It’s set to be a right royal turnout at Wimbledon this weekend as the famous tennis tournament comes to a close. Leading the way will be the Duke of Kent who is President of the All England Club and whose presence at the finals is a long standing royal commitment. But he’ll have company this weekend in the famous royal box as the titles at Wimbledon 2019 are decided.
The Duchess of Cambridge will be in the royal box for both days of the showpiece weekend. Kate, who became patron of the All England Tennis and Croquet Club in 2017 and who has already visited Wimbledon this year, will start her own version of the doubles by watching the Women’s Singles Final on Saturday afternoon.
The match will see Simona Halep play for the famous Venus Rosewater Dish for the first time. Her opponent is a Wimbledon legend. Serena Williams already counts six Wimbledon singles crowns among her career tally of 23 singles grand slam titles. Last year she was runner up at the event. And, as we all know, she is a good friend of the Duchess of Sussex who has already been to see her play once at this year’s tournament. Meghan will also be in the royal box on Saturday afternoon as the Ladies Singles Final gets under way.
The Men’s Singles Final on Sunday is the traditional finale of Wimbledon and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will both be present at the event. Roger Federer, who has already won the title eight times, will play defending champion Novak Djokovic who is vying for his fifth Wimbledon crown.
It will be the culmination of a busy royal week at Wimbledon. On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cornwall attended the Championships, meeting several of the top athletes taking part in the wheelchair competitions as well as ballgirls and ballboys whose work keeps all the matches at the famous event running smoothly.
The Countess of Wessex also popped in to take in a spot of tennis, accompanied by Prince Albert II of Monaco. Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike, have also been seen enjoying the tournament.
But of course it remains the Duke of Kent who is the most famous supporter of the event which attracts thousands of visitors to the area every year. He’s already attended several days of the Championships this year and he will step on to Centre Court to congratulate the winners and commiserate with the losers. He has presented the trophies for almost five decades, following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Marina. And this tradition will help round off another Wimbledon for another year as royal support for the famous tournament continues to grow.