Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kate Recycles McQueen Sailor Dress for Wimbledon

William and Kate made a surprise appearance at day nine of Wimbledon today to watch Roger Federer take on Mikhail Youzhny on centre court.

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It is William and Kate's first Wimbledon appearance of the year. Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton sat in the royal box yesterday and Pippa and James attended last week. Prince Charles also made his first appearance at the tournament in forty years last week.

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There was a loud ovation when the couple entered the royal box.

William and Kate sat beside Anthony and Jane Henman, parents of former British player Tim Henman and exchanged jokes throughout the match.

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Kate has been a huge supporter of tennis for year and has attended several matches over the years. The 30 year old is also a keen player.

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The couple enjoyed a private chat during the match.

The couple who are expected to travel to Edinburgh later today for a Thistle Service tomorrow where William be installed as 'knight of the Thistle' looked happy and relaxed in the royal box.

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Australian tennis player Rennae Stubbs was very excited about seeing the royals :)

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The always incredible Roger Federer beat his opponent in three sets. Speaking about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the Swiss player said

'I think it helps when royalty shows up and other legends of the game come to see me play. I think it's inspiring. I'm happy they came to support tennis and to support me. It was very special'.

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After a short break the royals returned to their seats to watch British number one Andy Murray play against Spain's David Ferrer.

Kate never fails to impress at Wimbledon with her sartorial choices and today was no exception. The Duchess recycled the £1,100 Alexander McQueen cable knit sailor dress she first wore in Charlottetown for Day 5 of the Canada tour. A beautiful piece and simply perfect for the occasion.

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The dress was worn by actress Sarah Jessica Parker in 2006. We also see Kate wearing it exactly one year ago. Did you prefer it today?

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The Daily Mail article noted Kate's dress is somewhat similar to the tennis style from the 1920s.

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A look at the back of the dress.

Kate carried her Jaeger Kate Bag. The quilted leather bag is currently available for £75 reduced from £150.


Kate completed the look with her navy Prada shoes and Princess Diana's navy and sapphire earrings. Unfortunately the couple had to leave before the match ended but will no doubt be happy to hear Andy Murray won. See you all tomorrow for the thistle service!


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