Princess Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, is becoming known as quite a fashion icon. She’s done it again, wowing the crowds at Wimbledon in her version of tennis whites.
Temperatures at Wimbledon soared to a sweltering 31c heat (not something they are used to in the UK) but the Duchess of Cambridge appeared cool, calm and collected in a beautiful white dress in the Royal Box on Centre Court.
Prince William and Catherine cheered on British tennis hopeful Andy Murray as he raced to victory in his fourth round game in straight sets.
The Middleton family have been huge tennis fans for years: Pippa Middleton attended the French open and Aegon Championships over the last few months and Kate was captain of her school tennis team. She previously attended Wimbledon in 2007 and 2008.
She certainly fit right in at Wimbledon. At this tennis tournament it is still expected that the players wear mainly white outfits.
Princess Catherine wore a white Temperley Moriah dress, which retails for £795 (almost $1,300) in the UK but is currently on sale for £395 (around $630.)
The soft, feminine white dress she wore is reminiscent of traditional tennis skirts worn by female players on the grass court. It also emphasised Kate’s small waist and the added dimension of layers give it a flattering overall shape on her frame.
Prince William and Kate took up their seats around 1 p.m. yesterday, in time to support British player Andy Murray in his match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet for a place in the quarterfinals. They gave Murray a standing ovation when he won and he graciously bowed to them in the stands.
A guest sitting close to the royal couple said, “They were talking to each other throughout the games. There was a little gap between their seats and they kept leaning into each other to talk, and Kate’s curtain of hair would fall down over her eyes. They were really enthusiastic.”
William and Kate watched the match for about four hours before taking a break and then watching Serena Williams exit from the championship.
It was clear that the young royals love tennis and that they are a fun-loving couple, very much in love. Their informality and willingness to participate in the crowd will endear them to people around the globe as they watch Wimbledon. That’s good, because Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge leave England for a tour of the USA and Canada next week.