Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Duchess joins tennis fans at Wimbledon

Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon
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The Duchess of Cambridge has joined spectators at Wimbledon to watch players competing during the second day of the world famous tennis championships, Kensington Palace has said.

Kate, who is a passionate tennis fan, is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) - the organisation which stages Wimbledon.

The duchess is expected to take her seat in the royal box later on, which usually features famous faces and celebrity fans of the sport.

And she will also be touring the grounds, visiting a number of courts throughout the day.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Queen at Ascot

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to join the Queen on the first day of Royal Ascot.

Prince William and his wife Kate will be hosted by the monarch in the royal box as the five-day event kicks off.

The Queen said in a statement on the official opening programme it was "truly exciting" to see global competitors take part in the races, as a "strong international competition adds further interest and fascination".

Up to 300,000 people are set to attend the 300-year-old event, where, the Queen said, the "horses remain the stars".

The duke and duchess will present the winning trophies in the King's Stand Stakes - a group one race - while acclaimed actor Sir Derek Jacobi will hand out the prizes for the Wolferton Stakes.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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The Duke and Duchess at last year's Royal Ascot

Date set for Princess Royal to visit West Cumbria

Cumbria will have another royal visit next month.

On 2 July, the Princess Royal will be in West Cumbria, to officially open Campus Whitehaven, on Red Lonning in the town.

Also, at Lillyhall, in her role as president of the City and Guilds of London Institute, Princess Anne will open the Gen2 Head Office on Blackwood Road.

She follows the Earl of Wessex who's visiting the Furness area today, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who were in the county earlier this week and who, after all the high-profile engagements, enjoyed a walk guided by senior staff from the Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Caterine and William with Cumbria Wildlife trust staff
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