Prince George joins Kate Middleton and William to watch Kyrgios v Djokovic in Wimbledon final with huge cheer from crowd

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WIMBLEDON erupted in cheers today as Prince George arrived to watch the men’s singles final with his mum and dad.

The future king, eight, sent the crowd wild as he took his seat in the royal box with William and Kate at Centre Court for his first ever tennis match.

Kate and Wills beamed with son George as they arrived at Centre Court

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Kate and Wills beamed with son George as they arrived at Centre CourtCredit: Rex
Cheeky chappy George appeared to be loving the spectacle as he pulled some gorgoeus faces

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Cheeky chappy George appeared to be loving the spectacle as he pulled some gorgoeus facesCredit: Getty
Kate chatted with her eldest as they watch the men's singles final

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Kate chatted with her eldest as they watch the men’s singles finalCredit: Reuters

The youngster, who looked the part as he donned a posh blue suit, shirt and tie in the blazing sunshine, will be watching fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios take on Serbia’s cool operator Novak Djokovic.

Asked by military personnel if it was his first visit, beaming mum Kate – who has opted for stunning blue polka dot dress today – replied: “It’s George’s treat today.”

The Duke of Cambridge has gone for a smart sand-coloured sports jacket finished off with blue trousers, shirt and tie.

But while appearing to be overjoyed by the tennis, George did make a cheeky complaint about the weather.

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As William strokes George’s hair, the eight-year-old quietly tells his dad: “[It’s] too hot.”

Expressing concern, William then replied: “Oh you’re hot, are you? It’s very warm today […] It’ll be fine.”

The couple’s other children, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four, were not in attendance.

Royal fans will be disappointed not to see the whole family together after their show-stealing appearances at the Jubilee.

Little Louis was a particular hit after chatting to his ‘Gan-Gan’ – the Queen – on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and cheekily putting his hand over his mum’s mouth at the royal pageant.

The youngsters will be spending much more time with their grandmother after a move to Windsor this summer.

Kate, who is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, missed the second Wimbledon semi-final on Friday for a very sweet reason.

She skipped the game to join Prince George and Princess Charlotte for their final day at school before the summer break.

But she is back in the royal box at Centre Court today with her husband and eldest son today to watch Kyrgios go head to head with Djokovic.

The Serb is vying for a seventh Wimbledon title as Kyrgios plays his first final, his best performance at the tournament was in 2014 when he reached the quarterfinals.

The highly anticipated match started at 2pm today.

And it has already been a nail biter, with Kyrgios throwing an on-court tantrum, losing it at the umpire over a heckler he said “that looks like she has had 700 drinks”.

He even had a meltdown at his own team, screaming at them “is it big enough for you?” in front of shocked onlookers.

The Duchess, patron of the All England Tennis Club, is expected to present the trophies to both the runner-up and the winner during a ceremony after the match.

It comes after Kate presented Russian-born Elena Rybakina, who is representing Kazakhstan, with the Venus Rosewater Dish when she beat Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the women’s singles final on Saturday.

The moment came not without controversy as the 23-year-old, who was born and raised in Moscow and played under the Russian flag until she switch international allegiance to Kazakhstan in 2018, won the tournament in a year where Russian and Belarussian athletes were banned.

The men’s singles final comes with a grim backdrop as Kyrgios faces charges for common assault against a former partner in Australia.

A RIGHT ROYAL SHOWDOWN

In the run up to the final, the explosive 27-year-old has engaged in ferocius arguments with line judges, umpires, opponents, the media and even the crowd.

His behaviour has earnt the Canberra-born star the names “a menace to tennis” and “Wimbledon’s worst nightmare”, among others.

But Djokovic said he was happy to face Kyrgios in the final after the Australian was given a walkover when Spain’s Rafael Nadal pulled out before the semis with an abdominal injury.

Kyrgios had not been beyond the fourth round at a grand slam for seven years prior to this tournament and has spoken openly about his mental struggles and reluctance to fully commit to the sport.

The Serbian player, who knocked out British number one Cameron Norrie from the tournament on Thursday, said: “I think, between us players, we always know how dangerous he is, on grass particularly…

“Because of his game, because of his attitude on the court being so confident, just going for it, being a very complete player.”

Kyrgios also spoke about Djokovic in a press conference after Nadal’s withdrawal, in which he said has developed a “bromance” with the defending champion over the last few months.

‘MOUTH-WATERING’

The 26-year-old said he thinks a “Kyrgios-Djokovic final would be mouth-watering.

“You’ll never probably see anyone who just wins and just plays the game just so good as a winner than Djokovic,” he later added.

On how he feels facing such an experienced player, Kyrgios said: “That’s where Djokovic has the advantage from the get-go.

“He can draw from experience, he’s done it so many more times, he knows the emotions he’s going to be feeling. I don’t know that.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge already watched Djokovic beat Italian Jannik Sinner at Wimbledon on Tuesday in the men’s quarter-final.

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They then moved to the stands on No 1 Court to cheer on Norrie as he defeated Belgium’s David Goffin.

William and Kate, who was wearing a blue polka dot dress and pearl earrings, stood up out of their seats to cheer for the British number one when he secured a place in the semi-final.

Nick Kyrgios has courted huge controversy for his behaviour on and off the tennis court

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Nick Kyrgios has courted huge controversy for his behaviour on and off the tennis courtCredit: Rex
Prince George appeared a little hot and bothered amid the sweltering temperatures

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Prince George appeared a little hot and bothered amid the sweltering temperaturesCredit: Getty
George took it all in as he sat with his mum and dad

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George took it all in as he sat with his mum and dadCredit: Getty
Novak Djokovic is vying for a seventh Wimbledon title

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Novak Djokovic is vying for a seventh Wimbledon titleCredit: Rex
George and dad William have a giggle together in a touching father-son moment

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George and dad William have a giggle together in a touching father-son momentCredit: Getty
The future king appeared inquisitive at his first tennis match as Kate chatted with him

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The future king appeared inquisitive at his first tennis match as Kate chatted with himCredit: AFP
Wills shared a nice moment with his eldest son

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Wills shared a nice moment with his eldest sonCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Beaming Kate and William arrive at Wimbledon for today's men's singles final

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Beaming Kate and William arrive at Wimbledon for today’s men’s singles final
Model Poppy Delevigne looked dazzled in a lemon linen suit

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Model Poppy Delevigne looked dazzled in a lemon linen suitCredit: Getty
Former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith looked stylish in an old-school white shirt and trouser outfit at Wimbledon on Sunday

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Former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith looked stylish in an old-school white shirt and trouser outfit at Wimbledon on SundayCredit: Getty
Filmmaker Taika Waititi and his girlfriend singer Rita Ora arrive at the finals

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Filmmaker Taika Waititi and his girlfriend singer Rita Ora arrive at the finalsCredit: Getty

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Credit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

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