Monday 19 August 2019

Middletons join celebrities for Centre Court action

Also gracing the royal box was Avengers star Tom Hiddleston

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Laurence Griffiths/Pool)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Laurence Griffiths/Pool)

By Tom Pilgrim, PA

Four members of the Middleton family paid a visit to SW19 on Sunday to watch the Wimbledon men’s singles final.

The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, sat alongside her husband in the front row of the royal box on Centre Court, enjoying her third visit to the championships this year.

Kate, wearing a powder blue 1950s-style dress from a collection by London-based designer Emilia Wickstead, earlier chatted to a group of Wimbledon ball boys and girls before the match got underway.

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James Middleton, Carole Middleton and Pippa Matthews (Mike Egerton/PA)

The duchess’s sister and brother, Pippa Matthews and James Middleton – as well as her mother Carole, were all also courtside taking in the tennis action.

Also gracing the royal box was Avengers star Tom Hiddleston who chatted to Sophie Hunter, wife of Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch earlier gave Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins a peck on the cheek as they greeted each in the royal box.

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Hana Cross and Brooklyn Beckham were also taking in the action (Mike Egerton/PA)

Meanwhile, former American tennis player Stan Smith was spotted handing the duchess a signed baby-sized trainer.

Among the other famous faces spotted in the Wimbledon crowd was England rugby union player Chris Robshaw.

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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez (Mike Egerton/PA)

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, sat near the royals with new girlfriend Lauren Sanchez following his split from his wife of 26 years MacKenzie Bezos.

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