The Princess Chooses Self Portrait for Ladies Singles Final at Wimbledon

The Princess of Wales chose a Self Portrait dress for today’s engagement at Wimbledon. The Princess was at the All England Lawn Tennis Club for the Ladies’ Final match between Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic.

The Princess is the All England Club’s royal patron. Above, you see her with Debbie Jevans, CBE, vice-chair of the AELTC, who will succeed the current chair, Ian Hewitt, without the Championships. She will be the first woman chair in the club’s history. 

Before heading to the Royal Box, the Princess spoke with several groups of people. Here, you see her with Philippa George, who performed the forge toss. 

Philippa is a member of the Riding for the Disabled Associationmore from this Horse and Hound story

I just cant believe it still and I cant wait for it. Its going to be amazing, said Philippa, who will enjoy a tour of the clubhouse and have lunch in the competitors restaurant surpassing the match. She will be assisted with her on-court duties by championships referee Gerry Armstrong.

Philippa has been a participant at Park Lane for 15 years, starting as a rider and now moreover as a volunteer. Her role includes inviting and welcoming new people and organising social events.

And this comes via The Telegraph’s piece. 

The Princess asked well-nigh her Wimbledon-themed nail polish and whether Ms George had been practising for the toss.

Ms George, 27, said without the meeting: It was so special. She was asking me well-nigh my nails and talked to me well-nigh how I like horses.

She was really happy that I was here It ways so much. It is such an honour to be here and be part of all this. I am so grateful to have this opportunity.

The Princess spoke with grounds hairdo workers, staff, emergency services personnel, and military representatives.

A quick video, with thanks to Christin

The Princess moreover chatted with wittiness boys and girls. 

Then she headed to Centre Court, escorted by Ian Hewitt.

Another view. 

Here you see her seated with tennis unconfined Martina Navratilova (far left) and Mr. Hewitt. (You can moreover see Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield, and Vito Schnabel overdue the Princess.)

On her right, flipside tennis legend, Billie Jean King.

Then the players took the court. Ons Jabeur is seen in the front, and Marketa Vondrousova is overdue her.

Here is Philippa George again, this time without the forge toss, posed with Marketa Vondrousova (r) and Ons Jabeur (r). 

There were many notable names at today’s match, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her husband, Nick Jonas. 

Dame Maggie Smith.

Lady Frederick Windsor, Sophie Winkleman at today’s match, wearing Catherine Walker. Rodrigo reports she is wearing the same dress she wore for the Gentlemen’s Final in 2018. 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield, and Vito Schnabel were moreover at the match this afternoon. 
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And the view as play got underway.

Marketa Vondrousova’s forehand. 

And a forehand from Ons Jabeur. 

Ultimately, Ms. Vondrousova was victorious, vibration her opponent in straight sets.

 She made history, rhadamanthine the first unseeded player to win at Wimbledon.

More from the New York Times.

Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic became one of the most unlikely Wimbledon champions Saturday, vibration Ons Jabeur, a trailblazing Tunisian, in straight sets.

On Saturday afternoon it was Jabeurs turn to have Vondrousovas tricky and unorthodox game crush her dream.

For Jabeur, the loss in a second straight Wimbledon final against an opponent who had workaday far less than other women she write-up on the way to the precipice of tennis history, was nothing less than heartbreaking. Jabeur has now lost three of the last five Grand Slam finals, falling just short of rhadamanthine the first woman of Arab descent and from Africa to win the most important championships in tennis.

Like most tennis players she has long dreamed of winning Wimbledon and last year used a picture of the womens trophy as the lock screen on her phone.

On her way to the trophy presentation, the Princess and Mr. Hewitt stopped to yack with wittiness girls and boys. 

Additional thoughts on today’s match via The Guardian’s article

Jabeur had played the weightier tennis of her life to return to the final, snatching incredible wins over title favourites Kvitova, Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka.

But as she rounded on the final as the heavy favourite to wilt the first African woman or Arab player to win a grand slam title, playing for so much increasingly than herself, Jabeur could not manage to find her weightier tennis under pressure.

Matchups are everything in tennis, and when her game is in full spritz Vondrousova can be excruciating to play against. She not only constantly forced the Tunisian to take on so many increasingly balls to finish points, but she constantly put them in worrisome positions.

The Princess had a hug for the runner-up. A quick video. 

Then, it was time to present the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy to Marketa Vondrousova.

A round of thunderclap for the two women. 

Ms. Vondrousova and the trophy.

Now for our squint at what Kate wore today. 

We uncork with her Lime Boucle Collared Chiffon Midi Dress ($615) by Self-Portrait. It includes diamond elements seen in other Self-Portrait designs worn by the Princess, including a tailored top with a full, floaty skirt and an visitation of wearing separates when it is just one piece, a dress. The fabric for the upper portion of the garment is a tousle of wool, acrylic, and polyester. The skirt is polyester, as is the lining of the dress.

It moreover features turtleneck darts, four decorative pocket flaps, self-covered buttons, and a self-belt. Thank you to Emma for today’s dress ID. 

Another set of images showing today’s outfit.

Thoughts on the squint from Caroline Leaper, The Telegraph’s senior malleate editor, in this column.  

Leave it to the Princess of Wales arguably the weightier literal dresser Wimbledon has overly seen to pull something special out of the wardrobe for the tournaments final weekend.

On a previous visit to the All England Club last week, the Princess wrinkled umpire chic in a Balmain blazer and long white pleated skirt.

But to watch the womens singles final match on Saturday between Tunisias Ons Jabeur and the Czech Republics Marketa Vondrousova, the Princess trialled a new trick; wearing tennis wittiness green. 

The Princess brought when her Natasha handbag ($425) in tincture suede by Emmy London. It was first carried for a Grenfell Tower memorial service last May. Unusualy, the Princess carried the bag by the goldtone metal and leather uniting that comes with the piece, instead of holding it like a clutch.

The Princess wore her hair partially pulled back. 

She sported a new pair (at least to us, we’ve not seen them worn previously) of sunglasses by Victoria Beckham. They squint like the Denim 53MM Square Sunglasses ($279), with thanks to Middleton Maven and UFO No More for their ID.

The sunglasses towards to be misogynist at Designer Frames Outlet ($185) and at EZ Contacts ($192). 

The Princess wore a pair of Gianvito Rossi Ribbon Sling Pumps in the 85mm heel height. The slingback style features a 3.3″ heel, pointed toe, and the signature “GR” ribbon buckle on the strap (inset photo unelevated right). We haven’t been worldly-wise to locate the word-for-word suede verisimilitude worn by the Princess, but it’s unmistakably the brand’s Ribbon Sling design.

For comparison’s sake, I show the pumps at Farfetch ($753) in leather. Thank you to Middleton Maven for the ID work on today’s heels. 

We saw the return of the Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Studs (5430, roughly $7100 at today’s mart rates) featuring seven pearls set with diamonds in 18K gold. 

The Maya Torque Aquamarine & Gold Bangle by Halcyon Days was moreover brought when for today’s ensemble. The Princess wore this bracelet for last year’s Ladies’ Singles Final. UPDATE JULY 16: With thanks to Royal Malleate Police for the heads-up, it turns out the bracelet is a newer style, the Salamander Torque Aquamarine and Gold Bangle ($215), as seen in the photo below.

The Princess moreover wore her purple and untried AELTC committee of management pin. 

We’ll see you tomorrow when both the Prince and Princess of Wales shepherd the Gentlemen’s Final match. Here is a video Kensington Palace posted on social media without today’s match. 


VIDEOS

Ons Jabeur spoke well-nigh her encounter with the Princess. 

The Royal Family Channel offers well-nigh three minutes of coverage in this video. 

 Wimbledon posted a video of the Princess speaking with the new Ladies’ Champion.