Prince George enjoys his first Wimbledon with Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The royals received a warm round of applause while taking their seats for the men's final match between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at Wimbledon with Prince George for the men’s singles final.

The royals have greeted ball boys and girls as well as Wimbledon staff in the Millennium building before crossing the bridge over cheering crowds into Centre Court.

They are sitting in the royal box to watch Australian Nick Kyrgios play defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Kate, who is patron of the All England Club, looked summery in a navy blue skirt and matching top with white polka dots by designer Alessandra Rich.

The royals first greeted a group of military personnel who are working as stewards at the championship – Lt Col Lucy Smith from the Army, deputy assistant commissioner Philip Morton, from the London Fire Brigade, Lt Commander Chris Boucher from the Royal Navy and Sergeant Jacquie Crook from the Royal Air Force.

Duchess Kate and Prince George at Wimbledon
Duchess Kate and Prince George at Wimbledon
The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George in the Royal Box on day fourteen of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George in the Royal Box on day fourteen of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon

Kate asked them about their roles and how many championships they had worked at Wimbledon, to which one replied: “19 years”.

She then explained to George what the group members do, saying: “They look after everybody to make sure the crowds are safe and happy, doing the right thing, in the right seats, making sure the grounds are safe.”

When asked about George coming to Wimbledon, she said: “Is this your first time? It is, isn’t it?” to which he replied: “Yes”.

The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George in the Royal Box on day fourteen of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George in the Royal Box on day fourteen of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

When asked why Charlotte was not there, she said: “It’s George’s treat today.”

George was also asked who he was going to support and appeared too shy to answer so William looked at him and whispered: “Djokovic” before adding: “We’ll see how long it lasts. He’ll support the winner.”

William then spoke to them about Kyrgios’ powerful serve and Djokovic’s experience in playing grand slam finals.

He added: “I think it’s going to be an electrifying spectacle.”

The royals then moved on to greet Dylan Mulvey, 13, from Wandsworth, who had been selected to do the coin toss as well as ball boys and girls Syed Arez, Dior Knorr and Amy Granger.

Kate explained to George that Dylan, who was nominated by St George’s Hospital in recognition of his fundraising efforts, would be kicking off the match, showing her son the coin that would be used in the toss.

She then said to the ball boys and girls: “I never know how you manage school and all the training that goes into it.”