Kate Middleton Rocks Sleek Tennis Skirt & Plays Alongside US Open Winner Emma Raducanu — Photos

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September 24, 2021 8:37AM EDT

The Duchess of Cambridge slipped connected her tennis attire for a affable lucifer with 18-year-old US Open victor Emma Raducanu successful London.

Kate Middleton, 39, was successful the beingness of tennis royalty astatine the National Tennis Centre successful London connected Friday, September 24. The Duchess of Cambridge was paired with US Open winner Emma Raducanu, 18, for a affable doubles lucifer for the Lawn Tennis Association’s homecoming event. Kate was dressed ace sporty successful a bluish tennis skirt and matching zip-up tracksuit jacket, and she was each smiles portion playing alongside the teenage British Grand Slam champion.

Kate MiddletonKate Middleton plays tennis successful London connected Sept. 24, 2021 (Photo: Jeremy Selwyn/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

Emma, who is the archetypal British pistillate to triumph a US Open rubric successful implicit 4 decades, looked truthful blessed to beryllium playing the crippled with Kate. Emma was dressed successful a bluish polo garment and achromatic shorts, arsenic good arsenic achromatic Nike sneakers. The 2 women played successful the tourney on with Joe Salisbury, Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett, the different winners of the 2021 US Open.

The lawsuit was hosted by the LTA, and besides progressive Kate gathering teenagers from crossed the U.K. arsenic portion of the LTA Youth program. Kate is simply a patron of the LTA, and the Youth programme is aimed to promote information successful athletics for young people, per Daily Mail

Kate Middleton & Emma RaducanuKate Middleton & Emma Raducanu play tennis successful London connected Sept. 24 (Photo: Jeremy Selwyn/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

Of course, Kate is simply a large instrumentality of tennis successful her autochthonal U.K. The mom of three has attended Grand Slam tourney matches galore times before, including successful July erstwhile she attended Wimbledon successful London with husband Prince William, 39. The royal couple looked ace comfy portion sitting successful their seats to ticker the women’s last lawsuit which had Australian Ashleigh Barty instrumentality connected Czech Karolina Pliskova.

And erstwhile she isn’t astatine tennis matches, Kate is fulfilling her royal duties portion besides being a doting parent to Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3. Recently, Kate and William celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.