What the Royals and Actors Wear to the Tennis Tournament

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The world famous tennis tournament, Wimbledon, takes place between June and July. Past winners include Venus and Serena Williams, Billie Jean King, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. This year’s games run from June 20 to July 10, 2022.

From the Duchess of Cambridge to Kendall Jenner, many members of the royal family and other famous faces take the opportunity to show off their summer styles at the famous tennis match.

Meghan Markle, Kendall Jenner and Kate Middleton attend the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
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Newsweek looks back at some of the outfits worn at the tennis tournament over the years.

The best looks from Wimbledon

Meghan Markle

Megan Markle at Wimbledon 2018
Meghan Markle attends the twelfth match of the Wimbledon Championships on July 14, 2018.
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The Duchess of Sussex is no stranger to Wimbledon. Pictured above, Markle is seen at Game 12 of The Championships in 2018 wearing a blue and white striped shirt with cream colored pants, a black handbag and sunglasses.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner at Wimbledon in 2019
Kendall Jenner attends the men’s final day of the Wimbledon Championships on July 14, 2019.
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Model Kendall Jenner wore a pair of white trainers and shorts and a matching bag on the men’s final day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 14, 2019. She also wore a light blue long-sleeved polo shirt with gold jewelry and a pair of thin black sunglasses.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the Wimbledon Championships on July 6, 2021.
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Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, attended a match at the 2021 Championships. Pictured in the Evian VIP suite, Cumberbatch wore an all-blue outfit with a matching hat and white trainers along with a pair of goggles elegant sun.

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, attends the Wimbledon Championships on July 11, 2021.
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The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is a frequent participant of the Wimbledon Championships. Having seen many matches over the years, she has been spotted with husband Prince William, sister Pippa Middleton and sister-in-law Meghan Markle. Last year, the royal family member wore a pink dress with a matching mask.

Beyonce

Beyoncé at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
Beyoncé attends the Wimbledon Women’s Final on July 9, 2016.
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Beyoncé traveled to the 2016 Wimbledon Championships to watch the women’s final match between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on July 9, 2021 wearing a patterned white dress.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner at the 2016 Wimbledon Championship
On June 27, 2016, Sophie Turner was spotted on day ten of the Wimbledon Championships.
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Ancient game of thrones star, Sophie Turner, attended Day 10 of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships wearing a white top with a pair of navy blue pants with a Louis Vuitton bag.

Wimbledon is known to be the oldest and most “prestigious” tournament in the world. The very first match took place at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London in 1877.

Although many celebrities wear their best clothes for the game, not everyone takes the opportunity to show off their clothes. On July 7, 1996, at the start of the men’s final, a 23-year-old woman named Melissa Johnson wearing only an apron started running across the court. She was working as a caterer during Wimbledon. The players on the court at the time – Richard Krajicek and MaliVai Washington – were taking a shot at the net before their match started when they saw the woman lift her apron.


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