Will Princess Catherine ‘surprise’ royal fans with a ‘last minute’ Wimbledon appearance?

Jul 10, 2024
Should Catherine make an appearance at Wimbledon she will likely be met with the same fanfare she experienced during her attendance at this year's Trooping the Colour. Source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Following Princess Catherine’s return to the public eye during this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony, royal fans have been waiting with bated breath as to whether she will make an appearance at this year’s Wimbledon.

While Catherine is a patron of the All England Club and has been on hand for many years to present trophies, her ongoing battle with cancer means her attendance at this year’s tournament hangs in the balance.

As speculation mounts regarding her presence, Lady Victoria Hervey has weighed in on the matter, telling GBN America that there is “a 50/50 chance” Catherine will make an appearance.

“Trooping the Colour was very last minute, that she would appear,” Hervey said.

“I think it’s just how she feels that day or the night before. She quite possibly could surprise us by giving out the awards.

“Tennis was her thing and I am sure she has been watching it at home. It would be great to see her there.”

While it remains to be seen whether Catherine will attend Wimbledon, royal expert Katie Nicholl previously suggested should the Princess “pop up at Wimbledon” it will no doubt “bring her joy”. 

“I wonder if we might see her at Wimbledon,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“She spoke in that very personal message about wanting to be able to do the things that bring her joy. I think that’s being in nature, that’s being with her children, that’s taking part in everyday school life, but tennis, don’t forget, is something that the princess absolutely loves.

“She takes great pride in her position at the Lawn Tennis Association. Wimbledon is a firm fixture in her diary. Every year we’ve seen her attend with her family in the past.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we see her pop up at Wimbledon, because I think that is something that will bring her joy and a huge amount of her recovery depends on her being happy.”

Should Catherine make an appearance at Wimbledon she will likely be met with the same fanfare she experienced during her attendance at this year’s Trooping the Colour.

Eager royal fans got their first glimpse of the beloved Princess as she rode in a covered carriage with her three children to take part in the celebrations on Saturday, June 15.

Wearing a pale outfit decorated with a white and navy ribbon by fashion designer Jenny Packham and a broad-brimmed matching hat by milliner Philip Treacy, Catherine watched the ceremony from a window overlooking the parade ground.

She pointed out aspects of the event to her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis while Charles saluted passing troops.

The King and Queen, as well as William, Catherine and other members of the Royal Family later returned to Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past from the balcony where Catherine smiled broadly and waved to an adoring crowd.

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