Kate Middleton will face Met Office weather warnings to return to Wimbledon on day 13 of the tournament to attend the women’ singles final.
At 2 p.m., the Princess of Wales will return to Centre Court to witness Czech Marketa Vondrousova take against Tunisian Ons Jabeur. According to the Met Office website, fans watching outside at Wimbledon could expect thunderous showers at 1pm.
A yellow wind warning is also in effect for London and parts of the south of England from 9 a.m. tomorrow until 11.59 p.m.
“There is a (yellow wind warning) on Saturday, covering Wimbledon and may well impact the competition,” Met Office spokesperson Nicola Maxey told the PA news agency. This will bring blustery conditions, as well as rain and showers.”
Princess Kate is a frequent visitor to SW19 as a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
On the second day of the event, she was obliged to seek refuge under an umbrella on Court 18, where she was watching British number one Katie Boulter.
She took her seat in the Royal Box on Centre Court in the afternoon, when she was joined by previous champion Roger Federer. Rain disrupted play on Wimbledon’s outside courts all day Friday, canceling 34 matches.
Tennis enthusiasts, however, were not deterred, and several braved the rain to witness the Centre Court action on the Hill.
Janet Hutchinson, 69, and her 45-year-old daughter Ellen Duckett traveled from Northampton to attend the women’ doubles.
“We were kind of watching (Novak Djokovic) on our phone at the same time,” Ms Hutchinson explained. It was a little naughty. We were focused on the scores rather than the game.”
The two braved the elements and made their way to the Hill to see Carlos Alcaraz play Daniil Medvedev, where they purchased Wimbledon-themed towels to sit on.