Why Pippa Middleton was banned from Wimbledon’s Royal Box

And mum, Carole, too...

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

The Middletons may be avid tennis fans, but it seems that their love for the sport has not stopped them getting banned from Wimbledon.

Patron Kate Middleton recently confessed that she was once banned from attending the tournament, and now it seems that her sister, Pippa, and mum, Carole, have had a similar experience.

Pippa and Carole are no doubt used to the royal treatment at Wimbledon, sitting in the VIP seats in the royal box to see the world’s best tennis players fight it out for the prestigious title. However, they were placed in standard seats this week during Andy Murray’s match against Benoit Paire.

The luxury seating area is usually reserved for athletes, VIP guests and, of course, royals. Although, while the likes of Anna Wintour and Roger Federer’s wife, Mirka, were sat comfortably in the royal box, Pippa and Carole weren’t given the privilidge – and all because they turned up late to the match.

It’s not unusual for big names to be denied entry to the prestigious area. Lewis Hamilton was once refused his seat because his outfit didn’t adhere to the strict dress code, and Ilie Nastase was banned thanks to his behaviour at the Fed Cup this year.

However, Pippa and Carole didn’t seem at all phased by the seat shuffle, continuing to enjoy the thrilling match from their new seats with Pippa continuing to wow fans with her impressive Wimbledon style.

Hopefully the Middletons will have more luck at the tournament next year…

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