Princess Kate arrived at Wimbledon on Saturday with a radiant smile, just before the women's singles final. She looked stunning in a beautiful pastel green gown by Self Portrait, which was the ideal choice for the 13th day of the annual tournament. Kate completed her ensemble with a Wimbledon bow, adding an exclusive touch. Her long brown hair was elegantly styled in a sleek and polished manner, with the front portion swept back.
As the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Kate is a devoted fan of the sport. With great anticipation, she will be eagerly watching the match between Czech player Marketa Vondrousova and Tunisian Ons Jabeur at 2pm, comfortably seated in the Royal Box on Centre Court.
Notably, Kate assumed her place in the royal box alongside tennis legend Billie Jean King to observe the final. She arrived at the venue one hour prior to the commencement of the match, during which she interacted with young ball boys and girls, including Tiffany, 14, and Abhi, 17.
Moreover, the princess engaged in conversations with representatives from the British Army, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade, and Metropolitan Police. While conversing with them, she reminisced about her own Wimbledon experiences during her childhood. “I cherished those moments when I was younger. They were an integral part of my visits to Wimbledon and the excitement surrounding the event,” she expressed.
Kate attentively witnessed a historic moment at the tournament as Marketa Vondrousova, an unseeded player, claimed the championship title by defeating Ons Jabeur in the women's singles final. Displaying her compassionate nature, Kate offered solace to Ons, who became emotional and shed tears. The princess gently rubbed her arm before extending a comforting hug.
Reflecting on the encounter, Ons remarked, “She was undeniably kind. At first, she seemed unsure about giving me a hug, but I assured her that hugs are always appreciated from my side. It was a heartwarming moment, and she has consistently shown kindness towards me.”
Additionally, the Princess of Wales extended her congratulations to the victorious Marketa, offering words of encouragement as she presented the trophy. She advised the Czech-born player to savor and relish this momentous achievement.
Furthermore, this year's tournament marked the second occasion the Princess attended, as she was also present during the second day of the competition last week. On that day, she chose an outfit that bore a striking resemblance to her recent ensemble. She donned a combination of pastel green and white, consisting of a mint green blazer layered over a white pleated dress. The standout feature of her jacket was the dazzling white lapels and buttons. Completing her Wimbledon-inspired look, Kate carried a small white bag, adding the perfect finishing touch.