It was day seven of Wimbledon 2019, and the green wicker seats in the Royal Box were FULL of celebrities of every variety imaginable!
There was true royalty, of course, and their kin; fashion industry greats; and even entertainers. And fans could not get enough of the amazing lineup!
Representing the British Royal Family, we had the Duchess of Cornwall who spent some time chatting with English singer and actress Elaine Paige.
Camilla, 71, “arrived at the players’ entrance and proceeded to the players’ lawn, where she met a number of ballboys and ballgirls as well as wheelchair athletes.
“Prince Charles‘ wife, a regular face at Wimbledon, then attended a private lunch in the members’ dining room before heading to the royal box for a front row seat to all the action.”
Camilla’s daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex (sans Edward) sat next to Prince Albert of Monaco, the two behaving like old friends.
Then, a couple of rows away were Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall and her loving husband Mike.
And although the Duchess of Cambridge spent Wednesday with the kids, cheering on Prince William at a charity polo tournament, her parents made it a day at Wimbledon.
Carole Middleton, stunning in a summery green midi dress, and handsome husband Michael looked pleased to be taking in today’s matches.
And the elite of the fashion industry brought an extra touch of glamour to the event. Anna Wintour, publisher and editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine made a stylish appearance decked out in haute couture and her iconic oversized shades.
Nearby, 1960s fashion model Twiggy found her way to her seat, decked out in hot pink and fuschia, looking slim and youthful, despite her 69 years of age.
Whew! It's more than a mere mortal can take!
If you’ve ever wondered who qualifies to sit in the royal box, you might be surprised to learn that it's not restricted to members of British Royalty.
According to People, “A seat in the royal box is perhaps the most glamorous way to see and be seen at Wimbledon, but it’s not easy to get a spot.
“The royal box is used for ‘friends and guests of Wimbledon,’ including royals from around the world, tennis stars, celebrities, heads of government and other VIPs, according to the official Wimbledon website.
“The royal box has just 74 seats, which are dark green Lloyd Loom wicker chairs, and guests head to the clubhouse for lunch, tea and drinks at the end of the day.”
So, how does one score a ticket to sit in the best seats in the house?
Sorry, tickets are not for sale. Royal box attendees have to be invited by the All England Club. And if you’re like me, that’s not likely to happen in this lifetime!