The meaning behind Kate Middleton’s special Wimbledon ribbon

Whether she’s sporting Emilia Wickstead, Dolce & Gabbana or Alessandra Rich,

Kate Middleton’s Wimbledon looks always score big with fashion fans.

And while most of the Duchess of Cambridge’s tennis-watching outfits feature some

shimmering pearls or glittering gold jewelry, she nearly always adds one other

accessory: a small purple-and-green bow pinned above her heart.

If you’re part of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC)

of which the Duchess of Cambridge is patron — you can wear the pin. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.

Fashioned into a bow, the ribbon features the private club’s official colors of “Wimbledon purple” and “Wimbledon green.”

Middleton often honors the tournament’s signature hues with her style