Kate, Meghan as well as Pippa Take in the Wimbledon Women’s Finals

Kate brought back a familiar gown to watch the Women’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon. Below, the Duchess with AELTC Chair Philip Brook as well as his wife, Gill. 

The Duchess is patron of the All England yard Tennis as well as Croquet Club, as well as today she arrived early to spend time with former as well as present players. right here you see her speaking with junior players (L-R): Latvia’s Kamilla Bartone, Russia’s Oksana Selekmeteva, Russia’s Polina Kudermetova as well as France’s Giulia Morlet.

Then it was time to head for the royal box at Centre Court.

Today’s match was between American Serena Williams, going for her 24th major championship title, as well as Simona Halep of Romania. This is the very first time a Romanian lady has reached the women’s singles final at Wimbledon. Below, the women arriving on Centre Court. 

The Duchess of Cambridge as well as the Duchess of Sussex.

We were excited when we heard Meghan would be joining Kate, however did not understand up until today we would have the added delight of seeing Pippa Matthews, Kate’s younger sister.

You see tennis legend Martina Navratilova in the row just behind the royal women. 

A extremely broad shot of the royal box. The temperature was in the mid-70s for most of the match. 

But at times the sun peeked out from behind the clouds as well as that necessitated sunglasses. 

Last year the Duchesses likewise attended a match together. 

The Duchess chatting with the Duke of Kent, president of the All England Club.  

Here I believe you see the two Duchesses just after the match concluded. 

There were rather a few notable names in attendance today, including outgoing Prime priest Theresa May. 

Actor Aidan Turner of The Hobbitt as well as Poldark renown.  

Actress Lily James. 

Woody Harrelson as well as his wife, Laura Louie, were in the royal box, however that may have been for men’s doubles, not the women’s singles. 

Ms. Halep took the match in less than an hour. Below, the Duke of Kent presents her with the Venus Rosewater Dish. 

As noted on the Wimbledon site, “The No.7 seed, whose name appeared on no one’s listing of likely winners before The Championships began, became the very first Romanian ever to win a Wimbledon title.” UPDATE JULY 14: There have been a number of comments about this description of Simona Halep, as well as I have likewise received some email on the topic. The description above is from Wimbledon’s story, on the Wimbledon site. It is not my judgment about Ms. Halep’s skills.

Below, the competitors.  

This view of the two women provides point of view in terms of where the royal box is in connection to the court. You can likewise see where some of the media are situated.  

And exactly how it looks for the photographers. 

More from the Wimbledon news story:

In her extremely very first press seminar after her very first round win (she beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets), four people turned up. It was less of a press conference, much more of a cosy chat, really.

The scene at today’s news conference.

But when she came to the interview space for her champion’s press conference, it was standing space only. As she walked in, there were 78 scribes poised as well as prepared to ask the killer question. By the time she had provided a couple of answers, there were numerous much more (we had run out of fingers by that time as well as sums are not our strong suit) lining the back as well as sides of the room. That is not to mention the official film team as well as photographer.

In the second video listed below after the publish content, the Simona Halep interview, you will hear her speak about exactly how excited she is to ended up being a lifetime member of the AELTC, one of the perks for champions. right here you see her with Philip Brook after he has provided the new champ her membership pin. 

Some may keep in mind reading in our publish from last week that this is Mr. Brook’s final Championship as chairman; he is retiring. right here you see Ms. Halep giving him a letter of appreciation on behalf of the Women’s Tennis Association, thanking him for his contributions to women’s tennis.

The new champion likewise spoke earlier this week about exactly how much she hoped Kate would be attending the match. right here you see her desire come true.


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Also today, the Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles final. below left, Aniek Van Koot, the champion, as well as runner-up Diede De Groot; both of the Netherlands.  

The Men’s Wheelchair Doubles final was today as well. below you see Joachim Gerard of Belgium aswell as Stefan Olsson of Sweden, the champions. They bested Alfie Hewett as well as Gordon Reid, both of excellent Britain. 

The Girls’ Singles final was likewise today. Below, champion Daria Snigur of Ukraine (L) as well as runner-up Alexa Noel of the United States. 

Now for our look at what Kate wore, a gown by Dolce as well as Gabbana. 

We very first saw the Duchess in the gown during the September 2016 trip in Canada. right here you see the piece as worn then, as well as today, along with the original product shot before it was modified for Kate. 

It is made of a stretch crepe described as mid-weight, in a viscose/acetate/elastane blend. style elements include a fitted bodice, flared skirt, a ruffle at the upper take on seam, goldtone buttons as well as concealed back zipper.

We saw the return of the Rupert Sanderson Malory heels in Nude youngster Leather.

Kate carried the miss Sicily handbag by Dolce as well as Gabbana.

It is the exact same handbag Kate carried to last year’s Men’s Singles final. She likewise paired it with a Dolce & Gabbana gown for that engagement. 

The Duchess likewise brought back the exact same earrings worn to last year’s Men’s Final, the Asprey Oak leaf little Hoop style ($6450). The earrings are 18K yellow gold with pavé diamonds. 

It looked like Kate was wearing the Ray-Ban Wayfarer II sunglasses ($153). 

For those curious about what Pippa Matthews wore, she was in the Ruflette Sleeveless Midi gown (£735, approximately $925 at today’s exchange rates) by British label Anna Mason London, a brand she has worn previously.

The gown is a tiered style with a fitted bodice with high neck as well as frilled sleeves. We show some of the other fabrics the gown comes in on the best above. More on Anna Mason from the brand’s “About” page: “Her very first task as a fashion designer was working for Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, after which she worked in Italy for MaxMara as well as Valentino. Returning to London she then worked for Amanda Wakeley.” Our thanks to The everyday Mail’s Caroline Parr for the gown ID.

The earrings worn by Ms. Matthews are by Garrard, the jeweler’s Petal Ear Climbers in 18K white gold with sapphires, tanzanites as well as diamonds. say thanks to you to Melissa K for commenting with a link to them.  

Another view of the two royals. 

And one much more picture of the threesome, this one taken after the match. 

You can checked out all about what the Duchess of Sussex wore at our sibling site, What Meghan Wore.

REMINDER: We’ll see the Duchess, as well as the Duke, for tomorrow Men’s Singles Final. The match begins at 2pm locally, that is 9am EDT/6am PDT. (Correcting earlier times that were an hour off, with thanks to Adi for her comment!) 


We have a couple of quick buying updates to share today.

The very first is a reminder about the annual anniversary sale at Nordstrom. Nordstrom cardholders can shop the sale now. 

If not a cardholder the sale opens to the public online as well as in-store Friday, the 19th.

A few things caught my eye, starting with a decent repliKate for the Mulberry Paddington coat most just recently seen in November 2016. The Mulberry is a wool blend with a touch of mohair (originally $1590) that is no longer available. On the far right, the Vince Camuto Lightweight Coat, done in a poly/rayon blend. It is on sale now for $105.90; after the sale ends the cost will go up to $159. The material isn’t the same, however the color as well as cut seem a great match.

These next two items aren’t precisely repliKates, much more in the “along the lines of,” in this situation the Avery Loafer by J Crew seen during the Canada trip in October 2016. The “similar in theme” shoes are the Halogen Lucy in the center ($59.90 on sale, $99.95 after the sale) as well as on the right, the Blondell loafer ($89.90 now, $139.95 after the sale) by Louise et Cie.  

Several brands we have seen Kate wear over the years are included in the sale:


J. Crew


Max Mara

The other buying note involves the annual Prime Day sale at Amazon with its sale pricing as well as promotions. The Prime Day promotion is now two days and it runs this coming Monday/Tuesday, the 15th/16th.

The sale starts at 12am PT on Monday, that’s 3am on the east coast.

If believing about shopping, the NY Times has a great piece titled 5 Things to prevent on Amazon Prime Day.


In this very first video, there is about 3:15 of Kate & Pippa arriving, as well as then the Duchess satisfying players as well as official.

This is the Simona Halep post-match online interview; at about 3:33 she speaks about being able to satisfy the Duchess of Cambridge.

This shows Serena Williams as she spoke about her second-place surface aswell as congratulated the new champ.


The Guardian’s sports story is here; an evening common story and slideshow may be seen here;

A people story is here; a hi piece with great deals of photos is here; a Metro story on celebrities in attendance is here

A Telegraph fashion piece is here; a PopSugar slideshow is here; The Fug Girls publish is here;


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