Queen Camilla made her inaugural appearance at Wimbledon as the British monarch and several notable moments were captured in the audience.
The 75-year-old wife of King Charles attended the sporting event accompanied by her sister, Annabel Elliot, and they occupied seats in the royal box.
Although the sisters have frequently attended Wimbledon together in recent years, Annabel took center stage during Charles and Camilla’s coronation as she played the role of the Queen’s attendant during the ceremony.
Queen Camilla at Wimbledon
Shortly after their arrival, the Queen had the opportunity to meet British tennis player Johanna Konta and interact with the staff members who have been diligently working at the prestigious tournament, including some ball boys.
Interestingly, Camilla reminisced about her own experience as a ball boy, highlighting the agility required for the role. She humorously mentioned:
“You have to be very agile,” the royal said before revealing her own time in the role. “I remember doing it 100 years ago. It’s quite difficult to get it right.”
Zara Tindall, the only daughter of Princess Anne, and her husband Mike were also spotted enjoying the tournament. However, instead of occupying seats in the royal box, they opted to sit in the stands.
Queen Camilla cuddles Richard Branson
Recalling a peculiar moment from Camilla’s past visits to the tournament, there was an incident involving her interaction with billionaire tycoon Richard Branson in 2018.
At the time, as the Duchess of Cornwall, she met Branson in the Royal Box, and there was a curious moment when the Queen leaned over to touch the tycoon’s beard.
Branson appeared receptive, displaying a smile on his face. After exchanging pleasantries, Camilla returned to her seat to watch the match on Center Court.
This incident was captured in photographs that documented the intriguing moment.