The Duchess chose a soft pink dress by Beulah London for today’s matches at Wimbledon.
She was accompanied by her father, Michael Middleton.
The duo was joined for part of the day by Scott Lloyd, CEO of the Lawn Tennis Association.
They watched the men’s wheelchair final with Gordon Reid of the UK taking on Belgium’s Joachim Gerard.
The trio was relaxed, chatting throughout the match.
Even doing the wave at one point.
Ultimately Mr. Gerard (R) was victorious.
The Duchess and her father then moved from Court 3 to Centre Court.
Tonight is the big soccer match between England and Italy, something very much on attendees and participants at today’s matches. The Duchess was asked about it when walking between courts today. Her response? Crossed fingers.
Arriving at the royal box.
They were at Centre Court for the Gentlemen’s Singles Championship with Italy’s Matteo Berrettini taking on Novak Djokovic, the legend from Serbia. Below, Mr. Berrettini (L), Sean Seresinhe, who did the coin toss (C), and Mr. Djokovic (R).
And here you see the competitors with Marija Cicak, the umpire for their match.
From The Telegraph’s coverage:
Marija Cicak will be the first ever female chair umpire for a Wimbledon men’s singles final. The tournament, first played in 1877, has never had a female officiate but the 43-year-old from Croatia, will be in charge today.
Cicak is a gold badge chair umpire and a member of the WTA Elite Team since 2012. She was the chair umpire for the 2014 Wimbledon women’s final and the women’s doubles final three years later. Cicak also officiated the women’s singles gold medal match at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
And the match was underway.
The Duchess and her father looked like they very much enjoyed the match.
Of course, it was the perfect setting for the many faces of Kate.
After three hours and 24 minutes, Mr. Djokovic was the victor.
The moment @DjokerNole became #Wimbledon champion for the sixth time pic.twitter.com/5xN8ogWYYT
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2021
More about the match from The Washington Post.
Novak Djokovic overcame a less than sterling start against a stylish Italian opponent in Sunday’s Wimbledon final to take his place in tennis history alongside the rivals he has been chasing most of his career.
Hearty cheers rained down for Berrettini, 25, as well, the first Italian to reach Wimbledon’s final.
It was Berrettini’s first appearance in the final of any Grand Slam, while it was Djokovic’s 30th. And the difference in experience showed as the contest wore on.
The champion gave his racket to a little girl in the stands.
?#Wimbledon | @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/BAkVtq81mK
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2021
This offers a different view of that moment.
While in the stands, a young man asked about taking a selfie.
And Mr. Djokovic obliged.
Below, the Duchess and Duke of Kent on their way to do the trophy presentation. The Duke has been President of the All England Club for more than fifty years.
As we mentioned yesterday, the Duke is stepping down from this role.
This year’s @Wimbledon marks The Duke of Kent’s last as President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The Duke has been President of the All England Club for over 50 years, presenting the trophy on more than 350 occasions ? pic.twitter.com/xWnTMUsypm
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) July 11, 2021
Today he was recognized for his service with a special replica of the men’s trophy. A video of that presentation.
?To thank The Duke of Kent for over five decades as President of @Wimbledon, HRH was presented with a replica of the Gentlemen’s Singles Championship Trophy on Centre Court today.#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/Zyqil9s4Zw
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 11, 2021
Another view of the Duchess and the Duke.
Then it was time for the runner-up and winner’s trophies. Below, Mr. Berrettini holds his trophy.
And the awarding of the Gentlemen’s Singles trophy.
An aerial view of the ceremony.
The Duchess applauds the players.
The champ holds up the trophy.
The Duchess and Duke of Kent as they leave the awards presentation.
Now for our look at what Kate wore.
She was in the Beulah London ‘Ahana’ Midi Dress ($966) in blush crepe.
The dress is made in London of 100% wool, presumably a tropical weight wool. It showcases a fit and flare silhouette with a darted bodice featuring a loop and button front closure. The piece also has a stand collar, concealed side zipper, puffed short sleeves, and a keyhole opening at the sleeve hem.
As well as a belt.
It is available for pre-order with delivery in eight to ten weeks. Thank you to Royal.Family93 for the ID!
The Duchess accessorized with her vintage Josef ‘Point de Beauvais’ Beaded Clutch.
Point de Beauv embroidery is a decorative needlework technique done using a very small, fine hook, often characterized by floral motifs. This specific bag is sold out, but there are many other vintage examples available on etsy.
We saw the return of the Nicholes Pumps ($34.50) by Canadian shoemaker Aldo.
The shoe is now described on the Aldo site as, “A royal favourite, the Nicholes pump stands out with a pointy closed toe and comfortable block heels.”
The Duchess wore her hair down with a loose curl.
She brought back her ‘Empress’ earrings from British jeweler Mappin and Webb.
And her Amaia Kids Duchess Pink Pepper (£15) face mask.
She also had on her Wimbledon members’ pin.
The Ray-Ban sunglasses she wore yesterday made another appearance. It turns out they are the Ray-Ban Chris style ($153), with thanks to the UFO No More crew for the heads-up.
Here is one more shot of the Duchess at Wimbledon.
We’ll be back with another post with the Duke and Duchess and Prince George at today’s football match. Below, a video via Roya Nikkhah of The Sunday Times.
Prince George is back at @wembleystadium tonight with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to cheer on @England #England #ThreeLions #ComeOnEngland #Eng #EnglandvsItaly pic.twitter.com/mNZSiQSYdh
— Roya Nikkhah (@RoyaNikkhah) July 11, 2021
An early photo from the match.
Sunday 1st of August 2021
I love this dress- delicate, feminine and a beautiful glowing pastel for summer. The button details and darts on the bodice keep it interesting. I am just never a fan of the bulky self belt.
It is lovely seeing the Duchess with her father. They seem to be very close and are enjoying tennis together.
Tuesday 20th of July 2021
Love the dress and the shoes but the clutch is a bit fussy and the belt is too bulky for me!
Wednesday 14th of July 2021
Hooray! A rare, all-around match-winner outfit for Catherine at Wimbledon! Elegant, fun with its subtle detailing, a lovely color on her, and simply classy. Once again, she should pull back her hair at Wimbledon, but otherwise this was one of her few Wimbledon ensembles that really, really worked.
Tuesday 13th of July 2021
I love all the nifty little details on this dress. Without them, the dress may be boring or frumpy, but the puff sleeve, keyhole in the sleeve, zipper and belt all stylize the dress to perfection. It looks wonderful on Kate.
Amy De Rosa
Monday 12th of July 2021
I will be in the minority on this one it appears. To me, the dress is frumpy. I just don't like it. The shoes are a nice touch as is the handbag.