Welcome to Wimbledon, Prince George!
On July 10, the 8-year-old future heir to the British throne made a surprise appearance at the men's single's final match at Wimbledon 2022, marking his first time at the tennis tournament. George accompanied his parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, in the Royal Box to watch Serbia's Novak Djokovic face off against Australia's Nick Kyrgios on day 14 of the championship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Wearing a navy suit and matching striped tie, George was seen waving to fans as he sat with his mom and dad. Kate wore a navy and white polka dot gown, while William sported a beige suit and navy tie.
Before the match, George and his parents greeted ball boys and girls and other Wimbledon staff. George was asked who he was supporting at the match but appeared to be too shy to answer, after which William looked at him and whispered, "Djokovic," The Telegraph reported. The Duke of Cambridge then added, "We'll see how long it lasts. He'll support the winner."
When asked why the couple's daughter Princess Charlotte, 7, was not there, Kate said, "It's George's treat today," according to the newspaper.
Djokovic later indeed emerged victorious and met the Cambridges. The tennis star allowed George to hold his trophy.
George, who has attended other sporting events with his parents before, was last spotted out in public in June, joining his parents, Charlotte and little brother Prince Louis, 4, at great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebration in London.
Kate attended Wimbledon twice last week. At the women's singles match at Wimbledon on July 9, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a yellow Roksanda dress. She also attended day nine of the championship on July 5, wearing a cornflower blue polka dot Alessandra Rich dress. She was accompanied by William, who made his own Wimbledon at age 9. George is set to celebrate his ninth birthday on July 22.
See photos of George with Kate and William at Wimbledon:
(Originally published on Sunday, July 10 at 8:43 a.m. PT)