Kate Middleton always wins when it comes to Wimbledon fashion.
As the royal patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) — having taken over from Queen Elizabeth in 2016 — the duchess is a regular spectator at the annual tennis tournament.
In fact, she’s attended the championships every year since her wedding to Prince William in 2011 — with the exception of 2013, when she was pregnant with Prince George, and 2020, when the COVID pandemic canceled the event for the first time since WWII.
While Middleton’s known to rock her tennis whites at Wimbledon, her style has evolved since the early days of her marriage, with the duchess now choosing longer, full skirts along with more colorful and patterned dresses — like the polka-dotted Alessandra Rich frock she wore for her first appearance at the 2022 event.
Here, we take a look at all of the Duchess of Cambridge’s Wimbledon looks through the years.
2011: Temperley London
The newly married duchess made her first Wimbledon appearance as a member of the royal family in June 2011, wearing a tiered — and very tennis-inspired — white dress by Temperley London.
While it’s rare that Middleton goes sleeveless, she sported the brand’s “Moraiah” style to watch Andy Murray play Richard Gasquet, looking cool and comfortable on the summer day.
The dress featured tennis skirt-style pleating and interesting petal detailing at the shoulders and back, a fitting choice for her royal Wimbledon debut.
She carried a tan snakeskin-print clutch for the event — and a brown coat in case of any British weather changes.
2012: Alexander McQueen
The Duchess of Cambridge made two appearances at the 2012 Wimbledon championships, with the royal first joining Prince William for the men’s quarter-final match in the same knit sailor-style Alexander McQueen dress she wore on the couples’ 2011 tour of Canada.
The cream sweater dress featured navy stripes at the waist and cuffs, along with a jaunty tie neck — perfect for a sporty day out. She accessorized with diamond-and-sapphire earrings and a navy quilted clutch by Jaeger.
A few weeks later, Middleton brought her sister, Pippa, along for the 2012 men’s singles final to watch Roger Federer defeat Andy Murray.
The duchess again chose to recycle an outfit from her North American tour in 2011, wearing a simple sleeveless cream dress from Joseph. She added another old piece on top, wearing a textured cream jacket originally worn for the 2011 Epsom Derby.
Paying tribute to a symbol in her family crest, Middleton accessorized with a gold acorn pendant ($219) from KristinM London.
The Duchess of Cambridge made a Wimbledon comeback in 2014, after her pregnancy with Prince George prevented her from attending the 2013 event — and she once again turned to a repeat dress from a royal tour.
Her white eyelet “Roamer” style from Zimmermann was originally worn on the Cambridges’ trip to Australia earlier in 2014, with the short-sleeved style featuring pretty latticework detail along the hem, waistline and shoulders.
The duchess added a punch of color with her accessories, carrying a fan-shaped red-and-tan wicker clutch by Anya Hindmarch and a red pashmina to watch the men’s singles quarter-final match.
2014: Jonathan Saunders
A few days later that same year, she finally debuted a color (and pattern!) for the occasion.
Wearing a green-and-blue geometric dress by Jonathan Saunders, the royal looked ready for summer fun as she cheered on Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the men’s singles final.
Middleton originally wore the tie-waist, short-sleeved design to the Solomon Islands in 2012 as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour. She kept it simple in terms of accessories, choosing a tan L.K. Bennett clutch, her silver Cartier watch and green Kiki McDonough gemstone earrings.
2015: L.K. Bennett
Kate Middleton chose a new, extra-bright red L.K. Bennett dress to attend the men’s quarterfinals in 2015.
The short-sleeved style with a full skirt proved to be an elegant look for her sixth Wimbledon appearance, and the duchess paired it with a fun leopard-print clutch by Diane von Furstenberg, her favorite Cartier watch and gold “Lolita” earrings by Mirabelle ($55).
The Duchess of Cambridge chose a sunny yellow shift to attend her first Wimbledon match of 2016.
Wearing the Roksanda dress she sported on her 2014 tour of Australia, Middleton met with players, staff and other attendees — including Venus and Serena Williams’ mother, Oracene Price, while Serena played Elena Vesnina in that day’s match.
She paired her dress with beige heels from Rupert Sanderson, her Cartier watch and a stunning pair of baroque pearl earrings from Soru ($179).
2016: Alexander McQueen
A few days later, Middleton attended the men’s final with Prince William, wearing an Alexander McQueen dress with a very quirky print.
The brand’s “Obsessions Talisman” short-sleeved dress featured depictions of lipsticks, skulls, and butterflies — a big departure from the royal’s usual tame prints and solids.
She added dangling gold charm earrings from Scottish brand Brora, her trusty Cartier watch and folding Ray-Ban “Wayfarer” sunglasses ($163).
2017: Dolce & Gabbana
The duchess brought out a fun new look (and a shorter haircut) for her first official Wimbledon visit as royal patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in 2017.
Attending the opening round of the men’s singles championship, Middleton sported a white square-necked Dolce & Gabbana dress with bold black polka dots.
She added black block-heeled sandals from Office and a white Victoria Beckham tote to her breezy look, cheering on her beloved Andy Murray in the match.
2017: Catherine Walker
Another new, summery outfit came later in the 2017 championships, when Middleton debuted a short-sleeved white dress by Catherine Walker with a garden-inspired print.
Featuring large poppies surrounded by wildflowers on the skirt, her dress had an extra special accent pinned to it; Middleton added a purple-and-green ribbon which may only be worn by members of the AELTC. As its new patron, the duchess was entitled to start wearing the pin.
2018: Jenny Packham
The Duchess of Cambridge joined her sister-in-law Meghan Markle for their first joint public appearance together to watch Serena Williams in the 2018 ladies’ finals at Wimbledon.
Middleton chose a custom look by Jenny Packham for the occasion — and went quite literal with the theme, as her white dress featured a tennis ball-inspired print and ruffled detail at the hip and shoulder.
She paired it with her go-to Cartier watch and baroque pearl drop earrings by In2Design ($156) for her girls’ day out.
2018: Dolce & Gabbana
For her second Wimbledon appearance in 2018, Middleton wore a bright yellow Dolce & Gabbana dress to watch the men’s finals.
The flutter-sleeved, slim-fitting frock was a cheerful choice for the duchess to watch Novak Djokovic play Kevin Anderson, and she added her AELTC ribbon, Cartier watch and a necklace and earrings from Asprey to complete the look.
It was back to tennis whites for the duchess’ first Wimbledon visit of 2019, and Middleton chose a retro-style look by Susannah for the occasion.
Full of 1940s charm, her “Flippy Wiggle” dress ($2,850) was an elegant choice to watch day two of the championships.
She accented the midi-length, button-front dress with a black bow belt and straw bag, both by Alexander McQueen, and further accessorized with black Gianvito Rossi pumps and Catherine Zoraida fern hoop earrings ($200).
2019: Alexander McQueen
Another fashion repeat entered the royal box at Wimbledon in 2019, when Middleton wore the green Alexander McQueen dress she sported on a 2016 visit to Canada.
She was joined by her sister, Pippa, and the Duchess of Sussex for the ladies’ finals, and the three made quite a glamorous trio.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s short-sleeved, tie-neck dress featured gold buttons marching down the front, and she accessorized it with her diamond Asprey hoops and AELTC ribbon.
2019: Emilia Wickstead
Middleton went out with a bang for her final Wimbledon visit in 2019, choosing a gorgeous Emilia Wickstead dress in Cinderella blue for the men’s finals.
The duchess was all smiles as she handed the men’s singles trophy to Novak Djokovic, wearing a full-skirted frock with twisted details at the shoulders.
She repeated her In2Design pearl earrings and added her AELTC ribbon and a pair of tan ankle-strap heels by Aldo for the big day, which included the longest Wimbledon men’s final in history.
2021: Alessandra Rich and Smythe
It was a welcome return to the court for Middleton after the championships were canceled in 2020, and it appears the royal was eager to get back out there, as she arrived to the tournament earlier than usual.
Instead of her usual white dress, the duchess chose a navy polka-dotted midi skirt by Alessandra Rich for her day out at Wimbledon, adding an old favorite Smythe blazer ($695) and a white tee.
She also wore a floral face mask, white pumps by Jimmy Choo and a matching bag by Mulberry, further accessorizing with Simone Rocha pearl drop earrings, a double-strand gold necklace by Spells of Love ($130) and a Daniella Draper pendant ($1,650).
2021: Emilia Wickstead
For the 2021 ladies’ finals, Middleton chose a cheerful green dress by one of her go-to designers, Emilia Wickstead.
The cap-sleeved, full-skirted dress was a slightly altered version of the brand’s “Denver” style, and the duchess repeated her Jimmy Choo pumps and Mulberry bag for her second Wimbledon appearance of the year.
Adding a gold and aquamarine bangle from Halcyon Days and sparkling Kiki McDonough earrings, Middleton cheered as she handed the ladies’ singles trophy — known as the Venus Rosewater Dish — to Australian Ashleigh Barty.
The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a lovely new pink look for her final visit to Wimbledon in 2021, joining the Duke of Kent — who was honored after he stepped down as president of the AELTC after 52 years — for the men’s finals.
Middleton chose a blush-hued “Ahana” dress by Beulah London ($829) for the event, accessorizing with tan Aldo heels, her AELTC ribbon and Mappin & Webb “Empress” earrings ($2,082) as she joined the duke for a special presentation.
2022: Alessandra Rich
The Duchess of Cambridge brought back a dress she wore during the Platinum Jubilee to attend a men’s quarter-final match in 2022, wearing a polka-dotted style by Alessandra Rich.
The bright blue dress with white dots featured a coordinating belt and pleated front, along with Princess Diana-esque puffed sleeves.
Middleton pinned her Wimbledon ribbon to the dress and added her go-to In2Design pearl drops to join Prince William and her parents for a fun day of tennis action.