Well, that's one way to steal attention away from center court.
Less than a week out from their trip to the colonies, Kate Middleton and Prince William turned up to Wimbledon today, taking their seats in the Royal Box at Centre Court to watch Brit Andy Murray take on Richards Gasquet. (The royal cheering section obviously worked, as the Frenchman was sent packing.)
Now, on to the most important part: What did Kate sport for the sporting occasion?
Along with her signature flowing tresses and that sapphire ring, Kate kept it simple, donning a knee-length, scallop-detailed sleeveless white pleated, tiered dress, that's already been identified as Temperley London's Moriah style--originally $1,275, on sale (for now) for $635--plus nude pumps and a champagne clutch.
And not that anyone asked, but Wills picked out a navy suit, red tie and white kerchief for the occasion. How patriotic.
The duo was cheered as they were shown to their seats, and arrived with tight security--visible police presence was increased prior to their arrival, and a helicopter patrolled the area earlier in the day. It was the duo's first time taking to the Royal Box together.
As for their visit, since there wasn't any chance whatsoever in keeping it private (a front-and-center seat for the most-watched couple in the world will do that for ya), Clarence House took the somewhat unusual step of announcing their arrival on the royal organization's official Twitter page.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived @Wimbledon for a private visit--they are both #tennis fans," read an early morning tweet. (Wait, royals use hashtags, too?! #Howquaint!)
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in the Royal Box to watch Murray play Gasquet @wimbledon," read another post a short while later, complete with a link to a Twitpic photo of the duo taking their seats.
Who needs paparazzi when you've got Clarence House?