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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a polka dot dress as she watched two thrilling matches alongside Prince William and Tim Henman at Wimbledon today.
Kate Middleton, 40, cut a polished figure in a £1,515 Alessandra Rich frock as she arrived at SW19 on day nine of the two-week tournament.
And the avid tennis fan shiowed no sign of wanting to go home after watching a five-set match between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner – swapping courts to watch British number one Cameron Norrie sail through to the semi-final.
Kate is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association and a regular fixture at Wimbledon. Today is her first appearance at the championship this year.
The Duchess of Cambridge sported a blue £1,515 Alessandra Rich frock with white polka dots as she watched the day’s action with Prince William and Tim Henman
Kate and William looked animated as they cheered on the British tennis star on Court One this evening
The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning in the bright blue dress with pleats as she was led to her seat in the stands
British number one Cameron Norrie celebrated winning his quarter final match against Belgium’s David Goffin, which sees him sail through to the semi finals
The royal parents-of-three looked in excellent spirits as they took their seats in the Royal Box – which also hosted David Walliams – to watch World Number Three Djokovic’s quarter final match.
Defending champion Djokovic got the action underway on Centre Court as he took on a high-flying Jannik Sinner for a place in the semi-final, in what was a thrilling five-set match.
After dropping the first two sets the Serbian looked like he might not make the semi-final – but in true Djokovic style he came back fighting and clawed back the next two sets before sealing victory in the fifth set.
Following Djokovic on Centre Court was third seed Ons Jabeur, who secured her place in the women’s semi-final after beating unseeded Marie Bouzkova.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge settled in for their second match of the day after watching a thrilling five-setter between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner
Kate Middleton, Prince William and Tim Henman were all smiles as Cameron Norrie took on Belgium’s David Goffin
The Duke and Duchess sat with former tennis pro Tim Henman as they waited for Norrie’s quarter final match to begin
Can’t get enough! After the thrill of Djokovic’s five-setter the Duchess met with Tim Henman to watch British number 1 Cameron Norrie take on Belgium’s David Goffin
Kate was in awe of the match while William applauded as Norrie’s match got underway
The former tennis star Henman sat with Kate Middleton as other spectators watched on
Kate showed no signs of wanting to go home as she settled in for Norrie’s match with Tim Henman
The Duchess brushed back her brunette locks with concentration on her face during Norrie’s match
Norrie celebrated a point against Belgium’s David Goffin in the quarter-final match which went on for five sets
Norrie shook hands with David Goffin at the net after sailing through to the semi-finals where he will take on defending champion Novak Djokovic
After the excitement of the Djokovic comeback, Kate and William were hungry for more and headed over to Court 1 to cheer on Britain’s Cameron Norrie.
The star took on Belgium’s David Goffin in yet another thrilling five-set match, which saw Norrie secure his place in his first ever Grand Slam semi-final.
He will take on Djokovic on Friday in what will no doubt be one of the most exciting matches in this year’s championships.
The Duke and Duchess cheered on Norrie as he battled his way to the final set and secured his semi-final place, with former British tennis star Tim Henman by their side.
Tennis fan! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on hand to watch Novak Djokovic and Italy’s Jannik Sinner in their quarterfinal match
Paying close attention: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t keep their eyes off the tense match this afternoon
All the emotions! Kate put on a very animated display as she watched this afternoon’s match alongside Prince William
Kate Middleton, 40, cut a polished figure in an Alessandra Rich frock as she arrived at SW19 on day nine of the two-week tournament
Celebrity pals: The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge speak to David Walliams (top right) and Kathleen Williams during the quarter final match between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner
Kate and William stood up to applaud the match while Kate beamed at the spectacle she and her husband had witnessed
Kate appeared to wipe something from her eye as other spectators, including David Walliams and Tristram Hunt, looked on
A greeting for Mum! The Duchess appears to blow a kiss to her parents Carole and Michael Middleton, who were also seated in the Royal Box
The Duchess of Cambridge beamed as she took her seat at Centre Court at Wimbledon on Tuesday afternoon
Dotty for spots! The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Alessandra Rich frock which she previously wore over the Jubilee weekend
Celebrity guests: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted actor and author David Walliams on their arrival
Former X-Factor finalist and TV presenter Fleur East took photos of the action as she sat in the stands with her husband Marcel Badiane-Robin
The pair concentrated hard on the match as Djokovic and sinner faced off on Centre Court
Former Love Island star Josh Denzel also got in on the action, as did Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmonson (front centre)
Star studded audience! TV presenter Georgie Thompson sat with her husband, British sailor Ben Ainslie, as they watched the action on Centre Court
Chelsea FC and England midfielder Mason Mount attended Wimbledon sporting black corduroy trousers, a white vest and a white shirt with black embroidery
Mount posed with Josh Denzel as the pair attended the evian VIP suite before the action got underway
Family outing! Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton also received an invitation to the Royal Box on Tuesday
Earlier in the day Kate, who wore an Alessandra Rich frock which she previously wore over the Jubilee weekend, was joined at the event by her parents Carole and Michael Middleton, who also received an invitation to the Royal Box.
The star-studded ninth day at the Championships saw plenty of action elsewhere as German players Tatjana Maria took on fellow German Jule Niemeier on Court 1 – with Maria securing the win.
Celebrity guests spotted enjoying the action this afternoon were singer and TV presenter Fleur East, who snapped photos alongside her husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, and presenter Georgie Thompson, who sat with her husband, sailor Ben Ainslie.
Chelsea FC and England midfielder Mason Mount was also snapped in the evian suite, while friend and former Love Island contestant Josh Denzel joined him.
Janik Sinner of Italy got off to a flying start by winning the first two sets of his quarter final match against Novak Djokovic
The crowd watched on intently as Sinner sailed through the first two sets of the match on Centre Court
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic looked dejected as he dropped the first two sets of the match
Djokovic, who is ranked 3rd in the world, came back fighting as he clawed back the final three sets to head into the semi-final
All smiles: The Duchess couldn’t keep the grin off her face when watching the tennis, sharing plenty of laughs with her husband
Keeping things simple: The Duchess of Cambridge added a simple pair of white drop earrings that matched her dress
Mother-of-three Kate, sporting eye-catching drop pearl earrings, appeared to pay close attention to the matches today
Beaming: The Duchess of Cambridge laughed while watching Prince William react to the tennis on display today
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.
All smiles! The Duchess of Cambridge giggled during one light-hearted moment ahead of Djokovic’s match on Centre Court
Taking her seat: The Duchess of Cambridge greeted comedian and author David Walliams as she made her way to her seat
Game face: Prince William looked concentrated as he watched the action unfold on Centre Court on Tuesday afternoon
Like mother, like daughter: Carole Middleton took her seat in the Royal Box. Right, Kate greets David Walliams on arrival
Famous friends: Prince William chats with David Walliams as they both attend Day Nine of Wimbledon this afternoon
Shocked: The Duke of Cambridge in the royal box on day nine of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships
Today’s appearance from the Duchess comes amid a busy period for the royal, who earlier this month visited Cambridgeshire with husband Prince William.
During their final appointment at the County Day, at Newmarket Racecourse, Kate was seen looking delighted as she held a youngster, who was wearing a pink dress.
A video of the sweet moment shows the mother-of-three smiling at and chatting with the baby, who she asked if she could hold, telling her mother: ‘I love babies.’
The Duchess of Cambridge in the royal box on day nine of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
All smiles: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t keep from smiling as they attended Wimbledon together today
Royal welcome: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted on their arrival at the All England Club on Tuesday
An avid tennis fan, Kate is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association and a regular fixture at Wimbledon. Today is her first appearance at the championship this year
The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a polka dot dress as she took in the action alongside Prince William at Wimbledon today
Ready for the action: The Duchess of Cambridge was escorted to her seat ahead of the Djokovic match today
A royal wave! Beaming Kate greeted well-wishers as she made her way to her seat in the Royal Box on Tuesday afternoon
Meanwhile, Prince William was seen loitering nearby, watching his wife as she cuddled the tot, and Kate was certainly in no hurry to go when he urged her to move on.
The baby’s mother, Marianne Provoost, who had travelled from the Netherlands for the event, said the duchess had asked to hold her child by saying: ‘I love babies.’
Her daughter, four-month-old Norah, was handed back to her, with Ms Provoost telling the duchess: ‘Enjoy your day and enjoy your children.’