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Record breakers and a giraffe dress for Queen Camilla’s visit to Wimbledon

The Queen has met a Wimbledon record breaker as she attended day ten of the Championships.

Queen Camilla was at the All England Club as more quarter finals in the singles competitions were played out on the famous Centre Court.

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Ahead of taking her seat, Her Majesty met two of the team that have kept the matches running smoothly. Ballboy, Yug, and ballgirl, Natalia, told The Queen about their role at the tournament.

There were also chats with former top player, Laura Robson, who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics with Sir Andy Murray and who now works as a commentator.

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And Queen Camilla met a record breaker. Jamie Delgado played in more consecutive Wimbledons than any other man, appearing in 23 tournaments on the bounce, finishing his career there in 2014. He now works as a professional tennis coach and is part of the All England Club’s player relations team.

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Her Majesty took her seat in the Royal Box on Centre Court among several familiar faces. Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike, were there as was Peter Phillips along with his partner, Harriet Sperling.

Carole and Michael Middleton were also there.

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Queen Camilla also made a fashion statement during her visit, choosing an unusual summer dress featuring giraffe motifs across the skirt.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.