Kate Middleton’s Best Wimbledon Looks

By Charlie Colville

4 weeks ago

This royal knows how to take to the court in style


One of the biggest British sporting events in the summer calendar, Wimbledon is one of those ‘tick it off you bucket list’ experiences – if not for the game itself, then for the chance to see the royals up close and in person. And, being the AELTC‘s royal patron, Kate Middleton is a regular at Wimbledon. Ahead of this year’s Championships, we look back at some of the Princess of Wales’s best courtside looks, from summer dresses and chic tailoring to the her signature tennis whites.

What Is The Princess Of Wales’s Relationship With Wimbledon?

Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, is the current patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. She took over the role from Queen Elizabeth II in 2016, and since then has been an active representative of various sporting events in the UK – including the Wimbledon Championships.

This is also the reason why Kate’s visits to Wimbledon often see her wearing a green and purple bow. This symbol of her royal patronage was also gifted to her by the late Queen, and is worn by members of the Committee of Management (the Main Board of the AELTC and representatives of the LTA) during the championship, in recognition of their role and responsibilities.

Kate Middleton’s Best Wimbledon Looks

2023: The Lime Green Dress

 

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Green was a signature colour for the Princess of Wales during the 2023 Wimbledon Championships – and this lime green Self-Portrait dress was the crowning glory of the royal’s tennis wardrobe. Worn during the Ladies Finals, the dress featured short sleeves, a tailored bouclé top trimmed with pockets, a waist belt and a pleated chiffon midi skirt. The royal is known for her fondness for Self-Portrait, and owns similar styles of the lime green dress pictured in shades of white, black and cream. She teamed up the eye-catching gown with Cassandra Goad pearl earrings, a pair of Gianvito Rossi suede slingbacks, Victoria Beckham sunglasses and a neutral-coloured clutch by Emmy London.

2023: The Balmain Blazer

 

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Speaking of green, Kate Middleton also wore a double-breasted mint green Balmain blazer with a white lapel and buttons at the 2023 Championships, marking the first time the royal had been spotted in the French brand. She paired the jacket with a long white pleated skirt – a tenniscore nod to the traditional women’s tennis skirt – and a pair of white Gianvito Rossi pumps. Her outfit was finished off with a white leather Mulberry bag and jewellery from Shyla London and Sezane.

You can read more about Kate Middleton’s 2023 Wimbledon looks here.

2022: The Polka Dot Dress

 

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While spectators at the 2022 Men’s Finals were taken with Prince George’s Wimbledon debut, it was Kate Middleton’s courtside attire that stole the style set’s attention. The royal wore a navy blue polka dot dress (polka dots are yet another staple of the Princess’s Wimbledon wardrobe) by Alessandra Rich, which featured a peplum waist, crystal buttons and a 1980s-inspired Chelsea collar with a tie, alongside a pair of black and white slingback pumps from the same brand.

2022: The Roksanda Dress

 

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This sunny yellow number was worn by the Princess of Wales at the 2022 Ladies Finals, and was designed by British luxury label Roksanda. A bespoke rendition of the brand’s Brigitte dress, the yellow gown featured added sleeves, an oversized bow on the shoulder and a long, softly pleated skirt. The royal originally wore the dress earlier in the year during the Platinum Jubilee Tour of the Caribbean, but made a reappearance at Wimbledon alongside a pair of white Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps, Kiki McDonough earrings (specifically the Eden Drops design in yellow gold, citrine and diamond) and straw sunhat from L.K. Bennett.

2021: The Grass Green Dress

 

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Did we mention this royal likes green? Keeping to her Wimbledon dress codes, Kate Middleton made an appearance wearing a grass green version of the Emilia Wickstead Denver dress, which the royal paired with white Jimmy Choo pumps, Kiki McDonough earrings and a Halcyon Days bangle. Her colour scheme on the day was a perfect reflection of the court itself, and further highlighted the Princess’s tenniscore-led Wimbledon style.

2019: The Suzannah x Alexander McQueen Combo

 

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Kate Middleton took tennis white seriously back in 2019, when she made a surprise visit to the Royal Box in a sleek button-front Suzannah London dress. The royal put her own spin on the gown, however, by adding a black Alexander McQueen bow belt that teamed up nicely with her custom woven Alexander McQueen bag and black Gianvito Rossi Piper suede pumps. The bow on her belt was also a lovely echo of the ribbon pinned to her lapel, highlighting her role as patron.

Featured image: HRH The Princess of Wales, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, is escorted by Deborah Jevans CBE, AELTC Vice-Chair, as she arrives at The Championships 2023. Held at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Day 13 Saturday 15/07/2023. Credit: AELTC/Thomas Lovelock.