AceShowbiz - Prince George made his first-ever appearance at a Wimbledon final on Sunday, July 10. Sitting alongside his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in the Royal Box, the eight-year-old prince watched the men's final at the All England Club in London.
The future monarch, who will celebrate his ninth birthday on July 22, wore a suit for the occasion. Throughout the match, the older brother of 7-year-old Princess Charlotte and 4-year-old Prince Louis was seen making animated facial expressions.
Novak Djokovic defeated Australia's Nick Kyrgios to win a fourth consecutive men's singles title. He was handed the Wimbledon trophy by the Duchess of Cambridge, who is the patron of the All England Club. The 40-year-old royal also handed the women's trophy to Elena Rybakina on Saturday, July 9, after the latter overcame Ons Jabeur to win the Wimbledon final in three sets.
The duchess is a long-time fan of the sport and she recently described Wimbledon as being "very much" part of her life growing up. She shared, "It's such a quintessential part of the English summer.
"I think it really inspires youngsters, myself, it inspired me when I was younger to get involved in the game. It hasn't changed either, I think that's what's so wonderful."
The mother of Prince George also recalled an embarrassing encounter with former Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras. She admitted to being "mortified" by her brief meeting with the seven-time winner of the famous trophy.
The duchess, who is also the patron of both the Rugby Football Union and the Rugby Football League, told the BBC, "My father is not going to appreciate this but we were walking past Tim Henman and we had just seen Sampras play. My dad said very coolly, 'Hi Pete.' I was mortified!"