For the British high society, few events are as eagerly anticipated as Wimbledon. While sports may be the focus of the annual tennis tournament, style is served up, too. Kate Middleton knows this well. Since 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge has attended the event in ensembles befitting a royal, often attracting as much attention for her sophisticated outfits as the athletic prowess of the tennis stars on the court.
With Wimbledon 2022 now in full swing, we take a look back at some of Kate Middleton’s best court-side fashion moments.
Just two months after her fairytale wedding with Prince William in 2011, Kate Middleton made her first Wimbledon appearance as the Duchess of Cambridge. The newly-wed matched the famous all-white dress code that’s applied to tennis players at Wimbledon, wearing a tiered Temperley London dress with pleats, ruffles and a nipped waist—her style signature. The white of her dress also made her 12-carat sapphire engagement ring stand out even more.