Wimbledon: Pippa Middleton watches from Royal Box

Socialite Pippa Middleton shares a joke with Mariann Byerwalter, left, and her brother James while watching play from the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

Pippa Middleton watches the gentlemen's singles match between Victor Hanescu of Romania and Roger Federer. Picture: Getty

The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge was in illustrious company; in front of her sits Princess Michael of Kent, while behind her is the actress Felicity Kendall. Ms Middleton is well-known for her love of tennis and has recently compiled a short guide to the tournament. Writing in the latest edition of Vanity Fair, she urged women visiting Wimbledon not to make plans in the evening in case a match runs on. ‘There’s nothing worse than having to leave Rafael Nadal’s athleticism for a routine pizza with friends,” she wrote. Ms Middleton, who apparently dreamt of becoming a Wimbledon champion as a child, also recalled being left embarrassed one year when her father shouted, ‘Come on Pete’ by accident, during a match between Pete Sampras and Tim Henman.

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