Sporting a minty fresh look, Kate Middleton arrived at Wimbledon this afternoon wearing a chic green blazer from Balmain. She paired the 80s inspired blazer with coordinating white pieces, including a pleated maxi skirt, heels, and a Mulberry handbag.
The Princess of Wales began her visit with a meet and greet, and was reunited with Emma Raducanu. For those who don’t follow tennis, Raducanu is a celebrated professional player who made headlines after becoming the first British woman to win a Grand Slam in 44 years at just age 18. You may remember that Kate issued a rare personal tweet to congratulate Raducanu shortly after she won the title, signing off her message with her initial, “C”.
Kate played tennis with Emma at the National Tennis Centre following her Grand Slam win two years ago.
The Princess also met Deborah Jevans and Laura Robson. Jevans had a successful career in tennis before transitioning into sports administration, organising major sporting events including the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games and the 2015 Rugby World Cups. Laura Robson is known for her achievements in tennis at a young age—in 2008, she won the Wimbledon Junior Girls’ Championship and she’s represented Great Britain at the Olympics.
The three took to their seats on Court 18 to watch British number 1 Katie Boulter take on Australia’s Daria Saville.
The wet weather stopped play, but Kate didn’t let it dampen her spirits. She clearly came prepared for the unpredictable London weather, unfurling an official Wimbledon umbrella as the first raindrops fell.
Later, Kate headed to Centre Court. Here, she welcomed Roger Federer into the Royal Box. The tennis legend, who retired last September, received a standing ovation before taking his seat next to the Princess and his wife, Mirka.
They watched Elena Rybakina play Shelby Rogers, before seeing Andy Murray take on Ryan Peniston.
Let’s look at her outfit in detail.
Kate Middleton’s outfit at Wimbledon today – full rundown:
Kate’s outfit today was a nod to Wimbledon, with its pleated skirt reminiscent of tennis whites and vibrant green blazer (green is, of course, one of Wimbledon’s official brand colours).
Kate’s known for literal dressing, so the components of her outfit were no surprise to us regular royal watchers. However, the designer of her blazer, Balmain, was an unexpected choice. This is not a label we typically associate with Kate, and to date, we’ve not seen her wear any Balmain pieces.
You could have told me the entire ensemble came straight out of Princess Diana’s wardrobe and I’d have believed you.
The mint green power blazer features a double-breasted silhouette, a signature style of the fashion house. It’s meticulously tailored from crepe, enhancing its sophisticated look. The blazer is further accentuated by a contrasting white trim, adding a touch of refinement. It’s finished with peak lapels, padded shoulders and buttons through the front and on the cuffs.
The mint green blazer is from a past season (according to Modesens, it retailed at Net-A-Porter.com for £1950 in January 2021). Sadly, you cannot purchase the jacket in green now, however, The Outnet have it in stock in pink for £1,411. (Thanks to Middleton Maven for sharing this.)
The ankle length pleated skirt Kate paired with her blazer remains unidentified.
We knew which shoes she wore under the skirt though, a pair of Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps in white leather. The Italian-made shoes feature a pointed toe, a partially covered stiletto heel, a beige leather sole and feature leather insoles. The Princess first wore the shoes during the 2022 Caribbean tour. She’s worn them five times to date (this is her 5th wear).
Kate accessorised with her Shyla London Chunky Knot Baroque Pearl Earrings. The earrings feature a baroque pearl suspended from a golden chunky knot design. The earrings are finished in a high shine gold.
Shyla make the earrings using 22 carat gold plating on silver. They retail for £72—they remain available to buy if you’re looking to purchase the earrings.
Shyla London is an eco-conscious jewellery brand known for its timeless, wearable, and minimalist designs that transition effortlessly from day to evening. Committed to ethical sourcing, the company uses natural stones and recycled or ethically sourced metals. Beyond their sustainable practices, Shyla London also empowers some of India’s poorest women by working with small charities to teach them a craft that can provide sustainable income.
Let’s look at Kate’s bracelet cuff next. It’s a piece she’s worn before, the Stéphanie cuff by Sézane. The French brand described the bracelet as “[a] harmonious marriage of opulent material and natural stone pearls, chosen for their incandescent spirit”. RRP: £75, sadly, no longer available to buy.
Kate’s clearly a fan of Sézane, the fashion brand founded by Morgane Sézalory in 2013. She’s worn quite a few items of clothing from the company, and several pairs of their earrings.
Kate finished the look with her Mulberry Amberley handbag in white leather.
The bag features a flap over front with tonal white ring hardware and Mulberry’s geometric rider’s lock closure, all rendered in white. It’s part of Mulberry’s equestrian-inspired Amberley collection. The bag also comes with a crossbody strap, which Kate often removes to carry the bag in her hand.
We first saw Kate with the bag at Wimbledon in 2021. To date, she has carried it on eight public occasions.
Love the bag? Need to add it to your collection? It’s currently available for purchase on Mulberry’s website. RRP: £795.