Duchess Kate Takes a Style Cue From Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon 2016

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Why hello, sunshine! Kate Middleton took a page from her sister Pippa’s style book and wore a bright, summery frock to the Wimbledon Women’s Semifinals in London on Thursday, July 7.

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For the 48-minute match between Serena Williams and Elena Vesnina, Duchess Kate, 34, recycled a lemon Rocksanda frock that she first wore at the Sydney Opera House in 2014. She paired the knee-length fitted dress with nude patent leather Rupert Sanderson pumps. The mom wore her brunette locks in loose waves and kept her makeup minimal. 

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Her dress wasn’t the only piece that she recycled either. Middleton, who shares George, 2, and Charlotte, 14 months, with Prince William, wore Soru Mother of Pearl earrings set with multifaceted Swarovski crystals — the same pair she wore to present the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize on Wednesday, July 6.

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Duchess Kate’s yellow dress was appropriate, as she was quite the busy bee. Before the plays began, she met a selection of people involved in the running of the tournament, including officials, service personnel, and ball boys and girls, according to a Wimbledon spokesperson. After watching the game in the Royal Box — where she sat in front of Bee Gees member Barry Gibb and his wife, Linda, as well as Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner — Middleton had another special meet and greet. 

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The royal made her Snapchat debut with none other than Williams, who reigned victorious over Vesnina. “Okay, so I’m in the in crowd now,” Williams gushed on her account as Duchess Kate and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, beamed. “I’m with royalty!” Middleton also met Oracene Prince, the mother of Serena and Venus Williams before the game. 

A source tells Us Weekly that Middleton isn’t just a tennis spectator. At the game, she told ball boys and girls that Prince George is already playing tennis. She plays with William too, but said that he is “frustrating” to play against as he is left-handed.

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