Duchess Kate & Pippa Middleton watched Roger Federer win at Wimbledon

I’m sorry, British people, but I adore Roger Federer. I think he’s elegant and gracious and one of the greatest athletes in the world. I know you guys are heartbroken that Federer won over your countryman Andy Murray yesterday at Wimbledon, but… I’m pretty happy that Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title, matching Pete Sampras. Roger Federer deserves to be discussed amongst the greatest tennis players of all time – does Andy Murray deserve the same? After he won, Federer said, “He [Murray] has done so well over the years and it [his tears] shows he cares so dearly about his tennis. He will win one grand slam at least. I hope so. It’s worked out here that I have played my best tennis in the semis and the final. I couldn’t be more happy. It feels so familiar and it’s a great moment. It’s amazing. It equals me with Pete who is my hero, and the world No1, they don’t get gifted to you.” God, I love him.

Anyway, these are some photos from the match at Wimbledon yesterday. The prime minister David Cameron was there. As was Victoria and David Beckham. And the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton. We don’t have a lot of “crowd shots” but we do have one photo per celebrity coupling, so enjoy. Duchess Kate wore a Joseph dress and jacket for the event – apparently, she’s a big tennis fan, as is her sister. Kate wanted to be there to cheer on Andy Murray, and she – and the rest of the UK – were kind of heartbroken when Federer won.

By the way, William begged off coming to Wimbledon again, citing a “prior commitment”. Guess what that commitment was? Going surfing with his brother and some friends in Cornwall. You can see some of the photos here. I don’t get it – at all. What does William DO all day? And don’t say “he’s a helicopter pilot”. When was the last time he worked?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Nonny says:

    Oooooooohhh Pippa’s looking rough!

    • chichai says:

      I was thinking the same thing. I was shocked to see so many wrinkles and to see how bad her skin looked. With all her parents money, she can at least afford proper skin care right?

      • Gene Parmesan says:

        Bless her, i don’t think she is even 30 yet..yikes

      • Christie says:

        Nope, she’s only 28! Every time I see a picture of the two of them together I always have to remind myself that Kate’s older.

      • Ella says:

        I think it’s called natural light, little bit of makeup and no photoshop, girls! Perfectly normal, IMO, just we are all used to modified images.

    • jenna says:

      Looks like she is Kate-ifying her hair also, it seems darker, longer, and thicker than it has in the past. And the result is that it’s dragging her face down, definitely adding some age to her appearance.

    • Fue McCormick says:

      I think they both look rough. I still don’t get why people think Kate is so beautiful. On a scale of 1-10 she’s a 5 at best … especially outside with the sun hitting her in the face. These 2 women are not aging well, either.

      • Amy says:

        Pippa has to be the older sister. Has to be.

      • Emily says:

        Heavy makeup ages people. My first boss (The Body Shop) ranted about it all the time. A lot of celebrities seem to be on a heavy makeup jag these days, and it makes them look atrocious.

  2. Talie says:

    I don’t think the royals are big tennis fans…for rich people, they have pretty bad taste.

    • LAK says:

      Polo darling, always Polo. And Horse racing. Not Tennis. /in my best ab fab Patsy voice.

    • bluhare says:

      Kate’s made no secret of the fact she plays and enjoys the game. I think she beats William.

      • LAK says:

        He’s also said she is a better skier than he is.

        The Middletons are all tennis mad and have been going to Wimbledon for years. Pippa looked really thrilled to be in the royal box. -no snark. I thought it was really cute that she was visibly thrilled.

        i would be too.

      • bluhare says:

        She probably got a better seat than when she went with James. :)

  3. TheOriginalTiffany says:

    Roger played amazing. He is definitely the master of the grass court. Hits shots that look impossible. I was rooting for Murray a bit only because he was the first Brit in the finals since 1938.

    Kate looks really old here, btw. Pippa is just not an attractive girl. Why did they try to sell her so hard?

    • EmmieA says:

      I totally agree with you about Pippa! I don’t get it!!

      • PONYTAIL says:

        Check again – not only was there a Brit in the finals in 1977, another jubilee year, they won it too.

    • bluhare says:

      Federer deserved to win, but I thought it was sort of petty to say he’ll win one grand slam. Didn’t have to say that, a great future would have been nicer. Andy on the other hand, has my heart forever with his concession speech after the match.

      • lower-case deb says:

        i think Roger actually emphasized upon the word “At Least” one grand slam.
        here’s the link:

        I see it as probably trying to jab at the British public (there are some naysayers out there, i believe, people who say “now or never, look at tim henman etc”). He said later during the press conference that Andy will have multiple slams, has the capacity to do it, as per the quote at the scotsman.

        so not “only” one. but he’s also putting it in perspective. he knows how hard a road andy is going to have to go through. the tennis big three aren’t just going to go away just like that (considering the three of them won 29 out of the last 30 slams). andy roddick comes to mind. he works hard, he brings his best to every game, but bad luck.

        but, andy murray has a something that andy roddick lacks. two things actually. a good team (mama judy and iceman ivan), and a good age to work with plus a good work ethic. so i believe roger when he said ” I really do believe deep down in me he will win Grand Slams, not just one.”

        that being said, Roger can be so b!tchy sometimes. (see, for instance: http://www.dropshotdispatch.com/2011/11/20/top-10-roger-federer-verbal-jabs-at-andy-murray/) he’s one of the b!tchiest trashtalkers there are out in the press room, he’ll fit right in here at celebitchy. but doesn’t stop people from liking him anyway. swiss conundrum?

      • bluhare says:

        deb: Or as I read your post maybe he was trying to be funny after Andy cracked about being good for 30.

      • lower-case deb says:

        @bluhare, now that i think of it, maybe it’s payback for the old man jab and the way murray messed up federer’s hair with that passing shot at the net in the 1st (?) set. you know how the dude is with his chocolate curls. /grin/

        but all in all, the current tennismen behave really gentlemanly. it made me question, do i really miss the war of attrition of the yesteryears?

      • Gayle says:

        I think Roger would have been lying if he said Andy will win a bunch of slams. As it is, I don’t think he even really believed what he did say. Let’s face it, he has beaten this guy easily in three finals. He has seen his real rivals (Nadal, Djoker) beat this guy also. Unless some dramatic shifts happen, Andy has little chance of winning a final anytime soon.

      • bluhare says:

        Gayle: You can’t really lie about a prediction. Lying would be saying Federer has never won Wimbledon.

        deb: I think the difference between Federer and Murray is Murray was obviously kidding when he said it, and also complimented his play with his back trouble. Sorry, still think Murray won the gentleman stakes on this one, even though Federer was gracious too.

      • lower-case deb says:

        @bluhare, actually, i’m not entirely in disagreement with you. that’s why i mentioned federer is sometimes the Queen B!tch of ATP. i have alot of eye-rolling moments when it comes to fed. he can be so cutting sometimes. i think it’s just he can’t really find that “smug vs. matter-of-fact” balance right. some people blame it on him being swiss, some people just blame it on him being him.

        this is when he wins. sometimes when he loses, he can be too wrapped up in the moment, some of his soundbytes come across as brusque. i remember his comments after that USO defeat by Djokovic last year came across as borderline-rude. even before, when Djokovic was still pretender with no slams. I remember some journalist asking Fed about Djoko and he was like “well, he’s welcome to talk sh!t after he wins a few slam” (I’m paraphrasing for dramatic effect of course).

        more recently, that jabs he traded with Nadal about blue clay and player schedules. apparently Nadal ain’t gonna roll over and say “whatever rogi thinks” anymore.

        he’s a better, gracious winner now, though. i remember earlier (during his heydey, he’s really gives off this “yeah, i’m great so?” despite there’s some dejected Finalist next to him).

        nadal, djokovic, and murray, they do gracious loser (and gracious winner) speech better than fed that’s for sure. and the nadal hugging fed during AO2009 was simply something else from nadal.

        that’s how i see him anyway, that’s why whenever it’s time for speeches i’ll just go, “oh well”, shrug. he talks a lot, wins a lot, and if his peers are okay with it, well, i’ll just rant on gossip blogs and concentrate on better things, like the twins for instance. /grin/

        *scrolls up* oops. i’ve ranted too long now! sorry ’bout that.

      • bluhare says:

        deb: We do agree. Yay!! :D

      • lower-case deb says:

        @bluhare, oh you slay me /grin/
        *clutches heart, falls down on grass court a la fed*

  4. lower-case deb says:

    what is up with the Middleton sister’s eye makeup? the ancient egyptian allegedly put kohl around their eyes to keep the sun out. what’s their excuse? it was miserable weather in SW19 for the wimbledon fortnight!

    the daily mail take had me in stitches.
    (yes,yes i know. the mail isn’t exactly what we call the bright shining light of journalism either).
    “Pippa and Kate were there, too; Snow White and Snow Whiter in the front row of the royal box, wearing the kind of statement, thick eyeliner usually seen on a totem pole.”

    by the way. forget about the middletons, the beckhams, and even older fed.
    coverage on the twin mini-Fed cutie-pies please!

    • Emily says:

      I’ve always hated that eye makeup too, but then I almost always hate makeup. But I hate the amount of eyeliner Pippa and Kate wear even more than I hate most makeup. I want to see what they’d look like without all that mess. I bet they’re quite pretty underneath.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      The comments on the Mail were brutal. Next time the lovies say everyone loves Waity they need to read the Mail comments.

  5. JulieM says:

    There is apparently an online rumor that a lip reader caught Kate exchanging unpleasantries with Pippy about R. Federer’s wife being fat. I don’t know if this is true, but it’s something I could believe.

    Good show, Roger. Lovely wife and beautiful twin daughters.

    • LP says:

      Whoa, what the what?! I really hope that isn’t true. Aside from being bitchy, surely she’d have more sense than to say something like that, knowing how closely she’s watched?

      God, I wish I were as “fat” as Federer’s wife after having twins!

    • lower-case deb says:

      Mirka is a bonafide trooper!
      I think it was 2009 Wimbledon final (coincidentally the last time Federer won before last Sunday), she was heavily heavily pregnant with the twins. Like 8 months pregnant, maybe?
      and she sat through 4 hours of nail-biting five-setter!
      i can’t even begin to imagine.
      she deserved her own gold trophy for that particular feat alone, in addition to everything she’s done with Team Roger.

      btw, i don’t think they’re dissing Mirka. i think they’re just jealous that Federer has prettier hair than them.

      • Amelia says:

        “btw, i don’t think they’re dissing Mirka. i think they’re just jealous that Federer has prettier hair than them”
        Is it bad that I have hair envy of a man? I got salt in my hair from the beach last week and it’s a mess.
        Thank Xenu he grew out of the 19 year old ponytail phase.

      • LP says:

        I get jealous of men with amazing hair, and ridiculously long eyelashes. They’re dudes! They won’t even appreciate those things! *sob of self-pity*

    • BNS1987 says:

      I pray that’s not true. If it is though, it’s uber classless on Middleton’s part. She should be better than that…technically. Mind you, I’m incredibly jealous of Mirka for being married to my crush, but they’re so sweet together, and their kids are adorable, there’s no way you can hate.

    • Sachi says:

      IMO Kate looked unhappy while looking at Federer’s family. She looked like she was trying so hard to fake a smile but couldn’t do it.

      I don’t know if the rumour is true, but if so, how petty and nasty.

    • Samantha says:

      Kate smiled at Federer the whole match (she may have said she was cheering on Murray, but she seemed to clap and smile the hardest when Federer broke him…). The only time she didn’t smile? When she looked over at Federer’s wife and kids during the award ceremony. Even my mom commented on that, saying how weird she thought it was.

      • Sachi says:

        She was shooting daggers at Federer’s family.

        Really weird behaviour. At least Pippa had a little smile on her face.

        Kate had pursed lips and a sharp stare when looking at Mirka and the twins.

    • Gayle says:

      Ugh, how gross are they. I’m sure they are both just jealous that she has a man who always chose her when he could have had any supermodel in the last twelve years. Unlike the two of them, who cling to worthless male partners. Her hair is beautiful too.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      The Mail commentors pointed out that they were being rude when Federer was announced the winner and they were pulling faces and giggling throughout. Doesn’t surprised me they had a lip reader go over what they were saying.

  6. Cherry says:

    Pippa’s outfit is horrendous. Unlike most commenters on this site, I think she’s a cute girl and usually looks pretty decent, but this dress is no ok for anyone beyond the age of 5.
    LOVE Posh and Becks on these photos. She looks lovely- and like she doesn’t give a crap about the match. He looks like a character from Deadwood. Great moustache, Becks.

  7. crumbcake says:

    Love, love, love Federer! I swear he just gets better with age! And his two little twin girls are ADORABLE too! I like that he didn’t marry some perfect supermodel–his wife (don’t get me wrong, she’s a cutie) looks like a normal every-day woman–it actually tells me a lot about his character, which makes me like him even more.
    I felt bad for poor Andy, and I hope some day he will win Wimbledon, but I have to say I was very happy for Roger.

  8. Amelia says:

    Ugh. I was watching on Murray Mound and it was so annoying the way the cameras kept panning to Duchess Dolittle. I was chatting to a couple who came over from France and they got so animated about how they came for the tennis, not the royalty.
    And at the end of the match she was all but glaring at Roger when he did his little victory walk around Centre.
    I was so upset for Andy when he did his interview! The sweetest I’ve seen him and a gracious loser. But he definitely was outplayed. He’ll get his major one day.
    Congratulations to Roger – the consummate champion. A legend through and through and he completely deserved his win :) As Crumbcake said above, did anyone see his little girls with Mirka at the end of the match? They were so sweet, clapping for their Daddy!!

    • GoodCapon says:

      I hate runner-ups who cry… makes them seem like a sore loser… but I felt really sorry for Andy there.

      Roger’s twins are soooo adorable!

      • marigold says:

        I love a runner-up who cries. He was genuinely happy for Roger and just disappointed in himself. It showed he’s human. His little speech was sweet and heartfelt.

      • bluhare says:

        Sore loser??? He said Federer deserved to win and even cracked a joke. And can you not imagine the pressure of being the first Brit in a center court final for over 70 years? I can’t. He cracked. It happens to a lot of people, some of whom aren’t so nice about it.

      • Sachi says:

        I’m not gonna lie, I wanted Andy to just bawl right there on the court and let it all out.

        I love athletes showing emotion. It makes it clear they have such passion for the sport and they are so dedicated to their game that they break down in the face of a huge loss. It’s the same with football (soccer). Their losses and defeat show in their faces. They live for the sport, they live for the game, and when they don’t win, they aren’t afraid to show their sadness.

        I know many people called Federer a crybaby and a sore loser when he cried in 2009 at the Australian Open, but that endeared him to me even more. Someone like him, who was almost robotic and clinical, who would only cry when he won, but broke down when he lost a 5-setter and he was being written out as old and washed up, I thought his tears were amazing. He looked so sad and defeated, such genuine emotions.

        And Andy was the same yesterday. The pressure he was carrying, the press just waiting to pounce on him again if he lost, but also the tremendous support he has received. It was all too much.

      • GoodCapon says:

        bluhare: I was thinking of John Terry (Chelsea FC footballer, in case you didn’t know :) ) when I wrote that comment.

    • bluhare says:

      Amelia: That was you? :)

      • Amelia says:

        Oh yes indeedy ;) it was a fun day but my feet have only just dried out. Made up for it with an awesome lunch and chatting to anyone and everyone. It was as crammed as I’ve ever seen the hill, I think I went deaf in one ear.

      • bluhare says:

        I didn’t envy you during the rain break, but it looked so fun the rest of the time, especially during his speech when everytime you saw yourself on the screen, you jumped up and down waving!

      • Amelia says:

        Tradition! It’s a collective crowd vanity, we see ourselves, we have a fit ^^ During Andy’s speech it was difficult to see who had the sniffles and rain on their face and who was crying. Gah, we all had a moment then.
        The rain break was sort of fun actually, everyone created this collective roof of umbrellas and people were sharing hot drinks. And we all shared our different stories to rag on Duchess Dolittle ;)
        And just for laughs, look what I just found of Federer and Nadal on Youtube!

      • bluhare says:

        Oh thank you, Amelia! I just watched that twice. Those two are hysterical!

      • lower-case deb says:

        @amelia thank you for the vid.
        omg, had me laughing along with them.
        waitasecondtho, that armpit stain on roger? i guess sure/shield is going to sign him up next)

        well, to his defence, it must be baking hot under the studio lights. glad to see he sweats like other puny humans. sometimes when he plays on court, the other person might be shedding bucketloads nad calling for a retractable personal roof, and fed is just cool as a cucumber.

        gosh. i’ve been replaying that shits-and-giggles fed and nadal for how many times now?
        *unapologetic* hehe

  9. Jacq says:

    Pippa looks more than rough… She’s jagged. If I didn’t know better, I’d say she was Kate’s mother. Ouch.

    • bluhare says:

      I’ll admit it. For the first time, I understand this site’s obsession with the Middleton girls’ eyeliner after looking at Pippa yesterday.

      • lower-case deb says:

        we can’t be the only people saying how horrendous their eye makeup is, can we?
        or, maybe there’s really nothing they can do about the heavy eyeliners anymore since they’re permanently tattooed.

        but, that looks so painful though!

      • Amelia says:

        Oh my goodness, who’d want to permanently Duchy-fy their face?! It looks so odd too.

      • bluhare says:

        deb/Amelia: There was a shot on the DM I think that had Pips in semi-profile and that eyeliner was the worst. She needs a visit to the optometrist if she thinks it’s flattering. As much as Kate wears, I don’t think it’s as bad as that. All the makeup manuals tell you to not overline your eyes if they’re deep set, Pips!!

        And as for that video. Ow.

  10. Britt says:

    Pippa has terrible wrinkles in her forehead for someone so young…definitely looking rough these days.

  11. Jaime says:

    Heavy smokers, both of them… You can tell.

  12. GoodCapon says:

    UGH. How nice of the Daily Mail to focus on the famewhores instead of the REAL royals in the royal box: Duke of Kent, Duchess of Gloucester (!!), Lady Helen Taylor (!!!!!), Freddie Windsor. Anyone?

    Those who love the Middletons will say that they didn’t choose to be famous (especially in this age where anything can be shared instantaneously thanks to the Internet) but they themselves perpetuate to this endless gossip about them by just being unable to stay out of the public eye. They don’t have any problems taking advantage of the perks of royal association (the royal box, Pippa’s book deal, vacations) only when it suits them.

    Why can’t they all just go away quietly like all the other in-laws? Out of all the Middletons Michael is the only one who seems decent and tolerable. The rest has become very insufferable since the wedding.

    • Emily says:

      There are people who think the Middletons didn’t choose to be famous? Huh. Like Kate would have waited for William for one second if he’d not been a prince.

  13. Mia says:

    So. Much. Hair. Brown sausage curls all around. Feels like I’m seeing little Mary (minus the blonde) and Laura on special days on Little House on the Prairie.

    • YES! Thank you Mia! I wish to God a hairdresser could sweep down and abolish this do from both of their heads and replace it with something post 1983. Even Murray’s girlfriend was walking a fine line with the sausage curls. What is UP with that?

  14. mln76 says:

    Roger Federer is THE BEST no question so great to see him back where he belongs and his twin daughters cheering for him simply adorable .
    Anyone else notice Kate’s grin their way??? Maybe the Queen has decided its time for Kate to breed.

  15. backwards says:

    I read that about Kate calling Fed’s wife fat and giving her death stares. She was giggling and laughing through the ceremony. Come on waity, grow up a bit.

    At least Harry disappears for long enough to actually work.

  16. Francesca says:

    Is Roger handsome? I can’t quite tell. Is Pippa losing her looks? Looks like it.With all her good fortune why can’t Victoria find something to smile about.

    • mln76 says:

      Roger isn’t exactly traditionally good looking but his grace and debonair ways make him sexy in my eyes.

      • bluhare says:

        I totally agree. Plus his body’s not bad either.

        PS And in my opinion, Pippa’s looks are definitely gone. She needs a real do over.

  17. Lady Lupton says:

    Federer was amazing but I’m a little heartbroken for Murray. Every year the nation’s hopes are pinned on him and this year he nearly made it. He’ll get there one day.

    The celeb shots on the BBC were stupidly annoying but I must admit I looked at the Middleton sisters long and hard. They looked like the cats that got the cream. Which they did, I guess.

  18. Call Me Al says:

    Roger is amazing. So classy and beautiful. It was good to see the sisters. Great game. Roger’s wife is adorable and so are his daughters. I love them!!! I can’t believe more royals weren’t there…

    • LAK says:

      Which royals are you talking about? On which days? If for the finals, I guess you missed the Kents(Duke)who are there every year and hand out the trophy, Gloucester (Duchess), Lady Helen Taylor, Lord&Lady Freddie Windsor all sitting next to or behind The Middletons. On previous days Andrew, Charles, camilla, the younger Kents, William….

  19. Britt says:

    Roger has the most adorable little girls, so sweet!!

  20. Sara says:

    Both are waste of space, who have no right to judge anyone. What are they doing except living of their parents/husband’s money.

  21. The Original Mia says:

    I was so happy for Federer. He played amazing tennis. His girls are adorable.

    I called Waity & Pippa the Boleyn girls on another site. A few posters got it.

    The entire Middleton clan are nothing but a bunch of social climbers. There was a blurb in the DM about the Middletons & their climbing this summer. Royal box at Ascot, royal box at Wimbledon, on the floatilla. It goes on & on.

    • bluhare says:

      Don’t forget the signet rings Ma, Pips and James are wearing. Don’t know if Michael does. In the US, that has no significance. In Britain, a signet ring on your pinky denotes upper class aristo family which has a crest. Most of which have been around since primordial ooze. The Middletons? A year, and that’s it. A lot of Brits think that’s a bit of overkill.

      • LAK says:

        when i spotted the signet ring on Pippa soon after wedding, it made me laugh so much.

        So much for middle class family who are ‘normal’. They are doing every thing they can to appear aristocratic. it would have been amusing if they weren’t so obvious and obviously desparate for it.

      • lower-case deb says:

        @LAK and @bluhare,
        thanks for the info. i didn’t know that about the signet ring on the pinky. i’m too lazy to do a google search just then and tried to just act as if i knew.

        i asked a friend though. didn’t know about it either. we theorized it was something like “cut here when person did something wrong” you know like the yakuzas do. i’m sure the Windsor Massive is much more classy than chopping pinky fingers off tho.

      • bluhare says:

        LAK/deb: Did you see the article in the DM the other day actually criticising the Middletons? That they’re overreaching in a spectacular way?

        I must admit, I’m surprised at their behaviour, I really am. Hard to believe how naive I am sometimes.

      • LAK says:

        Bluhare – I think what’s surprising is how they are not bothered to pretend to be reticient anymore.

      • Minx2 says:

        The signet rings are ridiculous. Do they actually think someone is going to mistake them for aristocrats?
        I used to think that the Brits were snobs for criticising Middletons before Kate got enaged to William.. all this stuff about Carol being an air hostess, chewing gum etc. But they were actually right: the whole family (maybe excluding the father who actually seems to be a decent chap) are social climbers and Carol is a particularly aggressive one. Her smug face recently at Ascot tells it all. Now that they have gained access to high society, they’re buying a mansion to fit their new, improved, social standing. The fall from grace (and I believe it will eventually happen) will be hard.

      • Elise says:

        But are the Middletons now considered aristocratic though? What happens if (hopefully it won’t happen) William and Kate/Catherine’s (whatever she likes to call herself now) marriage does not work out? Will her family still be consdered aristocratic?

        I like Kate’s fashion sense, but she’s like a blank slate, we do not know what she’s like. If her fans are happy to only comment about what she wears, and not if she has anything going on up there, then it’s almost like an empty feeling.

  22. lower-case deb says:

    I found this:


    and, lest i lose my card-carrying crow-drawn-to-bling-membershipness, i think i spot a huge rock on Mirka’s hand in the first pic.

    • bluhare says:

      They reall are adorable aren’t they? And Federer gets kudos from me for marrying a real woman, rather than someone who was in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

  23. I live in Scotland, and I was rooting for Federer. I know that is is practically a capitol offence to do so, but I see no reason why I shouldn’t root for my favourite player of all time. Watching him is truly a revelation. HE gives it an ease that only a very few people who were born to do what they do possess. Andy played well, and will again, but in the end, the King regained his crown.

    • bluhare says:

      I used to live in Scotland (Edinburgh) and I was rooting for Murray. Couldn’t watch some of it because I wanted him to win and got all nerve wracked. Federer deserved it, though. Andy will get his chance.

  24. HME says:

    Ugh I hate Pippa’s dress!! And that boxy coat of Kate’s makes her look at least 40. Kate is actually wearing sunglasses!! I think this is the first time i’ve seen her in shades since she got engaged, i was starting to think they were banned for Royals. Maybe Will just isn’t a tennis fan? Given the choice I know I would certainly rather go surfing with Harry! As to what Will does all day, I have no idea but it was Sunday, maybe it was a legit day off? I love how that dailymail article has only 1 solo pic of Will and 2 of Harry!! A couple of years ago that would have been the other way round.

  25. Alti says:

    boahhh the Middleton-make-up…

    Don´t they understand that hard eyeliner makes tiny eyes with eye circles?

  26. Jenna says:

    Bleh. Dislike Federer so much. But, I did like seeing all the “celebs” and such at the game.

  27. kamre says:

    I adore Federer as well. No matter who he plays, I’m in his corner. Andy’s day will come. The match yesterday was so fun to watch – played hard by both parties. I choked up while watching Andy’s speech too.

  28. Garvels says:

    Federer is soo hot! I was so happy to see him win his 7th. It was really sweet seeing his wife,mother and adorable twin girls cheering him to victory.

  29. Jaded says:

    The wisteria sisters have faces that look like they’ve been carved out of rocks. Really hard. Pippa’s clothing always looks bargain-basement and with the smoking and fake-and-bake tan, her skin is looking rough. Kate is marginally better but I just don’t get the love for those two.

  30. Lindy says:

    Andy was totally a gracious loser, and it would have been great for him to win there. But I share your love for Federer. He is beautiful–I love to watch him play. It’s like incredible art or stunning music. Pure enjoyment for me as a spectator.

    • P.J. says:

      It was indeed a joy to watch, tennis at its best! Both men played amazingly well, gave extremely gracious interviews, and showed great sportsmanship.

      It was interesting that both men were in tears at the end of the match, whilst the women shed no tears at the end of their final.

  31. Hope says:

    One nice thing I’ve taken from this story: Kate and William have a (at least somewhat) healthy relationship. They aren’t attached at the hip and codependent. They can go off and do other things with separate people for the day and it’s no biggie. I know it seems minor, but I have so many friends that don’t ever leave each others’ sides, ever. They can’t even make minor decisions without consulting the other. It’s good that Will and Kate can have lives outside of each other.

    Leann Rimes should take note.

    • bluhare says:

      Thing is, Kate doesn’t have any friends. At least friends you see her with in public. even when she was single, it was Pippa she’d hang with. You’d think there’s at least one or two trustworthy women in London, but what do I know.

      • LAK says:

        i hate it when some women say that they don’t trust women who have no female friends, but in this case i finally get their point.

        That said, given what is known about their courtship, i wonder if the no friends especially of the female kind is actually about William ie remove the temptation……

      • bluhare says:

        LAK: I watched a YouTube video not long ago where someone who’d been out with W&K said that Kate never left William’s side all night. Could be where Harry’s limpet comment came from and why she has no friends. Although, if I’d seen my boyfriend all boozed up groping randoms in bars I might watch him a bit too. On the other hand, I might not put up with it either.

      • Hope says:

        I didn’t say anything about friends. And I’m sure Kate did remove all “temptations.” She had her eye on the prize and she wasn’t about to let some chick usurp her.

        And lets be honest, birds of a feather flock together, so any friends Kate had were probably just as ambitious, would have done anything, waited any amount of time, to be given that sapphire. Because William was a horndog, and you know he probably wouldn’t have qualms about hooking up with his girl’s bestie, then ditching her for her friend.

        Kate might be dumb sometimes, but she’s certainly not an idiot.

      • bluhare says:

        No, you didn’t mention friends. I brought that up as the only people she’s seen with are her mother and Pippa. I think it’s sad she has no friends. They can be one of life’s joys. But she obviously doesn’t trust anyone, which could be a result of PW’s obsession with privacy. Thing is, I’ve found that people who are very suspicious of everyone usually aren’t very trustworthy themselves. There’s exceptions to every rule, but that’s my experience.

        And speaking of privacy, someone has sold off some photos of W&K on their honeymoon.

      • LAK says:

        Bluhare – just saw the honeymoon pics. I won’t comment on her body because i have very similar shape although not as skinny….

        What i will comment on is the lack of chemistry even on honeymoon.

        They booked out entire resort. HOw can a pap just be there, and manages to get shots of them in 3 separate locations/actvities at the resort, and none of them shows any chemistry??!!!

  32. P.J. says:

    It was frustrating to watch the match on ESPN because the cameras were frequently showing celebs in the crowd, but the commentators obviously didn’t know who they were and could only identify a couple of them, such as the prime minister. They didn’t even show Kate & Pippa until near the end of the match.

    • Sachi says:

      ESPN was better. BBC kept to panning on the Middletons and the Beckhams.

      I tuned in to see the match and to see the players, not those over-tanned, wrinkled, eyeliner-addicted, over-processed hot messes with their identical sausage curls and awful outfits looking smug while sitting in the royal box.

      I’m still peeved about it. :D

      Anyway, happy for Roger! It’s been a while since he won a major, and what a great way to win it in his favorite surface: grass at Wimbledon. I hope he gets his dream of winning the Olympic gold this year.

      • bluhare says:

        I’d be peeved too Sachi. You can go online and see all the photos and videos of them that you want. And with the criticism of their coverage of the Jubilee flotilla and W&K’s wedding (I watched both), they need to get their heads out and listen to what people actually want to see.

      • Sachi says:

        bluhare, thanks for the tip! :D

        I’ve actually taken to watching Youtube videos of the match so I can see the game from other channels’ coverage.

        BBC is so awful when it comes to their fawning over the Windsors. They had awful coverage of the wedding last year, as well. They didn’t show the foreign royals and dignitaries arriving and entering the Church, but kept on focusing on the Beckhams and other celebrities. Ugh.

  33. Melissa says:

    Did Victoria use “the bump” to get her hair to look like that?

  34. Minxx says:

    I’m happy Roger won, he truly deserved it. If Kate and Pippa’s comment about Mirka proves to be true, then it’s really low class, snarky and juvenile of them. Federer is really lucky to have such a lovely, devoted wife and adorable girls. I admire a man who’s secure enough not to marry a beauty queen but a woman he loves. Most athletes go for the typical WAG material – skinny, blonde and vapid. Or, in case of Posh, make it brunette, skinny and vapid ;)

  35. Sachi says:

    I think Roger is so hot! He’s such a pleasure to watch on court, so elegant and graceful. Hayyyss :D


    And Kaiser, I think one website makes a tally of when William and Kate are actually in Wales. And for the month of June, they were there for a total of TWO days for William’s bday celebration. The rest of the month were spent in London for the Jubilee and other fluff events. So far this month, they haven’t been in Wales at all, but they’ve done plenty of “leisure” activities, one being William’s trip to Cornwall with Harry to go surfing.

    Kate hasn’t worked in 3 weeks. William hasn’t worked in 4 weeks.

    William is a full-time pilot, says their fans? Hysterical. Full-time pilot who hasn’t worked in a month and just takes off whenever he wants and has some poor employee pick up his slack.

    Ridiculous, isn’t it? They only show up for the gala dinners and fancy shindigs where they can show how special and wealthy they are and they can be fawned over and praised, but are nowhere to be found when their presence can be of use.

    Look at Andy Murray. Someone directly from the Windsor clan should have been there to show support. Harry, Andrew or Sophie Wessex, for example.

    Heck, Kate could have faked that she got along well with the York girls so they could all make an appearance.

    But instead, Pippa went with her. The Windsors can do better in showing their support for their countrymen.

    And IMO this shows that outside of Kate’s family, she has nobody else to call a friend and she would rather talk to her own sister for the entire match than get to know the rest of William’s family.

    She barely talked to the Gloucesters who were sitting on her left. She didn’t interact with Sophie Winkleman and Freddie Windsor who were sitting behind her. She kept her body turned towards Pippa. Very rude.

    She and Pippa kept to themselves, as if they didn’t know the others, and they both looked smug and arrogant sitting in the royal box, especially Kate when the camera would focus on her and she would stare directly at it. Sickening.

    Both of them looked rough, old, and hard-faced and they didn’t give warm, friendly vibes. Both looked like huge snobs.

    It was so much better when the Federer family and twins were shown. The little girls were darling and Mirka seems so sweet and nice. Roger is very lucky to have a great family and a supportive wife.

    • bluhare says:

      William hasn’t worked in a month? I didn’t know that. Maybe the RAF has made the decision for him. They’ve not been happy at all the time off he takes, so maybe they’ve just said sod off?

      On the other hand, this shows that W&K really might be made for each other. ;)

      • Sachi says:

        Two peas in a pod, those two. :D

        William may be lazier than Kate. At least Kate is hungry enough for the press that she’ll make an appearance and will fake-it-til-she-makes-it if it gets her on the front pages of the papers. William can’t be bothered to go unless he actually decides he wants to do so, ie. blowing off the events for the death anniversaries of Queen Mum and Princess Margaret so he could continue skiing.

        Yes, they haven’t been in Wales since June except for William’s b-day celebration. William hasn’t been to work for most of that time.

        And now he’s on another leisure trip to Cornwall. You gotta wonder how he schedules his work around his vacation days. Does he do it like most of us and file for leave/vacation and wait for it to get approved?

        Or maybe it’s the opposite…he lets them know when he’ll be available to work so the rest of the staff have to accommodate him? ;)

        I don’t know what’s with him and the RAF, but I hope that they will finally put their foot down and let him go. He’s more of a liability than an asset anyway, with his constant vacations and trips. Every time he goes to work/flies a helicopter, he must have a team of security to protect him because of his title and rank. Better he face reality and become a full-time royal.

      • bluhare says:

        Sachi: Personally, I don’t do funerals; however, the Royals do and I think it was appallingly bad taste to not go to his great grandmother’s memorial. Especially as she and his father were very close. He should have gone for his dad. If he couldn’t get off work because of all his other time off, that but be one thing. But it wasn’t.

      • Sachi says:

        @ bluhare – I am not keen on funerals myself, but the issue I have with William was that he refused to attend because it would cut his vacation short and would clash with his “Me time”. That was just really selfish and rude on his part. The Mass/service may have been scheduled 3 months before, so William would have known when it would take place so he could arrange his own schedule ahead of time if he truly wanted to attend.

        It wouldn’t be a big deal, IMO, if he was actually working/doing something really important that he couldn’t skip it.

        But he wasn’t. He was off skiing with the Middletons as if there were no other time to go on a luxury ski trip. He’d rather indulge himself and have fun than honour and pay respect to his great-grandmother. That, I find unacceptable.

    • LAK says:

      @Sachi – I saw that diary website yesterday. I can’t decide if it constitutes a security breach or not because it’s tracking their actual movements. I know it doesn’t give addresses or telephone numbers, but that stuff is pretty easy to find.

      That diary really highlights just how little he works royal or non royal duties and ironically Waity may work more than him….which is just jaw droppingly unbelievable.

      Edit – He’s reported to work today.

      • bluhare says:

        So much for that sodding off thing.

      • Sachi says:

        @ LAK – I also found it a bit iffy that the website actually take a very close look on William and Kate’s activities, but as you said, it’s incredible to find out just how little time they actually spend in Wales and how little work they have done since the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

        This just ruins the arguments made by Kate’s fans that Kate is a housewife living in Wales, waiting for William to come home, or the initial PR stunts about Kate and William living a quiet life in Wales. They’re barely there.

      • bluhare says:

        And now I see it was because Chuckles came to visit. Sheesh. Does he ever actually search and rescue people any more?

      • LAK says:

        i think he has only rescued people on two occasions that i can think of this past year including the Falklands. He is treated like Waity in that respect. Everytime he ‘rescues’ someone, it goes into the press. So the cynic in me says, he’s only done it twice;)

    • bluhare says:

      I have but one nit to pick with you, Sachi. Didn’t notice it the first time, but Sophie Wessex isn’t a direct Windsor either.

      • LAK says:

        i am confused. Why isn’t Sophie a direct Windsor?

        Edit: Which Sophie are we talking about? the one married to freddie or the one married to Eddie?? jeesh i’m rhyming :)

      • bluhare says:

        Eddie’s Sophie, Sophie Wessex. Sachi said something about a direct Windsor being there, rather than someone by marriage, which Sophie Wessex is.

        Although I like your rhyming!!

      • Sachi says:

        She isn’t, but I meant ‘direct’ as in part of the Queen’s immediate family, like a daughter in-law, to have attended the match with Kate instead of Pippa. Camilla would also fall in this category, at least for me. :D

        The other Windsors like Prince and Princess Michael, the Kents, the Gloucesters, etc. are also family but would be extended relations.

        Apologies if I didn’t make that clearer. :)

      • bluhare says:

        Sachi: I get it now. The Queen’s children or a spouse, rather than a grandchild in law and her layabout sister who posts anti-royal rants on her parents’ party favour site.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      I think it’s funny that people are just realizing that William is just as lazy as his wife. They are perfect for each other, only wanting the job for the fun events.

      As for Waity’s work, they pointed out she hasn’t worked in 3 weeks AND that her last “work day” (the camp trip) only lasted an hour. So really work? I think not.

      On a lighter note, Harry’s got a nice bum. Really surprised by that. Damn he’s hot.

  36. Reece says:

    I know all of pbbbftt about tennis so I can’t comment on it. However…
    Grown men on body boards makes me *snort giggle* They can’t handle a full board? haha I’m a beach snob. :P
    Bored of Kate. Pictures of the Beckhams are more interesting. I like Pippa’s dress. *runs*

    Edit: Not a coherent comment but that’s how my mind is working right now.

  37. moja31 says:

    Eh William just didn’t want to have to spend so much time looking a Federer’s gorgeous head of hair, it makes him sad.

    • bluhare says:

      LOL, Moja. I have hair envy too. My husband has hair just like Federers, think and with a bit of a wave, but not curly and frizzy like mine. It kills me he can just get out of the shower, shake his head and be done.

      • bluhare says:

        Something is up with my computer because I’ve tried to change “think” to “thick” twice now! Thick and wavy!!!!!

    • Sachi says:

      I will be jealous, too, Federer has shinier hair than his wife, Mirka’s. :D

      And it’s so funny watching him arrange his racket and then completely smoothing his hair out and making sure they’re in place before play can resume.

      • Fofototto says:

        I think it’s a miracle there’s someone who touches and tosses their hair more than the duchess.

  38. Bobby says:

    When will someone remove the giant stick lodged up Victoria’s ass?

  39. B says:

    I just don’t get Pippa.

  40. Emily says:

    Forget Pippa, I think Beckham looks rough. His hair looks like it took an entire tube of gel, and he could have bothered to shave for Wimbledon. He and his wife both look a lot older than their real ages. A few carbohydrates and a little fat would do them a lot of good.

    I love Roger Federer though. Adorable.

  41. bluhare says:

    Here’s a really great thing to come out of yesterday’s match. If I weren’t lazy I’d go find the link, but a better made a bet back in 2003 that Federer would win 7 before a certain date. He died a few years ago, and left the ticket to Oxfam in his will. Yesterday Oxfam collected 100,000BP with Federer’s win. Now that’s some news to celebrate.

    • LAK says:

      That’s fantastic for Oxfam.

    • lower-case deb says:

      is it this one?

      wow, Mr Newlife must be some far-seer or a die hard fan or someone who really knows his tennis. he placed it in 2003, when fed hasn’t really gotten into his groove just yet. and already Mr Newlife was predicting so many great things for fed.

      i wonder who he’s rooting for last sunday? do you think he watched the match from a cloud in heaven?

  42. iseepinkelefants says:

    I love that the Mail put up one really large picture and it’s of William’s hair loss. They can be so cruel sometimes.

    William was back in Anglesly because his father made a visit to the base. Another “photo-op”. *eyeroll* It seems like he only shows up for those. Waity was there (and not at KP gasp!) to have tea with Camilla. Shocker.

    I’m surprised the Royalists on here didn’t mention that the dress Pippa wore had been previously worn by the Princess of Denmark(?) for a christening. Some eagle eyes on the DM caught that. It probably looked better on the PoD (can’t be bothered to google).

    • Minx2 says:

      I noticed the dress and the fact that it was a repeat of CP Mary’s dress from the christening of princess Athena. I didn’t like the dress in the first place (peplums bring back unfortunate memories of the 80s;) but Mary wore it better than Pippa. You just can’t fake class…

    • Alti says:

      the pic with the caption: “Cruise control: William awaits the perfect wave”?

      Baldy-Willy :-)

  43. kingkayski says:

    I find Mirka and Kim more attractive than these two old looking bag of bones and eyeliner.I think Kate is just jealous because Mirka has something to ruffled and a lot of hair to hold on to as opposed to none,plus Mirka has adorable twins,shes got none.

  44. Luise says:

    The Middletrash girls are really something else. A pair of mean hard looking “middleaged” thin lipped bitches. Who are smug, arrogant and just plain nasty. It is so telling that Duchess Lumpy Face has no girl friends. You have to be a friend to have a friend. The very idea of her giving Federer’s wife and babies a mean ugly glare and to say she’s fat. This woman is so bad. She will bring about the downfall of the monarchy.

  45. Isa says:

    What happened to the Middleton sisters? Is it me or they DO look OLD? I cant believe it. They have all the money and still look very dry and old.
    Pippa M looks like in her 40′s. Anyways, what’s else new with the Duchess? Has she been working on her charities lately? Hmmm

  46. Nina says:

    WOW… I loved everything about this story.

  47. Nina says:

    And, yes, the Middling sisters look hard.

  48. Lisa says:

    Pippa and Federers’ adorable daughters in the same dress — who wore it better?

  49. Bek says:

    I love Roger Federer. He is a joy to watch because he plays tennis so beautifully.