Kate Middleton has arrived at Wimbledon to watch tennis star Andy Murray’s match with Denis Shapovalov later today.
Pictures show the Duchess of Cambridge taking to the Royal Box in Wimbledon while Murray, 34, prepares for his comeback at Wimbledon, which he hasn’t played since 2017.
The Duchess, 39, made her appearance at the tournament on its fifth day, dressed in a dark blue and white spotted skirt and a white top, while bearing a fowery face mask.
Shapovalov, 22, said he is ‘ready’ for his match with Murray while heaping praise on the former Wimbledon player.
He said: ‘Obviously he’s got all the experience and he seems to be in really good shape. It’s definitely an exciting match. It’s going to be an exciting moment’.
It’s understood the Duchess of Cambridge will get an opportunity to hone her serving skills at Wimbledon during a visit to cooks at the All England Club.
Kate, who is a patron of the All England Club (AELTC), was joined by Wimbledon chief executive Sally Bolton and former British tennis player Tim Henman as she watched a match on the outer courts.
Kate is due to visit one of the kitchens inside the grounds which has been used to prepare and distribute hot meals as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
She will help with the preparation of food that will be served during the Championships.
The visitors comes after the ducess was pictured alongside her husband the Duke of Cambridge and their son Prince George in the historic football game on Tuesday, in which England beat Germany 2-0 in the Euros.
Guests invited to the Royal Box on fifth day of the tournament include pandemic fitness champions the Bodycoach Joe Wicks, Derrick Evand, aka ‘Mr Motivator’ and ‘the skipping Sikh’ Rajinder Sigh, all of whome have been made MBE for services to health and firness.
It comes just one day after her husband William, 39, was seen alongside his brother Harry, 36, for the first time since the Duke of Sussex arrived in the UK last Friday.
The two warring brothers seemed to have put their differences aside while unveiling the statue of their mother Diana on what would’ve been her 60th birthday.
The event at Kensington Palace saw the attendance of Diana’s siblings but Kate wasn’t there, a blow to many royal who though she could help William and Harry reconcile.
The Princes have growing increasingly distant ever since Harry and wife Meghan Markle quit their lives as senior royals to move to the US.
Things got worse when they gave their bombshell interview with Optah Winfrey from their 11£ m maison in Montecito, Santa Barbara, in March.
During the tell – all chat, the couple, who have recently welcomed their second child Liliber Diana, accused the royal family of racism and of being insensitive to Meghan’s mental health issues.
The unveiling of Diana’s statue at the Sunken Garden, Kensingtom Palace, on Thursday, was the second time Harry returned to the UK since moving to the US, the first time being his granddad Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
It is unclear whether the two brothers held any discussion about their ongoing conflict following the service at Windsor Castle.