Kate Middleton Makes Her First Wimbledon Appearance of the Year Alongside Prince William

Kate Middleton is back at one of her favorite events of the summer.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, made her 2022 debut at Wimbledon alongside her husband Prince William on Tuesday.

Kate, an avid tennis player (she and William have a court at their country home of Anmer Hall), is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and typically watches matches from the Royal Box.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Karwai Tang/WireImage Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate, who wore a blue polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich and pearl earrings for the event, is a longtime regular at Wimbledon and attended the tennis tournament alongside her family before marrying into the royal family.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, arrive at the Royal Box at the Center court prior to the start of the men's singles quarter final tennis match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Italy's Jannik Sinner on the ninth day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 5, 2022. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, arrive at the Royal Box at the Center court prior to the start of the men’s singles quarter final tennis match between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Italy’s Jannik Sinner on the ninth day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 5, 2022. – RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)

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Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, were also in attendance on Tuesday. They were seated to the royal couple’s left in the Royal Box. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted blowing them a kiss as she and William took their seats.

July 5, 2022, London, London, United Kingdom: Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London (Credit Image: © Stephen Lock/i-Images via ZUMA Press)

July 5, 2022, London, London, United Kingdom: Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London (Credit Image: © Stephen Lock/i-Images via ZUMA Press)

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In 2021, she cheered the players on at both the women’s final, where she presented winner Ashleigh Barty of Australia with the trophy, and the men’s final, where she joined the crowd and dad Michael Middleton in doing the wave!

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Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2022 in London, England.

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2022 in London, England.

Karwai Tang/WireImage Carole and Michael Middleton

In September, Kate teamed up with 2021 US Open women’s singles winner Emma Raducanu for a doubles game at the National Tennis Center in southwest London.

Sam Richardson, the Lawn Tennis Association head of programs, told reporters after the game of Kate, “her forehand is incredible.”

July 5, 2022, London, London, United Kingdom: Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London (Credit Image: © Stephen Lock/i-Images via ZUMA Press)

July 5, 2022, London, London, United Kingdom: Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London (Credit Image: © Stephen Lock/i-Images via ZUMA Press)

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“I think she was perhaps a bit nervous, as anyone would be coming on against four Grand Slam champions,” Richardson added. “But she held her own — she was brilliant. I think she hit two shots that landed plum on the line. That’s a pretty good shot. She looked like she was having a good time and was playing well.”

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