Kate’s Kid-Free Outing At Wimbledon Gets Marred By Soggy Weather, But Rain Didn’t Dampen Spirits

Prince William and Kate Middleton tried to have a kid-free outing at Wimbledon, but weather played spoilsport for a short duration.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton were seated in the Royal Box at Wimbledon,along with Prince Albert of Monaco, British distance runner Paul Radcliffe, TV adventurer Bear Grylls, and American tennis great and six-time Wimbledon singles champion Billie Jean King. Though the couple had managed to leave their kids at home, they couldn’t enjoy their alone-time owing to the soggy weather. The proud parents of Prince George and Princess Charlotte – who just celebrated Charlotte’s christening on Sunday — had come to cheer for Andy Murray who was to play his quarter-final match against Canada’s Vasek Pospisil.

Incidentally, though the weather did try to ruin the day, the rains only lasted for around 15 minutes and thereafter; Andy slammed his way into the semi-finals. Though William and Kate couldn’t get cozy, they made the most of their time chatting with the attendees, which included William’s aunt Sophie and Countess of Wessex, William’s cousin, Zara Phillips, and David Beckham, who had brought along his 12-year-old son Romeo as well, reported Fox News.

Needless to say, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are avid Wimbledon fans and have engaged in friendly matches since their student days at St. Andrews University. Interestingly, they even plan to upgrade the tennis court at their country home, Anmer Hall.

Kate looked stunning in a cardinal red Cayla Long Dress from LK Bennett, while William sported a traditional and rather conservative suit and tie. The couple arrived in their Jaguar before the match started and spent their time mingling with their high profile guests before settling in their seats to watch the match, reported People.

While the royal couple was watching the match between Murry and Pospisil on Court 2, another interesting match was being played on the Court No. 1 between Roger Federer vs. Gilles Simon. Right after the match between Murry and Pospisil, Novak Djokovic vs. Marin Cilic were to battle it out for the semi-finals.

The royal couple has been making quite a few public appearances. However, they have always ensured they were seen with their kids. This is the first time; Kate and William have stepped out without their kids in tow. Perhaps they knew Wimbledon could experience foul weather and hence decided not to bring them, or perhaps the stadium just wasn’t an appropriate place to bring them?

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