Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, attended the Wimbledon women’s singles final on Saturday as her self-isolation ended following potential exposure to the coronavirus.
She was joined by her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, five days after Kensington Palace announced she was isolating herself due to being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19[female[feminine.
While the Duchess is expected to attend the men’s singles final on Sunday, Prince william is not expected in the royal box, with a potential conflict between Wimbledon and the final of the Euro 2020 football tournament between England and Italy.
Also present in the royal box was Emma Raducanu, the 18-year-old British tennis sensation who has been forced to forfeit in her last 16 games against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic after suffering breathing difficulties.
Raducanu’s withdrawal came in the second set of her last 16 games against the Australian on Court One on Monday.
Already unhooked, Raducanu was 3-0 behind the world number 75 when she received medical attention from the coach and doctor.
She was visibly struggling to breathe and, after consulting them, left court one for a medical time out.
Other people sitting near the royal couple included the Duke of Kent, who is stepping down as chairman of the All England Club this year, as well as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
Celebrities like Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise were also seen in the women’s final between Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova.
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