Kate Middleton at Wimbledon: Duchess of Cambridge arrives on day five

The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a polka dot skit and matching blazer as she took in the action at Wimbledon today.

Kate, 39, cut a polished figure in a £795 Alessandra Rich skirt, £675 Mulberry handbag, white heels and a tailored jacket by Canadian brand Smythe as she arrived at SW19 on day five of the two-week tournament.  

An avid tennis fan, Kate is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association and a regular fixture at Wimbledon. Today is her first appearance at the championship this year. 

The royal mother-of-three looked in excellent spirits as she joined British tennis ace Tim Henman to watch Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares play against the US’ Nicholas Monroe and Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in their men’s doubles first-round match on court 14. 

Jamie’s brother Andy, who is a friend of the Duchess, will go head-to-head with Canadian Denis Shapovalov in his third-round tie later today. 

The Duchess left before the end of the match and headed to the club kitchen where she helped prepare the classic Wimbledon snack of strawberries and cream. 

It has been a busy week of engagements for the royal family, with the Queen, Prince William and Princess Anne all starting the week in Scotland to mark Royal Week. The Queen travelled down yesterday in time to attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show and has returned to the event today. 

Yesterday Prince William and Prince Harry reunited to unveil the statue in honour of their mother Princess Diana at Kensington Palace. 

Kate, 39, cut a polished figure in a £795 Alessandra Rich skirt, £675 Mulberry handbag, white heels and a tailored jacket by Canadian brand Smythe as she arrived at SW19 on day five of the two-week tournament

Kate, 39, cut a polished figure in a £795 Alessandra Rich skirt, £675 Mulberry handbag, white heels and a tailored jacket by Canadian brand Smythe as she arrived at SW19 on day five of the two-week tournament

Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon today

Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon today

Kate, 39, cut a polished figure in a £795 Alessandra Rich skirt, £675 Mulberry handbag, white heels and a tailored jacket by Canadian brand Smythe as she arrived at SW19 on day five of the two-week tournament 

Kate looked in excellent spirits as she joined British tennis ace Tim Henman to watch Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares play against the US' Nicholas Monroe and Canada's Vasek Pospisil in their men's doubles first-round match on court 14. At one point, the Duchess appeared to be frustrated for the players and closed her eyes

Kate looked in excellent spirits as she joined British tennis ace Tim Henman to watch Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares play against the US' Nicholas Monroe and Canada's Vasek Pospisil in their men's doubles first-round match on court 14. At one point, the Duchess appeared to be frustrated for the players and closed her eyes

Kate looked in excellent spirits as she joined British tennis ace Tim Henman to watch Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares play against the US’ Nicholas Monroe and Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in their men’s doubles first-round match on court 14. At one point, the Duchess appeared to be frustrated for the players and closed her eyes

Plenty to smile about! The Duchess beamed as Jamie Murray and his partner won the first set of the first-round match

Plenty to smile about! The Duchess beamed as Jamie Murray and his partner won the first set of the first-round match

Kate taking in the action at Wimbledon today

Kate taking in the action at Wimbledon today

Plenty to smile about! The Duchess beamed as Jamie Murray and his partner won the first set of the first-round match

The Duchess left before the end of the match and headed to the club kitchen where she helped prepare the classic Wimbledon snack of strawberries and cream

The Duchess left before the end of the match and headed to the club kitchen where she helped prepare the classic Wimbledon snack of strawberries and cream

The Duchess left before the end of the match and headed to the club kitchen where she helped prepare the classic Wimbledon snack of strawberries and cream

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The Duchess of Cambridge is visiting Wimbledon today, and we always love to see her looks at SW19!

In the past she’s worn designer labels like Roksanda, Jenny Packham, Suzannah and Dolce & Gabbana to watch the tennis, and the skirt she’s chosen to debut today is by another of her favourites.

It’s by Alessandra Rich, and this truly does look like it was made for Kate. The navy and white polka dot print, the way the pleats move when she walks, the longer length… it’s perfection! When teamed with her navy Smythe blazer, a Mulberry bag, pearl earrings by Simone Rocha and a Daniella Draper necklace, it’s game, set and match!

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Come on, Jamie! The Duchess - who is a friend of Andy Murray - was on hand to watch his brother Jamie in his match today

Come on, Jamie! The Duchess - who is a friend of Andy Murray - was on hand to watch his brother Jamie in his match today

Come on, Jamie! The Duchess – who is a friend of Andy Murray – was on hand to watch his brother Jamie in his match today

I can't bear to look! At one point, Kate Middleton closed her eyes

I can't bear to look! At one point, Kate Middleton closed her eyes

The royal keeps a close eye on the court

The royal keeps a close eye on the court

I can’t bear to look! At one point, Kate Middleton closed her eyes (left). Right, the royal keeps a close eye on the court

The Duchess of Cambridge threw her head back in laughter as she shared a light-hearted moment with Tim Henman

The Duchess of Cambridge threw her head back in laughter as she shared a light-hearted moment with Tim Henman

The Duchess of Cambridge threw her head back in laughter as she shared a light-hearted moment with Tim Henman

At one point the Duchess of Cambridge checked a mobile phone. It is not known if it belongs to Henman or the royal

At one point the Duchess of Cambridge checked a mobile phone. It is not known if it belongs to Henman or the royal

Henman takes a look over as Kate checks the screen

Henman takes a look over as Kate checks the screen

At one point the Duchess of Cambridge checked a mobile phone. It  is not known if it belongs to Henman or the royal

Spot on! The Duchess of Cambridge donned a polka dot midi skirt, white heels and navy blazer for the occasion

Spot on! The Duchess of Cambridge donned a polka dot midi skirt, white heels and navy blazer for the occasion

Spot on! The Duchess of Cambridge donned a polka dot midi skirt, white heels and navy blazer for the occasion 

The royal mother-of-three is an avid tennis fan and patron of the Lawn Tennis Association

The royal mother-of-three is an avid tennis fan and patron of the Lawn Tennis Association

Kate waving to well-wishers today

Kate waving to well-wishers today

The royal mother-of-three is an avid tennis fan and patron of the Lawn Tennis Association

The Duchess of Cambridge attracted attention as she arrived at Wimbledon on the fifth day of the two-week tournament

The Duchess of Cambridge attracted attention as she arrived at Wimbledon on the fifth day of the two-week tournament

The Duchess of Cambridge attracted attention as she arrived at Wimbledon on the fifth day of the two-week tournament

Showcasing her love of colour co-ordination, the Duchess finished the look with a simple white top, white point-toe pumps and a stylish white mini handbag.

Showcasing her love of colour co-ordination, the Duchess finished the look with a simple white top, white point-toe pumps and a stylish white mini handbag.

The Duchess arriving at Wimbledon today

The Duchess arriving at Wimbledon today

Showcasing her love of colour co-ordination, the Duchess finished the look with a simple white top, white point-toe pumps and a stylish white mini handbag. Right, the Duchess arriving today

The Duchess of Cambridge stopped to speak to one tennis fan with her arm in a sling on her way into the event today

The Duchess of Cambridge stopped to speak to one tennis fan with her arm in a sling on her way into the event today

The Duchess of Cambridge stopped to speak to one tennis fan with her arm in a sling on her way into the event today

The Duchess of Cambridge covered her face with a floral mask by favourite children’s brand Amara Kids as she arrived at the All England Club this morning, in keeping with Covid-19 measures.   

But the face covering was not enough to keep her presence under wraps and excited tennis fans were quick to take out their phones to snap a photo of the VIP guest. 

Kate chose a skirt from favourite designer Alessandra Rich for the outing in sunny London today. The design matches a dress by the brand also owned by the Duchess, which she wore for Prince Charles’ official 70th birthday photographs. 

Today Kate built her outfit around the blue and white skirt, tucking a plain white round neck t-shirt into the fitted waistband. She added a navy blazer by Smythe – a brand also loved by the Duchess of Sussex – which had a Lawn Tennis Association badge pinned to the lapel.

In a nod to the warmer weather, Kate chose white accessories. She carried the Mulberry Small Amberley Crossbody bag by its top handle and matched the piece to a classic pair of point-toe white pumps. 

Sticking to her signature style, the royal wore her brunette locks blown out in big, bouncy curls and chose to keep her jewellery simple, pairing small gold hoop earrings with two gold necklaces. 

The Duchess of Cambridge and Tim Henman burst into laughter while watching Jamie Murray on court 14

The Duchess of Cambridge and Tim Henman burst into laughter while watching Jamie Murray on court 14

The Duchess of Cambridge and Tim Henman burst into laughter while watching Jamie Murray on court 14 

The Duchess of Cambridge and Tim Henman both looked at something on an iPhone in a blue case

The Duchess of Cambridge and Tim Henman both looked at something on an iPhone in a blue case

The Duchess of Cambridge and Tim Henman both looked at something on an iPhone in a blue case

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared engrossed in whatever was on the screen of the iPhone

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared engrossed in whatever was on the screen of the iPhone

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared engrossed in whatever was on the screen of the iPhone

Once sitting down, Kate removed her mask and was seen smiling and laughing with her Wimbledon hosts

Once sitting down, Kate removed her mask and was seen smiling and laughing with her Wimbledon hosts

Once sitting down, Kate removed her mask and was seen smiling and laughing with her Wimbledon hosts

A royally good time! The Duchess of Cambridge couldn't keep the smile from her face as she watched Jamie Murray play

A royally good time! The Duchess of Cambridge couldn't keep the smile from her face as she watched Jamie Murray play

A royally good time! The Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t keep the smile from her face as she watched Jamie Murray play

Kate Middleton burst into laughter at one point, but it is not clear if Henman or the match made her laugh

Kate Middleton burst into laughter at one point, but it is not clear if Henman or the match made her laugh

Kate Middleton burst into laughter at one point, but it is not clear if Henman or the match made her laugh

Kate Middleton is a regular fixture at Wimbledon but this is her first appearance at the championships this year

Kate Middleton is a regular fixture at Wimbledon but this is her first appearance at the championships this year

Kate Middleton is a regular fixture at Wimbledon but this is her first appearance at the championships this year

The Duchess of Cambridge looked on as Jamie Murray and his Brazilian double's partner took to the court this morning

The Duchess of Cambridge looked on as Jamie Murray and his Brazilian double's partner took to the court this morning

The Duchess of Cambridge looked on as Jamie Murray and his Brazilian double’s partner took to the court this morning

Such a good sport! The Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed as she watched the match on a sunny court 14 today

Such a good sport! The Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed as she watched the match on a sunny court 14 today

Such a good sport! The Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed as she watched the match on a sunny court 14 today 

Henman and the Duchess of Cambridge watched intently as the match unfolded on court 14 this morning

Henman and the Duchess of Cambridge watched intently as the match unfolded on court 14 this morning

Henman and the Duchess of Cambridge watched intently as the match unfolded on court 14 this morning 

The Duchess of Cambridge was animated as she spoke to Henman and AELTC Chief Executive Sally Bolton

The Duchess of Cambridge was animated as she spoke to Henman and AELTC Chief Executive Sally Bolton

The Duchess of Cambridge was animated as she spoke to Henman and AELTC Chief Executive Sally Bolton 

The Duchess of Cambridge was escorted to court 14 by Sally Bolton, chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. 

Kate followed Tim Henman to the back row of the court, taking her seat between him and Ms Bolton ahead of Murray’s match.   

Once sitting down, Kate removed her mask and was seen smiling and laughing with her Wimbledon hosts. 

She kept an eagle eye on the action and couldn’t keep the emotion from her face as she watched the British tennis player battle to win the first two sets of the match. 

The Duchess of Cambridge got stuck in and helped prepare strawberries for strawberries and cream in the kitchens on site

The Duchess of Cambridge got stuck in and helped prepare strawberries for strawberries and cream in the kitchens on site

The Duchess of Cambridge got stuck in and helped prepare strawberries for strawberries and cream in the kitchens on site

Kate demonstrated her decorating skills as she helped executive chef Adam Fargin finish off the desserts in the kitchen

Kate demonstrated her decorating skills as she helped executive chef Adam Fargin finish off the desserts in the kitchen

Kate demonstrated her decorating skills as she helped executive chef Adam Fargin finish off the desserts in the kitchen

The Duchess paid close attention while chef Fargin demonstrated how to chop and prepare the strawberries for the dish

The Duchess paid close attention while chef Fargin demonstrated how to chop and prepare the strawberries for the dish

The Duchess paid close attention while chef Fargin demonstrated how to chop and prepare the strawberries for the dish 

The Duchess left before the end of the match and went on to the kitchens where she met executive chef Adam Fargin. 

Kate heard how the site prepared and distribute 200 daily hot meals for the local community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

She also got stuck in and helped Adam chop strawberries for strawberries and cream, which is a must on a sunny day at Wimbledon. 

Back at SW19: An avid tennis fan, Kate is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association and a regular fixture at Wimbledon. Today is her first appearance at the championship this year. Pictured, the Duchess arriving at Wimbledon today

Back at SW19: An avid tennis fan, Kate is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association and a regular fixture at Wimbledon. Today is her first appearance at the championship this year. Pictured, the Duchess arriving at Wimbledon today

Back at SW19: An avid tennis fan, Kate is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association and a regular fixture at Wimbledon. Today is her first appearance at the championship this year. Pictured, the Duchess arriving at Wimbledon today 

The Duchess of Cambridge takes her seat next to Tim Henman at Wimbledon today, on day five of the tournament

The Duchess of Cambridge takes her seat next to Tim Henman at Wimbledon today, on day five of the tournament

The Duchess of Cambridge takes her seat next to Tim Henman at Wimbledon today, on day five of the tournament

Kate looked delighted as she joined British tennis ace Tim Henman to watch a match on one of the outer courts

Kate looked delighted as she joined British tennis ace Tim Henman to watch a match on one of the outer courts

Kate looked delighted as she joined British tennis ace Tim Henman to watch a match on one of the outer courts

The Duchess of Cambridge cut a polished figure in the skirt and blazer as she arrived at Wimbledon today

The Duchess of Cambridge cut a polished figure in the skirt and blazer as she arrived at Wimbledon today

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning

The Duchess of Cambridge cut a polished figure in the skirt and blazer as she arrived at Wimbledon today

The Duchess of Cambridge smiled as she joined Sally Bolton and Tim Henman at SW19 on Friday morning

The Duchess of Cambridge smiled as she joined Sally Bolton and Tim Henman at SW19 on Friday morning

The Duchess of Cambridge smiled as she joined Sally Bolton and Tim Henman at SW19 on Friday morning

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