The Duchess of Cambridge’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton put on a stylish display as they arrived at Wimbledon today.
Business owner Carole, 66, looked chic in a red sundress, cinched at the waist with a flattering fabric belt, while husband Michael, 72, appeared sharp in a navy suit and polka dot tie.
The couple, who are also parents to Pippa, 37, and James Middleton, 34, were all smiles upon their arrival at SW19.
Their appearance comes after daughter Kate, 39, was forced into self-isolation last Friday afternoon after coming close to someone who had tested positive for coronavirus. She had spent most of the day at Wimbledon with VIPs including Tim Henman and Joe Wicks.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton (pictured) put on a stylish display as they arrived at Wimbledon today
Looking the epitome of elegance, Carole teamed her statement dress with a fedora hat, featuring a blue ribbon, and white sandals for the 11th day of the tennis competition.
She placed her essentials in a multi-coloured clutch bag, while also sporting dainty diamond earrings and a golden necklace.
Adding a touch of glamour to her appearance, she opted for a smattering of makeup and kept her locks down.
Carole and Michael regularly attend Wimbledon, and in previous years, the couple have been seen in the most exclusive seating area, the Royal Box, but a spot in the box is not guaranteed; even when your daughter is Kate Middleton.
Business owner Carole, 66, looked chic in a red frock, cinched at the waist with a flattering fabric belt, while husband Michael, 72, appeared sharp in a navy suit and polka dot tie (pictured together)
The couple, who are also parents to Pippa, 37, and James Middleton, 34, were all smiles upon their arrival at SW19 (pictured)
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge will be out of isolation in time to attend the women’s final with Prince William on Saturday, before attending the men’s final on her own on Sunday, while the Duke is expected to attend the England football match at Wembley instead.
However, there is confusion over Kate being out of quarantine already, despite only being alerted a week ago.
Kate is understood to have been alerted personally and was not ‘pinged’ by the NHS Test and Trace app, leaving the All England Club at 5pm – significantly earlier than she has done in previous years – and missing the match involving her friend Andy Murray.
David Beckham (pictured) also arrived at Wimbledon today for the 11th day of the tennis competition
The former footballer (pictured) stepped out in a white blazer teamed with navy trousers while sporting a stylish pair of sunglasses
On Friday Kate spotted looking serious as she was driven out of Wimbledon’s gates heading for Kensington Palace, where she was later holed up and unable to leave – even for food or medicine.
She was not permitted to have visitors in her home, including family and friends, and was even told to avoid contact with anyone she lives with as much as possible.
Her quarantine prevented the Duchess from attending the NHS’ 73rd birthday celebrations with William at St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.
Sources stressed that she followed rules laid down at Wimbledon, which require visitors to wear a mask when moving through the grounds at SW19 but not while sitting in the stands.
Looking the epitome of elegance, Carole (pictured) teamed her statement dress with a fedora hat, featuring a blue ribbon, and white sandals for the 11th day of the tennis competition
Carole and Michael (pictured) regularly attend Wimbledon, and in previous years, the couple have been seen in the most exclusive seating area, the Royal Box
The duchess is said to have had her second vaccination even though it is only just over five weeks since she released pictures of her getting her first at the Science Museum in London. Until yesterday, the guidelines stipulated an 11 or 12-week gap between jabs for under-40s not classed as vulnerable, although in some cases a shorter wait was allowed.
Her ten-day self-isolation period includes the day on which she was last in contact with the person who tested positive. If it was on Wednesday, she could, in theory, be free to return to official duties by the weekend.
MailOnline understands she was alerted about the contact with a Covid-infected person on Friday afternoon – after spending most of the day at Wimbledon with VIPs including Tim Henman, who is not self-isolating. It means she must quarantine for ten days even if she tests negative, which she has, up to four times, in the past seven days including before and after her Wembley trip with William and George.
Kate Middleton will attend the Wimbledon finals this weekend. This could be the moment that Kate learned she had to self-isolate and left the Royal Box for home last Friday
It is not known if the Duchess of Cambridge was alerted after being ‘pinged’ via the NHS app, a phone call from test and trace or if she or her team was contacted personally – but William’s ability to continue his duties means the covid case is unlikely to be in their inner circle.
When her isolation was revealed, Kensington Palace said in a statement: ‘Last week The Duchess of Cambridge came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home’.
Kensington Palace has not revealed where or when exactly the contact was only saying it was ‘last week’, when Kate’s only two public engagements were at the All England Club on Friday and with William and George at England’s historic win over Germany on Tuesday night.
Kate has spent time close to a host of VIPs including David Beckham and Ed Sheeran at Wembley and Tim Henman and Joe Wicks at Wimbledon.
But it is not known if any of them tested positive for covid, or whether the contact came via a friend, a member of staff or another parent on the school run last week.