Pippa Middleton And Brother James Kickstart Tennis Season at Wimbledon

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  • Kate Middleton's now-famous siblings have arrived at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships – check out the pics here

    Pippa Middleton and her brother James have shown their support for the 2013 Tennis Championships, rocking up to Centre Court at Wimbledon this afternoon.

    The siblings laughed and chatted through Eugenie Bouchard’s first match, smiling for the cameras and clearly having a fabulous time on the very first day of the tennis season.

    Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa are regulars at Wimbledon, with Pippa even revealing that the pair used to queue in the early hours of the morning to secure the best seats.

    She wrote in Vanity Fair this month: ‘I first went to Wimbledon when I was eight years old and already a very keen tennis player. During this first trip I acted on my childish tennis dreams and bought myself a postcard of the women’s championship trophy, on which I wrote, ‘I will win this one day,’ with my signature below.’

    She added: ‘Queuing from 5am on People’s Sunday in 2004 with my sister for three hours and getting £35 tickets on Centre Court – my first time ever, when rain had forced the championships to open up for an extra day to clear the backlog.

    ‘Seats were a free-for-all and I recall almost tripping over myself trying to get as close as possible to my birthday twin – British hero Tim Henman.’

    The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was noticeably absent from today’s events – Kate, whose first baby is due next month – will be missing out on Wimbledon and any other royal events until the royal baby is born. It’s likely that the next time we see her will be when she stands outside the St Mary’s Hospital with her newborn.

    Pippa made up for her sister’s absence in the royal box with a killer outfit – a blue dress and matching jacket by French designers, Sandro.





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