The Duchesses are going to Wimbledon! Kate will join Meghan to watch her pal Serena Williams in the Women’s Final tomorrow – a year after their first joint solo outing at the tournament
- Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex will go to Wimbledon tomorrow
- The royals will be on hand to watch Meghan’s close friend Serena in the finals
- Sisters-in-law Meghan and Kate attended Wimbledon together last summer
- Comes days after the duchesses took their children for a day out at the polo
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex will attend the ladies’ singles final at Wimbledon tomorrow.
The royals, both 37, will be on hand to watch Meghan’s close friend Serena Williams take on Romanian player Simona Halep on Centre Court on Saturday afternoon.
The rare joint engagement was announced by Kensington Palace on Twitter this morning.
It comes a year after the pair made their first joint solo outing at the tournament, and just days after they were last seen together at a charity polo match in Surrey.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex will attend the women’s singles final at Wimbledon tomorrow. Pictured, the royal sisters-in-law taking in the action at SW19 last year
The outing comes just days after they were last seen together at a charity polo match in Surrey. Pictured, Kate, Louis, Meghan and Archie at the charity match on Wednesday afternoon
The palace also announced the Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, will be joined by her husband the Duke of Cambridge at the Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles final on Sunday afternoon.
The Duchesses have both already made solo visits to SW19 this summer, with Kate stepping out on 2 July and Meghan attending two days later to watch BFF Serena.
However Meghan’s visit was marred by controversy after fellow spectators were banned from taking pictures of her as her team insisted it was a ‘private outing’, despite taxpayers forking out £2.4million for renovations to her new home.
Kensington Palace declined to comment – but a royal source told MailOnline: ‘It’s not uncommon for personal protection officers accompanying any members of the Royal Family to ask people not to take pictures so they can engage with people and events rather than camera phones’.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex will watch Meghan’s close friend Serena Williams (left) take on Romania’s Simona Halep (right) on Centre Court
The rare joint engagement was announced by Kensington Palace on Twitter this morning. It was also announced Kate and William will watch the men’s final on Sunday afternoon
The Duchess of Sussex also came under fire for wearing jeans, with some deeming her attire too ‘casual’, despite being technically appropriate for No.1 Court.
Meghan, who is on maternity leave following Archie’s birth in May, will be hoping for a smoother outing when she steps out with her sister-in-law tomorrow.
As the pair are attending in an official capacity, they will be expected to maintain a level of neutrality when watching the match.
However there can be little doubt that Meghan will be hoping for a win for friend Serena, 37. The women are so close that Williams attended the royal’s intimate New York baby shower and was rumoured to be in the running for godmother.
She also attended the royal wedding with husband Alexis Ohanian and met baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor shortly after his birth in May.
Meghan’s solo outing to Wimbledon on 4 July was marred by controversy after it was emerged nearby spectators were told off for taking photos near the Duchess. Pictured, the royal cheers on Serena Williams with friends Genevieve Hillis and Lindsay Roth
Kate, 37, has also made a solo appearance at SW19, taking in the action on 2 July, pictured
Royal supporters are already excited at the prospect of seeing Kate and Meghan in public together again.
Moments after the Kensington Palace tweet was posted, one follower commented: ‘It’ll be great to see them together… Two fab ladies.’
Another added: ‘I’m so happy! Meghan will have the chance to cheer on Serena.’
It will be the second time in less than a week that the Duchesses will have stepped out together, following their family day out to the polo on Wednesday.
Kate and Meghan brought along their children to watch William and Harry go head-to-head in Wokingham, Surrey. It marked two-month-old Archie’s first public event.
The Duchess of Sussex will also join the Duke of Sussex, 34, at the premiere of the Lion King in London on Sunday evening.
It is expected she will meet stars of the film including Beyoncé, who voices Nala.