Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ditch Royal Box to support Cameron Norrie at Wimbledon
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge react as Cameron Norrie defeats Belgium's David Goffin in the quarterfinals on Court 1 - AFP
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left the Royal Box at Wimbledon to show their support for British star player Cameron Norrie on Court 1.
The last remaining British singles player at The Championships was axed from Center Court on Tuesday as the All England Club are evenly represented on the main pitches.
Earlier in the day, the Duchess took her usual seat in the Royal Box after blowing a kiss to her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, who were also present.
The royal couple returned to Wimbledon on Tuesday afternoon to watch day one of the quarter-finals at SW19.
The Duchess, 40, waved as she crossed the bridge from the Millennium Building to Center Court after arriving via the players' entrance with Prince William.
The Duchess waves to fans as she walks from the Millennium Building to Center Court - Adam Davy/PA Wire
She has been Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since taking on the role of Queen in 2016 and is known to have a genuine passion for tennis.
Upon arrival, the Duke and Duchess headed straight to the Royal Box on Center Court to watch world No. 3 Novak Djokovic defeat Italy's Jannik Sinner in the men's quarter-finals.
The Duchess wore a blue polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich and a Wimbledon tie, while Prince William wore a light gray checked jacket and navy trousers.
Before taking their seats in the box, the royal couple exchanged a few words with comedian and actor David Walliams.
The Duke and Duchess speak to comedian David Walliams - Heathcliff O'Malley
At one point in the game, she smiled at Prince William after a particularly tense rally between players.
The Duchess is often accompanied by her sister Pippa Middleton, who is a keen tennis player.
Over the years, the Duchess has been a fixture in the Royal Box at the Championships, having famously watched nearly every game of Andy Murray's run to the 2012 Wimbledon final.
She won't have a chance to see Murray this year, however, after he suffered the earliest defeat of his career last week at the All England Club when he played against top-ranked American John Isner.
The Duke and Duchess sat in the crowded stands at Court 1 for the final two sets of Norrie's game against Belgium player David Goffin.
The British hope was loudly cheered and applauded by an animated crowd.
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