She looks ace! Pippa Middleton is chic in navy Orla Kiely as she is invited into royal box at Wimbledon

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•Duchess of Cambridge's sister invited into royal box for second year running
•Keen tennis fan Pippa, 28, is a member of the Queen's Tennis Club

By Deborah Arthurs

Chic: Pippa Middleton arrives with brother James to watch the action at Wimbledon from the royal box on Centre Court

Pippa Middleton today made her 2012 debut in the royal box at Wimbledon as arrived to watch the day's action on Centre Court.

Looking chic in a navy dress and buttoned-up jacket, the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister was every inch the stylish supporter as she took her seat in the box to watch Andy Murray battle for his place in the third round.

Pippa, 28, a keen tennis fan, was accompanied by her brother James, who looked smart in a neat blue suit and suede loafers.

Classic style: Pippa wore a chic navy dress with a smart jacket buttoned over the top

The two, who attracted a flurry of attention as they entered the grounds earlier today, had clearly made an effort to put across a polished appearance in the hallowed royal box.

Miss Middleton, 28, is a member of the Queen's Tennis Club and a regular face at the tournament.

Last year she attended with her ex-boyfriend, Alex Louden and her parents Michael and Carole, all of whom watched the action from the royal box.

This year, Carole Middleton also attended - she watched Roger Federer take on Fabio Fognini on Centre Court yesterday.

Unlike last year, Mrs Middleton did not sit in the royal box, where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were joined by Bruce Forsyth and his wife Wilnelia.

Instead, she joined the general public in the stands.

Among the other guests in the royal box today was actress Felicity Kendall.

Fellow guests: Pippa strikes up conversation with her neighbour, Felicity Kendal's son, Jake Rudman, in the royal box

Polished: Pippa and James made sure they were perfectly turned-out for their royal box appearance

Stylish: Pippa's crocheted jacket finished her outfit nicely

Like mother, like daughter: Carole also chose navy and white when she attended Wimbledon yesterday. Carole did not sit in the royal box, instead joining her friends in the stands


Pippa today wore a navy and white macrame jacket by Irish designer Orla Kiely, a designer she has chosen before - namely for her appearance at the Thames pageant, when she wore the same navy blue dress she wore today with another Orla Kiely jacket on top.

Orla Kiely is a designer frequently chosen by Kate too, who wore a green Orla Kiely coat-dress on St Patrick's Day, and chose a brown dress for one of her public appearances during the Jubilee tour of Britain.

Pippa's Orla Kiely macrame jacket, which was initially £265, is currently on sale for £132.50

source: dailymail