband James Matthews: Arthur, three, and Grace, one.

It has been widely rumoured that she is pregnant again, after she arrived at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June appearing to sport a bump.

Kate’s bow – what is the meaning behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite Wimbledon accessory? 

Avid royal fans may have noticed Kate Middleton wearing her favourite green an purple bow over the years.

But even the keenest of fans may not realise that the royal’s go-to Wimbledon accessory is actually a symbol of royal patronage, gifted to her from the Queen.

In 2016 the Duchess of Cambridge took over the role of patron ot the All England Croquet Club from the Queen.

The green and purple bow is worn by members of the Committee of Management during the Fortnight – the Main Board of the AELTC and representatives of the LTA. It signifies their responsibilities as the Committee governing the tournament.

The Patron has always traditionally been given a Committee bow in recognition of her role, which is why the Duchess has chosen to wear it when visiting The Championships.

The colours of dark green and purple were introduced in 1909 as the club’s previous colours, blue, yellow, red and green, were too similar to those of the Royal Marines.

The Patron has always traditionally been given a Committee bow in recognition of her role, which is why the Duchess chooses to wear it while visiting Wimbledon.

Now, a source has confirmed Pippa and James are ‘thrilled’ by news of the new arrival.

‘Pippa and her family are thrilled,’ a friend confirmed to Daily Mail’s Richard Eden. ‘It’s a very exciting time in their lives.’

Meanwhile, Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton are understood to be examining plans to create an annexe at the manor house in the village of Bucklebury that they bought for £4.7 million a decade ago.

‘Bucklebury has housed a good number of refugees and Carole has been getting advice from villagers and seeking information about how the process has worked for others in the area,’ said a source.

Neighbours who have already provided sanctuary include broadcaster Chris Tarrant and Tory politician Lord Benyon, a friend of the Middletons who recently held a fundraising event for refugees at his stately home.

The source added: ‘Carole talked about wanting refugees to feel they have their own space in her home and has been talking about the logistics of how it all works. There have been a few conversations about this, back and forth.

‘Carole suggested she and some of those who are housing refugees should meet up, to get to know each other and because she wants to find a way to house refugees herself. She’s very philanthropic and wants to be known for her charitable nature as well as her business.’

It is thought one option under consideration is to convert a living room at seven-bedroom Bucklebury Manor into separate accommodation for a family fleeing Ukraine.

There are, however, issues around security still to consider, given the regular visits to the property by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, George, Charlotte and Louis.

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