Back in the day when the Middletons were just like us (sort of, although probably a bit posher), and didn’t get handed tennis tickets on a plate through their many royal connections, the Duchess of Cambridge – who is currently pregnant with Prince William‘s baby – joined sister Pippa to wait in line with the rest of the public.
“[One of my favourite Wimbledon experiences was] queuing from 5am on People’s Sunday in 2004 with my sister for three hours and getting £35 tickets on Centre Court – my first time ever”, 29-year-old Pip told Vanity Fair.
And it seems Kate’s little sister is such a huge Wimbo fan that she once told her family that she wanted to get married in her tennis whites! Rihanna was seen out and about in Paris yesterday rocking a catwalk worthy tennis-inspired Chanel ensemble, so perhaps Pippa could take some fash-spiration from the Bajan superstar…
“I was a tomboy and clearly very determined”, the younger Middleton sister, who is currently dating stockbroker Nico Jackson, recalled. “It was a similar sort of thing when, out of the blue, I stated to my family that if I had to get married, it would be in my tennis whites – shorts with no pleats of frills.”
We love the image of Pip and Kate skipping up the aisle on Pippa’s big day in visors and plimpsols… But somehow, we have a feeling Queenie may object.
By Robyn Munson
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