Royal Family’s deep ties to Wimbledon — with Kate even writing

The royals are known to be Wimbledon fans, with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, who is

patron of All England Club, often spotted enjoying the event from the royal box.

This week, the historic tournament started its qualifiers and on Tuesday, Zara and Mike

Tindall took their seats at the Centre Court to watch tennis stars from across the world

play. Other royals are expected to attend the sporting event, namely Prince William,

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who have become Wimbledon regulars throughout the years.

But the connection dates back to long before the Windsors, with the first royal

appearance coming over a century ago, when the then-Prince of Wales, the future King

George V,  and his wife Princess Mary attended the 1907 matches.