Princess of Wales takes style inspo from the ’80s for first appearance at Wimbledon 2023

Typically stylish Princess Catherine takes a page out of Princess Diana's book with an '80s inspired Wimbledon look. Source: Twitter @theprinceandprincessofwales

The ever-stylish Princess Catherine has made her first appearance at this year’s Wimbledon championships, turning heads with a sophisticated tennis-inspired outfit.

Arriving at the famed sporting tournament, the 41-year-old mother of three put a retro spin on the tournament’s iconic colour scheme, wearing an ’80s style pastel green Balmain blazer that featured contrasting white lapels and white fabric buttons.

She paired the jacket with a white, long pleated skirt and matching white pointed pumps by Gianvito Rossi.

Catherine kept her accessories simple, opting to wear classic drop pearl earrings and a gold cuff bracelet. To complete her minty-fresh look, she brought a white Mulberry bag and wore her purple Wimbledon bow pin, an accessory that she wears as the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Coquet Club (AELTC).

The Princess of Wales also chose to wear her long brown locks down in loose waves, and very subtle glowy make-up.

Royal fans may be quick to notice that Catherine’s outfit is reminiscent of ones worn by the late Princess Diana, who was often seen wearing long flowy pleated skirts and preppy blazers.

As patron of the AELTC, the princess will make a number of appearances at Wimbledon and is expected to continue to do so this year. Last year, she and her husband, Prince William, delighted royal fans by bringing along their eldest son, Prince George, to his first Wimbledon tournament.

Catherine’s appearance comes after she joined Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer to celebrate Wimbledon’s Ball Boys and Girls (BBGs), showcasing her tennis skills in a doubles match alongside the sporting pro.

Following this spirited match, Catherine took part in multiple training sessions, which encompassed crucial aspects such as signalling, seamless ball exchanges, rolling balls up to the net, and the proper technique to bounce for the players.

“The skill and dedication of the Ball Boys and Girls help make The Championships so special. They certainly taught us a few things!” the caption alongside the heartwarming video shared on social media read.

Catherine has long been associated with various sporting endeavours, in addition to her role as patron of the AELTC she is also the patron of  Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League; a role previously held by her brother-in-law Prince Harry.

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