The Duchess of Cambridge is patron of the organizers of the Wimbledon tennis championship

By Simon Perry
July 02, 2021 06:52 AM
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Kate Middleton is back at one of her favorite sporting events.

The Duchess of Cambridge was in attendance at Wimbledon on Friday, but she didn't just visit the ongoing Grand Slam tournament to see tennis. Kate, 39, also spent some of the morning in the kitchens on the grounds to help prepare food.

Kate was highlighting the work that organizers at the All England Lawn Tennis Club have been doing to create and distribute 200 meals a day to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) attends day five of Wimbledon
Kate Middleton
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton attends Wimbledon 2021.
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Watching the champion athletes volley came first though, as she started her visit to the annual tennis championships on Friday by joining AELTC chief executive Sally Bolton and committee member, former tennis star Tim Henman, on one of the outer courts to watch a match.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) watches a match on an outside court on the fifth day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships
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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, centre, sits on Court 14 to watch the men's doubles match
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Kate, 39, who is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and usually watches from the Royal Box, viewed some games from Court 14 two years ago, the last time the championships took place. Last year, they were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kate is a veteran Wimbledon attendee. The avid player (she and Prince William have a court at their country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall) have regularly attended the tournament over the years.