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Why Carole and Pippa Middleton Were Banned From Sitting In Royal Box At Wimbledon Last Year?

Date July 3, 2018

Being a sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, it’s not surprising that Pippa Middleton and her mom Carole get to enjoy the perks of having connections to the royalty. From being invited to official events to getting VIP seats at big sports competitions – the mother and daughter don’t turn their noses from amazing opportunities.

But, as it turns out, they don’t always get treated like royalty.

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Wimbledon’s Royal Box

Last year, Pippa and Carole attended Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, but they were not seated in the Royal Box as they usually do. The Duchess of Cambridge’s mother and younger sister, who are avid tennis lovers, were awkwardly sitting outside of the prestigious seating area, which is famously reserved for royals, VIP guests, and athletes. Was that a royal snub or the best seats were already taken?

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The mother and daughter even arrived fashionably late for the Andy Murray's match against Benoit Paire.

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They still had a splendid time

Despite the change of a seating plan, Pippa and Carole looked like they were enjoying their time at Wimbledon, as they two were seen chatting and sharing a few good laughs with a few of Pippa's friends.

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The 42-year-old socialite and author, who tied the knots with James Matthews in May last year, is currently getting ready for the arrival of her first child and will no doubt attend this years’ competition.

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