The Royal Forums

The Royal Forums (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/)
-   Royal Life and Lifestyle (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f161/)
-   -   Royals at Wimbledon (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f161/royals-at-wimbledon-17576.html)

Elly C 06-30-2008 12:51 PM

Royals at Wimbledon
 
I'm not aware there's a thread to cover this annual event which has had mixed support from Royals over the years. I came across this interesting report
ESPN - Wimbledon a hotbed for tradition - Tennis

I thought it might be a place to post pictures of Royals who have sat in the Royal box over the years. One of the best years seems to have been 1981 when Grace,Rainier, Albert & Stephanie paid a visit to the Women's finals. Diana was also in the box that day along with the Kents .
Prince Albert Lady Diana Wimbledon (From PA Photos)

I note Kate was in the crowd on Cenre Court on Saturday (but not in the Royal Box) YET:lol:!
Kate Middleton at Wimbledon Photos British Royal Wedding

sirhon11234 06-30-2008 01:13 PM

Besides the Duke of Kent I've haven't seen any other royals at Wimbledon.

Elly C 06-30-2008 01:36 PM

Princess Anne used to visit & famously presented Ann Jones with the women's trophy in 1969. Have a photo somewhere if I can find it.

iceflower 06-30-2008 03:43 PM

Pic 27.6.2008
 
Princess Michael of Kent watches from the Royal Box on
Centre Court during the Wimbledon Championships 2008
- Day 5 - at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon,
June 27, 2008

----> Pic

Elly C 07-01-2008 04:10 PM

Princess Margaret in the Royal Box at Wimbledon 1966 (before the ban on smoking in public places):lol:


Prince Philippe & Princess Mathilde of Belguim watching Justin Henin in 2001


The Duchess of Kent gets in trouble over the Royal Box!
BBC News | UK | Wimbledon chief says sorry to duchess

helenw 07-01-2008 10:39 PM

Lady Helen Taylor and her husband often attend the ladies final. I have seen her as I was watching, and there are a few photos of her out there.

King Constantine of Greece often attends.

Elly C 07-02-2008 11:54 AM

The Queen making a rare appearance at Wimbledon

Sarah Duchess of York & Diana Princess in Wales in the Royal Box

Princess Anne presenting Ann Jones with the ladies trophy in 1969

Lady Diana & her sister Diana & her Mum

Princess Margaret

Prince & Princess Michael of Kent

iceflower 07-06-2008 02:43 AM

Pics 4.+5.7.2008
 
Venus Williams is presented with her trophy by the Duke of Kent,
President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, after
defeating her sister Serena in their finals match at the
Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 5, 2008.

---> Pic

Elly C 07-06-2008 06:49 AM

I watched some of the BBC coverage of the final & didn't see shots of Royalty in the box - was Princess Michael of Kent there? It seemed a pretty small turnout for the final - I wish more of the young royals would support it. :cry: (It would also have been nice if a member of the family could have been there to watch /present the British girl with her junior Wimbledon trophy.)I gather from another thread that Nadal will have his support in the Royal Box by way of members of the Spanish Royal family.:clap:

PrincessofEurope 07-06-2008 10:33 AM

Men's final
so far ive seen the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Earl and Countess of St Andrews and Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. the Duke of Kent is also there to present the trophy the BBC are very poor at showing the royal box and which royals are in it they prefer to show politicians
Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected
Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected

I miss having a royal lady going on court to help with the presentation - i know the Duchess of Kent doesnt go anymore but it would be nice for the Duke of Kent to ask the Duchess of Gloucester to come on court with him

Laura Robson did get to go into the Royal Box after the Ladies Doubles but im not sure if she meet royalty

Thought it was a nice touch that the Duchess of Gloucester stayed until Andy Murray had finished his match against Richard Gasquet on the second Monday which went on until about 9.30pm - she really loves her tennis and is a great supporter

Elly C 07-06-2008 12:10 PM

Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia Mens Final 6th July 2008

sirhon11234 07-06-2008 12:14 PM

Here in the states they don't show any of the guests in the royal box.
When the Princess of Wales used to attend Wimbledon would they show the guests in the royal box?

cristine 07-06-2008 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elly C (Post 795695)

I thought I have seen Felipe in the audience and I was right. But the tv never showed the royal couple. It was only Gwen Stefani and her boredom until now. And when will the match end? Maybe today? C'mon Rafa, let's end it soon (if the rain permits...)!

Elly C 07-06-2008 03:32 PM

Yes coverage of the royals is the worst I can remember from the BBC. Earlier in the tournament Crown Prince Frederick & Princess Mary of Denmark were reported on the Wimbledon website as being in the Royal Box - but I didn't see any footage & I haven't come across any photos either.
(Rain delay over - so just hoping Nadal can at last win the title)

PrincessofEurope 07-06-2008 04:19 PM

Rafa won and went up to his parents and also to Felipe and Letizia. He also thanked the Prince and Princess for coming to watch him in the final

It annoyed me at the end when Andrew Castle on the BBC said that Rafa was going to the Spanish quest and didnt realise who they actually were

acdc1 07-06-2008 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope (Post 795776)
Rafe won and went up to his parents and also to Felipe and Letizia. He also thanked the Prince and Princess for coming to watch him in the final

It annoyed me at the end when Andrew Castle on the BBC said that Rafa was going to the Spanish quest and didnt realise who they actually were

The commentators on NBC here in the USA said "I think they're royals from Spain". He vaguely knew who they were.

suztav 07-06-2008 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acdc1 (Post 795795)
The commentators on NBC here in the USA said "I think they're royals from Spain". He vaguely knew who they were.

That was John McEnroe. He sounded rather stupid. My apologies from America.:bang:

PrincessofEurope 07-06-2008 04:54 PM

some more pictures
Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected
Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected

Elly C 07-06-2008 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope (Post 795776)
Rafa won and went up to his parents and also to Felipe and Letizia. He also thanked the Prince and Princess for coming to watch him in the final

It annoyed me at the end when Andrew Castle on the BBC said that Rafa was going to the Spanish quest and didnt realise who they actually were

Seems like Rafa agreed with us about the Royals being ignored by the BBC & decided to take matters into his own hands:lol:
(Brilliant match & deserving champion)

christinacg 07-06-2008 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acdc1 (Post 795795)
The commentators on NBC here in the USA said "I think they're royals from Spain". He vaguely knew who they were.

Yeah I heard that and I was thinking "duhhhh"! :lol: But in all honesty I doubt most of my fellow country men and women know that Spain still has a royal family, sadly.

I wonder why other members of the British royal family don't go often. I saw the Duke of York the other day but that's it. Must be they're not fans of tennis or else surely they'd take advantage of the opportunity to sit in the royal box.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises