Kate Middleton’s parents go to Wimbledon without her

Kate Middleton has yet to attend this year’s Wimbledon tournament, but organizers are still hoping she will appear before the matches conclude on July 14.

Instead, the royal’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, attended the major event on Thursday.

Carole, 69, was pictured at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club wearing a floral dress under a cream jacket, while Michael, 74, wore a navy suit and patterned yellow tie.

Kate Middleton’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, attended the Wimbledon tournament in her absence on Thursday. Wire Image
Carole, 69, wore a floral dress and a cream jacket, while Michael, 74, wore a navy suit with a yellow tie. Wire Image

The Princess of Wales normally attends the annual event, but was noticeably absent due to her treatment for a cancer diagnosis, which she announced in March.

All England Club chairman Debbie Jevans told Telegraph Sport in June that the club remains optimistic that Kate, who has been patron of the All England Club since 2016, will still be able to perform.

“We hope that The Princess of Wales will be able to present the trophies as patron of the club, but her health and recovery are the priority,” Jevans told the outlet.

The Princess of Wales was noticeably absent due to her recovery from cancer. Wire Image
Organiser Debbie Jevans says the club is “hoping” Middleton will make an appearance before the tournament ends on July 14. Wire Image

She continued: “We don’t know what we don’t know. We just said we’re going to work with her and give her as much flexibility as possible.”

If she were to attend, it would be Kate’s second public appearance since announcing her diagnosis. Last month, she joined the rest of the royal family in the annual Trooping the Colour.

The Princess of Wales wore a long-sleeved white dress with a black bow as she rode in a carriage with her children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6, during King Charles III’s birthday parade.

Middleton has been patron of the All England Club since 2016. Getty Images
In the past, she presented trophies to the Wimbledon champions. Getty Images

Shortly after the event, royal expert Katie Nicholl predicted that it would be some time before fans saw Kate in public again, as it took such a toll on her presence at such a major event.

“I think a day like Saturday, when she knows the eyes of the world are on her, is going to take a huge amount of scrutiny,” Nicholl explained. “I don’t think we can expect to see her in public for a while. That’s going to take some recovery.”

Nicholl added: “She was on her feet for a long time. There was one moment when she was watching the parade … and was offered a chair, which she gratefully accepted. That’s just a bit of an acknowledgement that she’s not as strong, not as fit, as she was before she had this treatment.”

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