Royal Roundup: William and Kate Rule at Wimbledon
Sitting in the royal box at Centre Court, the seemingly comfortable royal newlyweds watched Britain’s Andy Murray best France’s Richard Gasquet in three straight sets during the fourth round, The Daily Mail reports. Mr. and Mrs. Wales also participated in the crowd’s Mexican wave and exchanged many playful glances with one another. And of course, Kate was looking positively stunning in a white sleeveless sundress designed by Alice Temperley, the London designer who created her sister’s emerald-colored reception gown.
In other royal-related news:
• Might Pippa Middleton strut her stuff on Strictly Come Dancing? According to The Sun, The BBC has reportedly offered a “five-figure sum” to get Kate’s little sis on the popular reality dance show. “Pippa has become almost as famous as Kate since the wedding,” one insider said. “It would be a huge coup to get her and give the show global appeal.”
• Speaking of Miss Pippa, the 27-year-old royal bridesmaid may soon be traveling in a $151,902 (£95,000) “bomb-proof Audi or BMW,” courtesy of her parents. Metro reports that Michael and Carole Middleton are concerned that their daughter’s growing celebrity status may attract “obsessed fans or terrorists.”
• On Saturday (June 25), William paid tribute to 400 Irish Guards during Britain’s Armed Forces Day. He and his bride, who looked lovely in a navy Alexander McQueen suit coat, presented medals to each soldier for their efforts in Afghanistan, and honored “three fallen servicemen with the Elizabeth Cross.” “I am humbled by the thought of the sacrifices that you and your families have made and the losses that you have suffered – all in the service of our country,” William said in a speech. “Along with thousands of others back home, I followed your tour in Afghanistan with a mounting sense of awe.”