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Kate Middleton recycled some of her favorite wardrobe items to mark her return to Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the prestigious sporting event for the first time since 2019 on Friday, after COVID-19 caused last year’s event to be canceled.
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The 39-year-old royal arrived in style for day five of the tournament, ready to get to work behind the scenes at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Tennis enthusiast Middleton joined British tennis player Tim Henman to watch a match on the outdoor courts before taking her place in the Royal Box on Center Court alongside Queen Elizabeth’s cousin Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.
The sunny day at Wimbledon provided plenty of opportunities to dust off a pair of her proven Ray-Ban sunglasses which she’s been wearing since 2018. The matte black rubber “Youngster” style features square nylon frames and gray polarized lenses. that block 99 per cent of reflected light to eliminate glare and minimize eye glare.
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To complete her outfit, Middleton also wore her Smythe “Duchess” blazer (CAD $ 858 / $ 695) a piece she has had in her wardrobe since 2011, a polka dot skirt by Alessandra Rich (CAD $ 763/618 USD) and some of her favorite Simone Rocha faux pearl jewelry (out of print).
While there is usually no traditional dress code for Wimbledon, Evian, the tournament’s official sponsor, has encouraged all famous guests to opt for eco-friendly looks. According to a guideline from Evian, distinguished guests are encouraged to wear looks from sustainable brands or recycle and re-wear their favorite wardrobe pieces.
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As club boss, upon arriving at the tournament, Middleton visited the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and met Executive Chef Adam Fargin, who, along with his team, helped prepare 200 meals a day for those affected by COVID -19 in their community.