Kate Middleton sidestepped the Royal Box at Wimbledon to sit among other tennis fans to watch British number four Harriet Dart during her showdown with American Christina McHale. The Duchess of Cambridge has been praised for her "fabulous" decision to join non-ticket holders during the match amid ongoing criticism toward sister-in-law Meghan Markle for opting to isolate herself and her friends from members of the public during her visit to the tennis tournament last week. Royal expert Juliet Rieden told Nine News Australia: "She didn’t go to the Royal Box, she went straight to court 14 to support a British player and sat amongst everyone which I thought was fabulous.
"On the other side, we had Meghan, who we didn’t know was going to come, with her two friends to watch her best mate Serena Williams play and to support her. There were a lot of spare seats around her – obviously, the security had to make sure that happened.
"Apparently a couple of people were told off for taking pictures of her. The security, whether that came from Meghan herself or was just overzealous security, they said that she was there in a private capacity – I’m not sure."
The Duchess of Sussex has come under fire after it was revealed members of her security team had demanded members of the public refrain from taking pictures of Meghan and her friends during the match.
The former American actress and husband Prince Harry are known to be very mindful of their privacy, repeatedly asking the public not to encroach into their personal lives.
Kate Middleton was praised for her decision to sit among other members of the audience (Image: GETTY)
Kate was spotted laughing with friends as she watched the match (Image: GETTY)
The couple earlier this month announced there would be no public or press access to the christening of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on July 6.
While the service has traditionally been private but Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge have been known to briefly walk around either before or after the ceremony.
Writing in The