Kate Middleton to attend opening of Wimbledon tennis championships

On Monday 3 July, Duchess Kate will be making her first visit to Wimbledon as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.

The 35-year-old royal took over the Queen’s patronage of the club, which is host to the Wimbledon championships, last year.

According to HELLO!, the Duchess will meet some of Wimbledon’s ball girls and ball boys, and also a number of staff before the start of the tournament.

William and Kate have been regular attendees at Wimbledon in the Royal Lodge for several years.

In 2015 the royal couple received permission to build a £60,000 AstroTurf tennis court at their Anmer Hall residence.