Duchess Kate has been a fan of Wimbledon for years. Recently a letter was released that she wrote to Wimbledon chiefs thanking them for making her visits so enjoyable. Over the past few weeks speculation has been rife that Kate would become patron of Wimbledon. However with the Royal tour to Canada only days away it certainly seemed unlikely. Today, Kate and William arrived at Wimbledon at 12.30 and received a huge applause from the crowd as they entered centre court to see British number one Andy Murray play against Richard Gasquet. It is a beautiful day for it too. 30 degrees c. St James's palace said 'Kate is a keen tennis fan'. The couple may have wanted to relax before jetting off on their tour. It is the first time the couple have sat in the Royal box at Wimbledon. They will be joined by one of the most successful tennis players of our time, Billie Jean King. Kate looks beautiful in an Alice Temperly white dress while William opted for a navy suit. It is striking how happy and in love the Royal couple look!