Thu. Jul 25th, 2024
alert-–-queen-camilla-channels-wimbledon-whites-at-sw19-–-as-she’s-joined-by-the-tindalls,-kate’s-parents-and-peter-phillips-for-a-day-of-tennis-actionAlert – Queen Camilla channels Wimbledon whites at SW19 – as she’s joined by the Tindalls, Kate’s parents and Peter Phillips for a day of tennis action

The royals proved their love affair with Wimbledon is as strong as ever as they arrived for day ten of the tournament this afternoon. 

Ahead of the quarter final day action, Queen Camilla led royals including Zara and Mike Tindall and Peter Phillips and his girlfriend Harriet Sperling. The Princess of Wales’ parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, were also spotted arriving at Wimbledon. 

Without the King by her side, Queen Camilla, 76, was greeted at the All England Club by Wimbledon chair Debbie Jevans, who escorted her to Centre Court to meet ball boys and girls. 

Wearing a stylish ivory dress adorned with giraffes and matching suede heels, the Queen looked in great spirits as she stopped to chat to each of the pupils tasked with one of the tournament’s most vital jobs.

Elsewhere, Zara Tindall looked elegant in a floral maxi dress from Me+Em and a white blazer; the King’s niece was joined by her dapper husband Mike Tindall for a day of tennis action. Yesterday, Queen Mary of Denmark donned the same summer dress for a function in the Danish town of Graasten. 

The royal mother-of-three finished her look with a sage green clutch bag by Anya Hindmarch and white espadrille wedges. 

Wednesday at SW19 sees the quarter finals of the men’s and women’s singles taking place, with Novak Djokovic vying for a semi-finals place against n Alex de Minaur on Centre Court this afternoon. 

Queen Camilla kicked off the day’s tennis action with her tour of the Players’ Lawn, stopping to chat to ball boy, Yug, from Harris Academy, Wimbledon and ball girl, Natalia, from Burntwood School in Wandsworth.

She also chatted to former British tennis stars Jamie Delgado and Laura Robson before meeting Stephen Loizou, Chief Executive Officer of local charity Jigsaw4u and Martyn Falconer, Head Gardner at the All England Club.

Perhaps the cutest encounter of the day came when Camilla met Camila, a young fan with a VIP pass thanks to her tennis playing mother.  The younger Camila is the daughter of Mexican tennis player Santiago Gonzalez, and showed the Queen her pass before shaking her hand. 

Royal fans have voiced their hopes that Kate might make make an emotional appearance at the Wimbledon Championships this weekend, although Kensington Palace officials are thought to be waiting until the last-minute to make a final decision on whether Kate can attend the All England Club in London.

Today, her parents, Carole and Michael, smiled at well-wishers as they arrived to take their seats on Centre Court, with the Princess of Wales’ mother cutting an elegant figure in a white floral and green dress with brown suede heels, with an oversized woven bag.  

Elsewhere, Zara’s brother Peter was also spotted with his girlfriend Harriet Sperling ahead of an afternoon of tennis. 

The couple, whose romance blossomed weeks after the King’s nephew separated from his partner of three years, have been at a string of high society events together in recent weeks, including a tactile display at Royal Ascot. 

In May, the couple spent the weekend together at the Badminton Horse Trial where they were spotted strolling hand in hand. 

There were plenty of famous faces arriving at SW19 ahead of the 1pm afternoon start to Quarter Finals day, including Kiera Knightley and her husband James Righton.

Richard E. Grant was spotted with Jemima Khan, and Bridgerton’s Hannah Dodd, wearing a striking yellow Ralph Lauren dress with matching lemon leather handbag, was also seen arriving at the historic South West London courts.

Second week Wednesday also saw fashionista Alexa Chung join the celebs gathering at Wimbledon; the star opted for a warm caramel-hued cardigan – should the heavens open – with a sand coloured skirt. 

And One Day star Leo Woodall, looked dapper in Ralph Lauren, matching a tweed suit with tan brogues. 

Royal tennis fans have been visiting the tournament all week. 

Yesterday Princess Beatrice added a regal touch to proceedings yesterday as she took her seat in the Royal Box, where she was seen chatting animatedly to Stephen Fry, 66. 

An animated Beatrice looked resplendent in a vibrant floral shirt dress, featuring a cinched waist thanks to a matching fabric belt and elegant lace detailing.

She was joined in the front row of the star-studded Royal Box by her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 40, who oozed sophistication in a tan suit, teamed with a sharp blue shirt and burgundy tie.

It’s no surprise Beatrice and Stephen appeared friendly with one another; the comedian is a friend of King Charles, and also attended the wedding of Beatrice’s sister Princess Eugenie in Windsor in 2018.

Sitting behind Beatrice, Stephen eagerly leaned forward to affectionally grasp the royal’s hand as they greeted one another. 

Both Beatrice and Stephen, who was sat next to comedian Michael McIntyre, looked delighted to see one another in the Royal Box.

Elsewhere, the Duke and Duchess of York’s eldest daughter put on an animated display as she reacted to the tennis.

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