Real support from home! King Felipe of Spain attends the Wimbledon men’s final to cheer on Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz
The royal box on Center Court at Wimbledon was honored by Spanish royalty today as King Felipe of Spain took his seat.
The 55-year-old Spanish monarch was dapper in a gray jacket, blue tie and dark trousers when he arrived this afternoon, ready to watch Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz take on Serbian Novak Djokovic.
The 20-year-old Spanish tennis ace, who is the number one seed, has reached his first Wimbledon singles final, and is the only thing standing in Novak Djokovic’s way of winning his eighth Wimbledon title.
Father of two children, King Felipe has taken a keen interest in Alcaraz’s career since he claimed victory at the Madrid Open last year.
He will no doubt be backing the young Spaniard on center court today as he watches intently.
Spain’s King Felipe, 55, looked dapper in a gray jacket and dark trousers as he arrived at the royal box on Center Court ahead of the men’s final.
Following Alcaraz’s loss to fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Open in 2022, the King congratulated the young tennis star.
A few months later, after winning the Miami Open, the monarch called Alcaraz to offer more congratulations.
‘It is quite surprising to receive the call from the Spanish king. I was more nervous [for] that call than the match,’ the stunned 20-year-old told reporters.
He added: ‘It’s quite amazing that the Spanish king congratulates you on the hard work you put in every day and on your victory. It’s something you never thought you were going to receive.’
The Spanish monarch attended the men’s final at the All England Club to support 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz
Spain’s Alcaraz (pictured) takes on seven-time singles champion Novak Djokovic
King Philip was joined by British royalty, including the Prince and Princess of Wales and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, to watch the match.
Princess Kate and Prince William brought their children, nine-year-old Prince George and eight-year-old Princess Charlotte, to the All England Club to get in on the action, and Charlotte had a blast in her first Wimbledon final.
The eight-year-old royal looked adorable in a £197 blue floral dress from Spanish designer Friki as she arrived at the All England Club with her parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and her nine-year-old brother, Prince George. .
On her first visit to the Wimbledon Championships, Charlotte also caught up with Mu’awwiz Anwar, who does the pre-match coin toss.
The eight-year-old handed Mu’awwiz the coin he will use to decide which finalist serves first in the final.
When the family arrived at the Royal Box on Center Court, they were greeted by a round of applause before the game.