It was not until day 9 of the Wimbledon tennis tournament that the godmother of the organizing club appeared in the royal gallery. The Duchess of Cambridge arrived with her husband on the 5th of July to the grandstand of the central court, not far from her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton.
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William and Catherine’s first appearance at Wimbledon in 2022
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, reached the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on July 5, 2022. They sat in the royal tribune on the center court, where Serbian Novak Djokovic faced Italian Jannik Sinner.
William and Catherine’s presence in the royal gallery was short-lived. The couple then ran off to watch the other quarterfinal match, which took place in Court No. The Cambridges wanted to support their compatriot Cameron Norrie, who faced Belgian David Goffin.
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The Duchess of Cambridge’s parents also participated in the same game
Several members of the royal family were spotted in the stands and in the royal gallery, but this was the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first appearance this year. The arrival of Duchess Catherine on this 9th day of the competition was eagerly anticipated as Prince William’s wife is the godmother of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) as well as the godmother of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC). . The LTA is therefore the British tennis federation that organizes the national competitions, and the AELTC is the tennis club that organizes the Wimbledon tournament on its courts.
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent has served as Honorary President of the AELTC for over 50 years. At the age of 85, she decided to leave this job, a role close to her heart, last year, as she inherited this job from her mother. The Duchess of Cambridge, who regularly presents trophies to winners as the godmother of the AELTC, has approached to take over the honorary presidency of the AELTC, which has been vacant for a year.
The Duchess of Cambridge was not far from her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, who also wanted to attend this 9th day of the tournament. Duchess Catherine wore a blue dress with white polka dots by Alessandra Rich. Catherine’s return to the spotlight comes the day the Duchess of Cambridge displays her stunning portrait of the Duchess of Cornwall on display at her country estate.
The Duchess of Cambridge was sitting next to her husband on one side and the current president of the AELTC, Ian Hewitt, on the other. Other members of the royal family were there on Tuesday, July 5th. The more cautious Duke and Duchess of Gloucester also made it to the quarterfinals. The Duchess of Gloucester is honorary president of the British tennis federation LTA.