Queen Camilla Attends Tennis Tournament as Other Royal Couples Have Day Dates! Royals Take Wimbledon

The Royal Box at Wimbledon looked especially regal on day 10 of the tennis competition, with Queen Camilla leading the way for a large royal turnout

Published Time: 10.07.2024 - 17:31:20 Modified Time: 10.07.2024 - 17:31:20

The Royal Box at Wimbledon looked especially regal on day 10 of the tennis competition, with Queen Camilla leading the way for a large royal turnout.

The Queen, 76, attended the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on July 10. She arrived with Debbie Jevans, chair of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, and took time to meet individuals on the Players' Lawn who support Wimbledon as well as a young ball boy and girl, Yug and Natalia. The key role has been part of Wimbledon for around 100 years, and about 250 young people work at the championships each year.

King Charles' wife also connected with former professional tennis players Jamie Delgado and Laura Robson, who give back to the game today through the All England Club's player relations team. She also spoke with Martyn Falconer, head gardener of the tennis club, and CEO Stephen Loizou of Jigsaw4u, a charity working to support youth through trauma, loss and bereavement that has been backed by the Wimbledon Foundation over the last decade.

The Queen, who repeated her Anna Valentine dress featuring giraffes that she previously wore in Kenya last year for her state visit with King Charles, then took a seat in the front row of the Royal Box.

She was joined by her sister, Annabel Elliot, who is a constant companion for the royal at Wimbledon. Annabel served as a coronation attendant for Queen Camilla during the crowning ceremony at Westminster Abbey in May 2023 and is also one of sixQueen's Companionsfor Camilla, a modern spin on the traditional ladies-in-waiting that supported Queen Elizabeth throughout her reign.

Queen Camilla wasn't the only member of the British royal family to take in the quarterfinals action on Wednesday. Both of Princess Anne's children were also in the stands.

Peter Phillips and his new girlfriend, Harriet Sperling, were also spotted at Wimbledon on July 10, sweetly holding hands as they made their event debut as a couple. The two have been linked since the spring and have attended several sporty events together, from the Badminton Horse Trials in May to the Royal Ascot in June.

In April, Princess Anne's son split from Lindsay Wallace, his partner of three years. He was previously married to Autumn Kelly, with whom he shares daughters Savannah, 13, and Isla, 12.

Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike Tindall, made Wimbledon a date day of their own. The sporty couple, who share children Mia, 10, Lena, 5, and Lucas, 3, attend the event most -


Over the weekend, Peter and Zara made their first public appearances at separate sporting events after their mom, Princess Anne, left the hospital following a horse-related "incident" that happened at home on June 23. Competitive equestrian Zara rode in the Aston Le Walls International eventing competition on July 7, while Peter attended the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit on July 6 and 7.

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Kate Middleton's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, also made their second Wimbledon outing of the year on July 10. The Princess of Wales, who is the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, is a regular at the sporting event but has been staying out of the spotlight as she continues cancer treatment. All England Club chair Debbie Jevans previously toldTelegraph Sportthat they would give Princess Kate, 42, "as much flexibility as possible" regarding the possibility of her taking part in this year's trophy presentation.

Keira Knightly and George Russell also watched from the Royal Box on July 10.

While the 74-seat Royal Box is synonymous with the British royals, the space is not exclusively reserved for them. The chair of the All England Club distributes invites for the two weeks of athletic competition, with suggestions submitted by members of the Championships’ Organising Committee, the Lawn Tennis Association and other sources, according to Wimbledon's website.

Royalty from around the world, government heads, supporters of the sport and more are among those invited to the Royal Box, which has a "smart" dress code (and no hats!) plus an open invite for lunch, tea and drinks at the Clubhouse at the end of the day.

Other members of the British royal family — including Birgitte the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince Michael of Kent and Lord Frederick Windsor —have already attended Wimbledon this year. In addition, Prince Albert of Monaco and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greecewith his daughter Princess Maria-Olympia have appeared at the prestigious tennis tournament.

Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, took in the sporting event on July 9, taking their seats in the front row of the Royal Box at Centre Court to watch Italy's Jannik Sinner play Russia's Daniil Medvedev in the men's singles quarterfinal.

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