Kate Middleton looks chic at Wimbledon in $1,100 Alessandra Rich polka dot skirt and Smythe blazer
HRH Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, turned heads in a polka dot skirt and matching blazer as she got in on the action at Wimbledon on Friday, July 2.
The 39-year-old royal looked elegant in a $1,100 Alessandra Rich skirt, a $930 Mulberry handbag, coupled with white Jimmy Choo heels, and a tailored Smythe jacket as she arrived at SW19 on day five of the tournament, which is expected to last two weeks. The duchess is known to be an ardent tennis fan and a patron of the Lawn Tennis Association. She is regularly spotted at Wimbledon, and her Friday appearance at the championship was the first one this year, the Daily Mail reported.
The mother-of-three seemed to be in a great mood as she joined British tennis ace Tim Henman to watch Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares play against American Nicholas Monroe and Canadian Vasek Pospisil in their men's doubles first-round match on court 14. Murray and Soares took the match home after winning two sets.
However, Kate left before the end of the match as she had to be at the club kitchen to help prepare the classic Wimbledon snack of strawberries and cream. According to the report, she later visited the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and then took her seat in the Royal Box alongside the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Body Coach Joe Wicks.
In keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, Kate was seen covering her face with a floral mask by her favorite children's brand Amara Kids as she arrived at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on Friday, July 1. For the warm weather in London, she chose a skirt from her go-to designer Alessandra Rich. The design matched a dress by the brand that is also in the duchess' personal collection, which she wore for Prince Charles' official 70th birthday photographs, per the newspaper.
Kate built her outfit for the day around the blue and white skirt, wearing a plain white round-neck T-shirt tucked inside a fitted waistband. As previously mentioned, she wore a Smythe navy blazer on top of it, with a Lawn Tennis Association badge pinned to the lapel. The duchess chose white accessories to compliment the sunny weather, carrying a Mulberry Small Amberley Crossbody bag and matched it with a classic pair of pointy white pumps. She completed the look with her signature hairstyle, wearing her brunette locks in bouncy curls, and kept the jewelry rather simple -- pairing two small gold hoop earrings with gold necklaces.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Kate was escorted to court by Sally Bolton, chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. She followed Tim Henman to the back row of the court, and placed herself in a great viewing position between him and Bolton ahead of her pal Andy Murray's match against Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
After settling down, the duchess removed her face mask and was seen smiling and laughing with her Wimbledon hosts.