It’s not often you see Hollywood stars, royalty and sporting legends at the same event – yet that’s what Wimbledon’s Royal Box offered today.
Sitting in the best seats in the house, the Princess of Wales, 41, was joined by Prince William, also 41, and their two eldest children, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, eight, at SW19.
The young siblings looked delighted to spend their Sunday in action on Center Court, where Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, 20, is looking to dethrone 36-year-old Novak Djokovic.
Other members of the royal family were also in attendance, including Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and King Felipe of Spain.
Throughout this year’s championships, the Royal Box has seen a set of star-studded guests take their seats on court to watch the action – and today’s event was no different, with popular actors Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and James Norton in attendance.
FEMAIL reveals the exclusive line-up in today’s Royal Box 1. Sophie Winkleman, 2. Lord Frederick Windsor, 3. Princess Michael of Kent, 4. Prince Michael of Kent, 5. Princess of Wales, 6. Princess Charlotte, 7. Prince George, 8. Prince of Wales, 9. King Felipe of Spain, 10. Ilana Kloss, 11. Billie Jean King, 12. James Norton, 13. Imogen Poots, 14. Rachel Weisz, 15. Daniel Craig, 16. Tim Davie, 17. Lord Marvin Davies, 18. Lady Davies.
Here FEMAIL takes a look at another exclusive line-up of famous faces to watch the men’s final at Wimbledon.
1 and 2. Sophie Winkleman and Lord Frederick Windsor
Lord Frederick Windsor, King Charles’ second cousin, returns to Wimbledon today for the men’s final, having already visited on the first day of the championships.
The 44-year-old tennis fan, who is a cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth, is 53rd in line to the throne; Her parents are Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
The royal, known as ‘Freddie’, actor is married to wife Sophie Winkleman, 42, who is best known for playing Suze in Peep Show, and with whom he shares daughters Maud, nine, and Isabella, seven.
3. Princess Michael of Kent
Princess Michael of Kent, 78, looked stunning in a flat cap and duck egg blue dress at the Royal Box today.
Princess Michael, nicknamed ‘Princess Pushy’ in some royal circles, is ‘actively involved with around 45 different charities and organisations’, according to the royal family’s official website, ‘including the Animal and Wildlife Trust and health and welfare charities’.
The royal has been married to King Charles’ first cousin since 1978 and the couple have children Lord Frederick Windsor, 44, and Lady Gabriella Kingston, 42.
4. Prince Michael of Kent
Prince Michael of Kent, 81, is the late Queen’s first cousin and son of George VI’s brother, Prince George, Duke of Kent.
The royal, who announced her retirement last year, is an avid tennis fan and often attends Wimbledon. He is married to Princess Michael of Kent and both are active royals living in Kensington Palace.
Last year the couple revealed they would retire from royal life, months after Michael stepped down as patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce and handed back the Order of Friendship award, one of Russia’s highest honours.
The queen’s first cousin, a fluent Russian speaker with lineage to Tsar Nicholas II, was forced to cut ties with Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.
Born in 1942, his first memorable appearance was as a five-year-old page boy at the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip.
While outside the top 50 in line for the throne, he was often seen by the late queen’s side at family functions. She has two siblings with whom she is often seen, Princess Alexandra and the Duke of Kent.
5. Princess of Wales
Princess Kate, 41, is patron of the All England Lawn and Tennis Club – a position she has held since 2016.
For the two weeks before the Wimbledon Championships are held at SW19 each year, the mother-of-three can often be seen catching the action in the Royal Box on Center Court.
On Saturday, she took part in the women’s final and saw unseeded Marketa Vondrosova beat bookies favorite Once Jabeur in straight sets.
Dressed in a £420 two-piece lime green frock from Self Portrait, the mother-of-three watched the action alongside tennis legend, Billie Jean King.
He later presented the Czech champion with a dish of Venus rosewater on center court and comforted the Tunisian runner-up with a warm hug.
6. Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte, eight, appeared to be having a whale of a time watching her first Wimbledon match live with her brother Prince George
Princess Charlotte was spotted whaling at her first Wimbledon Championships as she arrived with her family this afternoon.
The royal, eight-year-old looked adorable in a blue floral dress as she arrived at the All England Club with her parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and her nine-year-old brother Prince George.
Ahead of the gentlemen’s final between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, the family met hard-working ball boys and girls – and Princess Charlotte was even lucky enough to get to snuggle with police dog Stella.
In her first visit to the Wimbledon Championships, Charlotte also talks to Muawij Anwar, who is doing the coin toss before the match.
7. Prince George
Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoyed a day at Wimbledon with their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The young royals were delighted to spend their Sunday at SW19, where 20-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz is looking to dethrone 36-year-old Novak Djokovic.
Taking in the action on Center Court, George, nine, and Charlotte, eight, appeared to be in deep concentration as they sat alongside their parents, Kate and William, both 41. Prince Louis, five, did not attend today’s event.
The future King George – who celebrates his 10th birthday on Saturday – and his sister have been away from their Lambbrook school in Berkshire for the summer holidays – and it’s already been a busy season for the royal family.
Kate and William treated their three children to a surprise visit at a military air show in Gloucestershire on Friday.
They were greeted by gray skies that brought heavy rain but there were few planes in the sky before they reached the Royal International Air Tattoo.
8. Prince of Wales
Prince William accompanied his wife Kate to the men’s final today, his first visit to the All England Club this year.
Last summer, the Prince and Princess of Wales attended the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios with their eldest son, Prince George.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Kate and William, 41, are both absolutely addicted to paddle tennis and play it often.
According to The Sun, the competitive couple played mixed doubles matches against their other couple friends and were seen enjoying the match at the plush complex.
The game is a cross between tennis and squash, and is played with a solid paddle instead of a traditional racket with strings.
9. King Felipe of Spain
The 55-year-old looked typically stylish as she took her seat in the royal box to cheer on Spain’s King Carlos Alcaraz.
King Felipe is known to be a great fan of Rafael Nadal and often tweets about his success.
Although King Felipe, who has two children, regularly travels with his glamorous wife Queen Letizia, he was not present at today’s event.
10. Ilana Claus
Ilana Kloss is a South African-born former professional tennis player who was once ranked world number one in doubles.
He has been married to Billie Jean King since 2018, but the couple has been together for nearly four decades.
In 1972, Ilana won the Wimbledon junior singles title.
11. Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King is a former American number one tennis player who won a total of 39 Grand Slam titles in her career.
Among those wins are 12 singles titles, 16 women’s doubles and 11 mixed doubles.
After spending her career advocating for gender equality in sports, she founded the Women’s Tennis Association and the Women’s Sports Foundation.
He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987 and is often cited as the greatest tennis player of all time.
12. James Norton
James Norton, 47, looked shtick as he watched the match with Imogen Poots in a light gray suit and sunglasses.
The 37-year-old is known for roles in British television series Happy Valley, Grantchester and War and Peace.
He earned a 2015 British Academy Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of ex-convict Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley.
13. Imogen Poots
From London, Imogen made her big screen debut as Valerie Young in V for Vendetta (2005), followed by appearances in projects including Me and Orson Welles, Centurion and Tim Buckley’s Wishes.
In 2020, she played Laura in the Academy Award-winning The Father, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. Initially he wanted to be a vet but he fainted while watching some surgery.
14. Rachel Weisz
British Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz looked sharp in a cream suit sitting next to her husband Daniel Craig.
The British actress has starred in many films including The Mummy and The Lovely Bones.
The Definitely, Maybe actress shares a 16-year-old son, Henry, with her ex-fiancé, director Darren Aronofsky.
She got together with Craig in 2010 after meeting on the set of Dream House. She has previously said that she does not consider herself a celebrity.
His late parents came to Britain as child refugees from Austria and Hungary just before the Second World War.
15. Daniel Craig
The English actor, 55, is one of Britain’s most famous faces. He waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre.
He has since played James Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die.
He and his wife Rachel Weisz are notoriously private and not on social media.
Rachel and Daniel have a daughter Grace, four, and both have children from previous marriages.
16. Tim Davey
Tim Davey is the current and seventeenth Director-General of the BBC. After attending Cambridge, he began a career in marketing before joining the BBC.
He then stood unsuccessfully as Conservative MP for Hammersmith and Fulham in 1993 and 1994.
He then became Chief Executive of BBC Studios and was appointed Director-General of the BBC in 2020.
17. Lord Mervyn Davies
Lord Mervyn Davies is chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association of Oversock, Wales.
The fluent Welsh speaker worked as a banker and served as Minister for Trade, Investment, Small Business and Infrastructure from January 2009 to May 2010 in the Labor government.
He has been a non-affiliated peer of the House of Lords since 2009 but is currently on leave of absence from the House of Lords.
He runs LetterOne – a partnership of entrepreneurs and CEOs passionate about building better businesses. At the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the company donated US$150 million and all dividends to the Ukrainian relief effort.
18. Lady Davies
Marvin’s wife’s name is Jean Marie Gammy. They married in 1979 and have two children. Lord Davies is married with two children and is a fluent Welsh speaker.
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