Sunday, 8 July 2012

Kate and Pippa Cheer on Murray in Wimbledon Final

Duchess Kate, accompanied by her sister Pippa, spent the afternoon in the Royal Box at the Wimbledon men's final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray.

The Wimbledon final is one of the highlights of the summer and with Kate in the Royal Box there was an even bigger buzz surrounding the match. William did not attend due to 'prior commitments'

A little more on William's 'prior commitments' :)

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Interestingly Kate drove Pippa to the match.

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A record twenty million viewers tuned in and nearly 31,000 fans filled every seat on Centre Court and the coveted tickets were rumoured to have fetched £32,000 for a pair. 

Kate mingled with other guests in the royal box. 

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It is Kate's second visit to Wimbledon this week. Last Wednesday the Duchess was accompanied by Prince William in the Royal Box to watch today's finalists triumph in the semi finals. (Please click here to read my post on that appearance.)

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The Royal Box has been used for the entertainment of friends and guests at Wimbledon since 1922. It contains 74 dark green Lloyd loom wicker chairs. British and overseas royal families are invited as well as supporters of tennis, tennis players and their families, commercial and media organisations. Guests are invited to the Clubhouse for lunch and drinks at the end of the day. The dress code is smart and ladies are asked not to wear hats, as they obscure the vision of those seated behind them.

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Today the Royal Box included The Duchess of Gloucester and British Prime Minister David Cameron, David and Victoria Beckham and the Duke of Kent who presented the trophy in his role as President of the All England Lawn and Tennis Club.

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Let's take a look at our finalists........

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British number one Andy Murray is the first British player to make it to the final in seventy four years. The 25 year old has made it to three grand slam finals but has yet to win one. Speaking about his chances Murray said it would be 'difficult but not impossible'. He followed his regular routine this morning by having a lie in, taking a walk and eating some healthy snacks. With Kate and the people of Britain cheering him on, could this be Andy's big day? Notably, the last Brit winner, Virginia Wade won in 1977, the Queen's last Jubilee year. 

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What can I say about the sublime Roger Federer to sum up his career and contribution to tennis thus far? The Swiss player has won a record sixteen grand slams and is the only male player in history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times. He is also the only male player to have reached the Wimbledon final eight times. I think the stats speak for themselves...... At this juncture in his career more wins could only further cement his place in the history books. Speaking about the final Federer said, 'There is a lot on the line for me but I'm in a good place mentally.'

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Kate and Pippa enjoyed chatting and joking. Lovely to see them together again. Their parents Michael and Carole were also in attendance.

It was an unforgettable afternoon of tennis with both players showcasing their abilities wonderfully. After four sets Roger Federer won his seventeenth grand slam. 

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Andy made an incredibly emotional speech which reduced many (including myself) to tear. He was gracious in defeat but clearly devastated. 

For the Tennis enthusiasts among you, you may enjoy taking a look at the Wimbledon Shop.  They are currently offering free personalisation on their towel collection and feature collections by Kate favourites Ralph Lauren and Links of London.

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It was a day for recycling for the Duchess who wore the sleeveless scoop neck Joseph Vanessa dress we first saw her wear during the Canada tour. The acetate/polyester dress was available for $425 before being reduced to $215. It has been sold out for quite some time.

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Kate recycled the Joseph Nessie Tweed Jacket she wore to the Epsom Derby in June 2011. The fabric basket tweed jacket features four front buttons and anchor stamped buttons. 


Kate wore her favourite £195 LK Bennett Sledge Pumps.

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Kate carried her €335 DVF leopard - print snakeskin clutch. 

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Kate accessorised with her £495 Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop Earrings.

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Kate wore two necklaces, one of them is a gold plated acorn pendant designed by Kristin Magnusson. It is one of many wonderful pieces in her handmade nature collection  (With thanks to What Kate Wore)

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Today is the first time in quite a while we've seen Kate wear sunglasses. Both Kate and Pippa wore Givenchy  (With many thanks to the incredible Anna from My Small Obsessions)


Pippa also looked chic in the Project D Phoebe Blue Bird Peplum Dress (With thanks to the wonderful ladies at What Kate Wore FB and Tanja) The printed floral dress was available for €430 and was previously worn by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Both Kate and Pippa look radiant today. I wonder if they chose what to wear together? :)

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  1. Thank you for the updates!!! Kate looks amazing.
    Pippa wears a dress from Project D (the same as Princess Mary of Denmark).

  2. Apart from the fact that Roger is half South African, I think he is just the friendliest, nicest star I've ever seen, so I definitely hope he wins. On the other hand, he's already great, so if Andy wins, good on him. (Lovely to see Kate as well, of course.)

    1. Sorry, Adele, I did not get it... What is the problem about Roger being hall South African?

    2. Layla, it's not a problem, it's the best thing about him! (I'm SA myself). I should have said that not only is he half SA, he is also fabulous.

    3. I agree with you! What a gentleman! You must be proud of being South African! It is a beautiful and great place to live!

  3. Hi, I am so happy that this blog still works and keeps on quickly updating news about Kate.
    Love the Joseph dress, I was eager to see Kate wearing it again.

  4. Dang, Charlotte, you are FAST! I was just thinking last night that I probably wouldn't get to see today's update for awhile seeing as I have to travel in a few hours, but you had it up and running! and with all the details too! MUCH appreciated!!!! :)

    - Sarah

  5. Why does the daily mail reports that it's the third time Kte wears this dress? I recall only the canadian tour for the dress and epsom for the jacket

  6. the picture of the two of them clapping is very pretty. kate looks great, and it's nice to see Pippa, too!

  7. Well done Clever girl you are so quick and this is brilliant. Go Murray.

  8. really like kate's dress: summery whites, great structured jacket, left open to give a more casual air, and pretty, modern dress.
    also like the patterned purse to give unexpected pattern and style to the outfit.
    my only recommended change: i wish she had worn a darker shoes topick up the darker color in her pruse rather than now predictable nude shoes.

    pippa: i really dislike this dress: too 80's with its peplum, shoulderpads and high rounded neckline. i disliked it on mary, too.

    nice to see the sisters together, and enjoying the tennis.

    i'm rooting for andy murray!

    regardless of who wins, the men are certinly giving us an exciting game so far.

  9. Love the dress and as a huge tennis fan its a really good match

  10. Hi Charlotte,
    Is Kate wearing a necklace, or two? It appears she is in the photo of her walking down the stairs, but none of the other pictures have a clear view (person in front, hair, bending over, etc.).

  11. love the dress i hope the murray win im fan of tennis too love that dress of victoria beckham looks great too Micheal and carole middleton is there but not in royal box


    here the link

  13. I love how fast your blog is, always one if the first! I was wondering if you know where Kate's sunglasses are from, I saw her wearing them on tv & I absolutely love them! I also like how Kate made her look a little bit more fun today with her leopard clutch, its really cute. Go Murray!

  14. Both girls look great, I really like Kate's tho, do you know where her necklaces are from, its good to see kate actually dressing up a look with necklaces, I feel like we never see her wear them

  15. Pauline California USA8 July 2012 at 15:55

    You are good Charlotte. Getting us these updates so fast. I did get up at 6am to see the match live and hoping to see the beautiful Duchess. They did show her just a few times on ESPN. Wish they would show her more. And I wish Prince was by her side today. But it was also nice to see the sisters together.
    Do you know if William was working or playing polo??? It is not like him not to be with his Duchess.
    Thanks for the updates. You rock!!

  16. Kate looks gorgeous In the full length picture with Pippa. I was kinda hoping she would wear the lilac dress she wore when she landed in LA but this looks gorgeous as well!!!awesome updates, gurl, thank you so much!

  17. Kate looks stunning, her hair is gorgeous as always. Nice to see another recycled outfit, I like it very much! Both the dress and the jacket are beautiful and classic, yet modern pieces in a nice summery colour. The clutch compliments the outfit very nicely.
    As for Pippa, I'm not a huge fan of her dress, didn't like it either on CP Mary... the print and the huge peplum look strange to me. But it's very nice to see Kate and Pippa together!
    Sadly the Wimbledon matches couldn't be seen neither on Austrian nor on German TV, which is really a pity :( I like both players so I can't decide whom I would like to see win, they definitely would deserve it both.

  18. Thanks for the prompt post as always! I love seeing the two sisters out together having a good time.

  19. So nice to see Kate & Pippa together in photos after what seemed to be sooo long!

  20. Lovely to see the Duchess & Pippa at the match today- I thought they both looked lovely! Is it just me or does anyone else think that Kate could do with a few more new pieces of jewellery? :-) Charlotte, your blog is the best!

  21. White looks lovely on Kate and the clutch added a nice bit of fun to the overall look. And Pippa hit it out of the ball park this time. :) Her dress is very flattering.

  22. Thank you all for participating in the discussion!

    I agree with Royalfan about the clutch adding a little extra something to he outfit. I love that Kate wears white to Wimbledon and Pippa looked lovely too. Notably Kate recycled again, I do hope all the negative press surrounding her wardrobe isn't the reason for this.

    All info on the outfit including sunglasses and necklace is included in the updated post.

    It was an amazing match and such an emotional speech by Murray at the end.

  23. Is there a reason why Kate always wears white to Wimbledon? She looked great as always

    1. I'd guess it's just because white is the uniform for wimbledon players & that probably just crossed over into her wardrobe. Its just her way to get into the tennis spirit :)

  24. They both look gorgeous and it's lovely to see the sisters together :) Great post!

  25. Looks like Sophie Winkleman (Lady Frederick Windsor) attended too - wonderful blog, really enjoy the side stories, not just about the clothes

  26. I covet these two Joseph pieces on Kate especially the jacket. I love Pippa's dress! I love Project D designs.

  27. Kate looks gorgeous love the whole outfit. I like pippa`s look too but have to admit HRH Princess Mary looks prettier in it. it is so nice to see kate and pippa together looking happy!

  28. So I just went & clicked on the link to Kates glasses, and it says they are no longer available, which I'm taking to mean they are already sold out. Gotta love the Kate Effect!

  29. I'm afraid your headline is inaccurate, the Middleton sisters supported Federer, Kate discretely Pippa more vocally. See Yahoo, this has been covered up in the British press. Scotland is still part of the UK, (at least for the moment) so if you are sitting in the front row of the Royal box and representing the Queen in her Jubilee year you don't publicly support a Swiss citizen playing against one of her lieges. It is not as if the six times champion needs any help. If they are fans of Federer then they could at least have the sensitivity to do so in private and not humiliate Andy.

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