Kate Middleton Aces the Wimbledon Dress Code in a Blue Polka-Dot Dress

Kate Middleton made her first appearance at Wimbledon 2022 on July 5 wearing a gorgeous blue polka-dot dress. Sitting alongside Prince William in the Royal Box to watch defending champion Novak Djokovic, she was spotted laughing, gasping, and cheering at the annual tennis tournament.

The patterned sky-blue Alessandra Rich frock she chose featured chic pleats, subtle puff sleeves, and a waist belt that created an elegant silhouette. Middleton paired the midi dress with white slingback heels, also by Alessandra Rich; Finlay tortoiseshell sunglasses; and a structured Mulberry bag.

Middleton wore the same dress to a Kensington street party over the Platinum Jubilee weekend. It also hasn't gone unnoticed that it bears a striking resemblance to a blue-and-white polka-dot dress worn by Princess Diana to greet the West German president in 1986.

British royals Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) awaiting the arrival of West German President Richard von Weizsacker at the start of his State Visit, at Victoria Station in London, England, July 1986. (Photo by Princess Diana Ar
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Middleton is an avid tennis fan and a patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, so we were anticipating her stylish appearance this week. She shared the Royal Box at Centre Court with her mom and dad, Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as "Britain's Got Talent" judge David Walliams and his mom.

Like always, Middleton got her look spot-on for the occasion. Take a look at all angles of her outfit ahead, as well as the adorable match reactions she shared with the Duke of Cambridge.