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Sporting royalty lead the stars in Royal Box at Wimbledon (but how many other VIPs can YOU name?) 

With world number one Novak Djokovic and seventh seed Matteo Berrettini both playing today, it’s no wonder that plenty of famous faces could be seen in the Royal Box on day 11 of the Wimbledon Championships.

From British actor Andy Serkis and David Beckham to Prince Michael of Kent, some of the most known attendees were eagerly watching the action on Centre Court today.

Past faces in the exclusive box have included the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and Sir Richard Branson, among others.

Taking their seats this afternoon were a fine smattering of celebrities, including David Beckham, who put his best fashion foot forward in a white blazer, teamed with navy trousers and a pair of stylish sunglasses. He was joined by sporting greats Olympic winner Denise Lewis and Wimbledon champion Pat Cash.

The royalty in the box included Prince Michael of Kent, who was joined by his son and daughter-in-law, Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman.

Here, FEMAIL reveals the who’s who of the Royal Box… 

With world number one Novak Djokovic and seventh seed Matteo Berrettini both playing today, it’s no wonder that plenty of famous faces could be seen in the Royal Box (pictured) on day 11 of the Wimbledon Championships

1&2 Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman

Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, looked relaxed as he enjoyed the day of tennis alongside his actress wife Sophie Winkleman (pictured together)

Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, looked relaxed as he enjoyed the day of tennis alongside his actress wife Sophie Winkleman (pictured together)

Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, looked relaxed as he enjoyed the day of tennis alongside his actress wife Sophie Winkleman, who is best known for playing Big Suze in the sitcom Peep Show alongside David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

The couple were married in September 2009 at Hampton Court Palace, after meeting each other on a night out in Soho.

Lord Frederick and Sophie, who moved to LA for a number of years after their wedding for her work, welcomed their first child, daughter Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina, seven, in August 2013, and daughter, Isabella Alexandra May, four, was born in January 2016.

Sophie is half-sister of TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, with whom she shares father Barry Winkleman, and was educated at the private City of London School for Girls before completing an English degree at the University of Cambridge.

3 Prince Michael of Kent

Prince Michael of Kent (pictured right), 76, is the paternal cousin of the Queen. His father, Prince George, Duke of Kent, was the younger brother of King Edward VIII and the Queen's father, King George VI

Prince Michael of Kent (pictured right), 76, is the paternal cousin of the Queen. His father, Prince George, Duke of Kent, was the younger brother of King Edward VIII and the Queen’s father, King George VI

Prince Michael of Kent, 76, is the paternal cousin of the Queen. His father, Prince George, Duke of Kent, was the younger brother of King Edward VIII and the Queen’s father, King George VI.

In 1978, Prince Michael married divorcee Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz in Vienna. She was then given the title Princess Michael of Kent.

Although he is not a working royal and does not receive income from the Sovereign Grant, Prince Michael does still carry out regular engagements on behalf of Her Majesty and is often seen at big family events such as Trooping the Colour. 

The prince is a regular fixture at Wimbledon and is often spotted returning to the tennis competition each year, alongside his family, including his wife Princess Michael of Kent.

4&5 Carole and Michael Middleton

Carole and Michael Middleton (pictured) are the parents of the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, Pippa Middleton, 37, and James Middleton, 34

Carole and Michael Middleton are the parents of the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, Pippa Middleton, 37, and James Middleton, 34.

They regularly attend Wimbledon, and in previous years, as well as today, the couple have been seen in the most exclusive seating area, the Royal Box.

But a spot in the box is not guaranteed; even when your daughter is Kate Middleton, and Carole and daughter Pippa, who are avid tennis fans, were awkwardly just outside of the prestigious seating area famously reserved for royals, athletes and well-connected society folk in 2017.

6&7 Timothy Peake and his wife Rebecca 

Tim Peake (pictured) and his wife Rebecca were among the esteemed guests in the Royal Box at Wimbledon today

Tim Peake (pictured) and his wife Rebecca were among the esteemed guests in the Royal Box at Wimbledon today

Tim Peake and his wife Rebecca were among the esteemed guests in the Royal Box at Wimbledon today. 

The Army Air Corps officer, 49, was the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to visit the International Space Station, launching on a Soyuz rocket on 15 December 2015. 

He was joined by cremates Tim Kopra and Yuri Malenchenko and spent six months in space. In his first month, Tim conducted a spacewalk to repair the Station’s power supply.  

In 2017, Tim and his wife joined NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel and his wife Indira to watch The Championships in the Royal Box. The astronaut and wife Rebecca wed in April 2000. The couple have two children Oliver and Thomas.  

8 David Beckham

Football legend David Beckham (pictured) was among the guests at Wimbledon today where he was seen chatting with other athletes in the Royal Box

The former England captain is a regular at the event and looked dapper in a cream suit and navy and light blue tie, teamed with a pair of stylish summer sunglasses

Football legend David Beckham (pictured) was among the guests at Wimbledon today where he was seen chatting with other athletes in the Royal Box

David appeared alone without his wife Victoria and their children, Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 16, and Harper, nine

David appeared alone without his wife Victoria and their children, Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 16, and Harper, nine

Football legend David Beckham was among the guests at Wimbledon today where he was seen chatting with other athletes in the Royal Box. 

The former England captain is a regular at the event and looked dapper in a cream suit and navy and light blue tie, teamed with a pair of stylish summer sunglasses. 

He appeared alone without his wife Victoria and their children, Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 16, and Harper, nine.

9 Denise Lewis

The former track and field athlete (pictured left), who won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, carried a white blazer in hand in case the weather took a turn

The former track and field athlete (pictured left), who won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, carried a white blazer in hand in case the weather took a turn

Denise Lewis, OBE, looked sensational in a sage midi dress that she teamed with brown wedges when appearing at Wimbledon today. 

The former track and field athlete, who won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, carried a white blazer in hand in case the weather took a turn.

The British sports presenter also won World Championships silver medals in 1997 and 1999, and was twice Commonwealth Games champion and 1998 European Champion. 

10 Pat Cash

Australian tennis star Pat Cash (pictured right) won the Wimbledon men's singles title in 1987, beating then world number-one Ivan Lendl in the final

Australian tennis star Pat Cash (pictured right) won the Wimbledon men’s singles title in 1987, beating then world number-one Ivan Lendl in the final

Australian tennis star Pat Cash won the Wimbledon men’s singles title in 1987, beating then world number-one Ivan Lendl in the final.

The 56-year-old who also made Australian Open finals in 1987 and 1988, famously climbed into the players’ box to hug his girlfriend and coach after winning Wimbledon.

He divorced Brazilian wife Emily Bendit in 2002, after 12 years of marriage. The pair has twin boys – Shannon and Jett Cash – who were born in 1994. Cash also had two children in a previous relationship with former Norwegian model Anne-Britt Kristiansen.

11 Sir David Suchet 

Actor David Suchet sits in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch the men's semi-finals on the eleventh day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club

Actor David Suchet sits in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch the men’s semi-finals on the eleventh day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club

Actor David Suchet, 75, is most famous for playing Hercule Poirot in ITV’s long-running series of whodunnits featuring Agatha Christie’s Belgian sleuth, a role he championed for 25 years (1989-2013). 

David was approached to play Poirot in the late Eighties, by the trustees of Agatha Christie’s estate – her daughter Rosalind and son-in-law Anthony Hicks.

They had watched him as Sigmund Freud in a TV mini-series, as the blackmailing gardener Blott in a Tom Sharpe comedy, and in the Poirot movie Thirteen At Dinner – playing Inspector Japp, opposite Peter Ustinov’s Poirot.

Acclaimed actor David is an avid tennis fan and even played at Wimbledon in the junior tournament, where he got through to the second round as a teenager.

12 Sir Simon Russell Beale

Sir Simon Russell Beale (pictured left, with Andy Serkis) with British actor studied English at Cambridge University and began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Sir Simon Russell Beale (pictured left, with Andy Serkis) with British actor studied English at Cambridge University and began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Sir Simon Russell Beale studied English at Cambridge University and began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Since then his extensive theatre roles have won him three Olivier awards and a Tony for Tom Stoppard’s Jumpers on Broadway in 2004.

His film works include The Deep Blue Sea and The Death of Stalin, for which he won a British Independent Film award for best supporting actor.

13 Liam Fox 

Liam Fox (pictured far left, wearing a light blue tie) is the former Secretary of State for International Trade. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament for North Somerset since 2010

Liam Fox (pictured far left, wearing a light blue tie) is the former Secretary of State for International Trade. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament for North Somerset since 2010

Liam Fox is the former Secretary of State for International Trade. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament for North Somerset since 2010.

The doctor was first elected in 1992, and worked as a GP in Nailsea, Somerset, before becoming a member of Parliament.

He is patron of a large number of local organisations and charities including Mencap, Children’s Hospice South West and Portishead lifeboat. 

14 Tim Davie 

Tim Davie (pictured left, behind Carole Middleton) is the BBC's director-general, having taken on the role on 1 September 2020

Tim Davie (pictured left, behind Carole Middleton) is the BBC’s director-general, having taken on the role on 1 September 2020

Tim Davie is the BBC’s director-general, having taken on the role on 1 September 2020. He was formerly the chief executive officer of BBC Studios.

Having studied English at Selwyn College, Cambridge, Tim Davie first joined the BBC as Director of Marketing, Communications and Audiences in April 2005.

He was awarded a CBE in 2018, for services to international trade and was appointed Chairman of the Creative Industries Council. He is also Chairman of Comic Relief and a Trustee of the Tate and the Royal Television Society. 


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