This week is the first week of Wimbledon, and once again it’s set to be a very royal affair as the Duchess of Sussex is confirmed to make several appearances over the course of the championships. The royal box on centre court is always a source of style inspiration, as the likes of Sienna Miller, Jeanne Damas, Anna Wintour and the Duchess of Cambridge often watch the tennis in their summer finery. You can’t talk about Wimbledon style without mentioning Princess Diana however, as she always had fun with her tennis looks wearing pastel suits, bold accessories and vibrant prints that we would look just as fabulous today. Keep scrolling to see the seven aces Princess Diana served at Wimbledon.
Princess Diana loved gold buttons, and at the 1994 championships she wore a sleeveless red tuxedo-style dress with penny-sized buttons. It’s a heatwave-proof winner.
In 1991 Princess Diana watched the tennis with a young William wearing a white pleated skirt with a purple printed blouse, cinched with a wide white plaited belt.
In 1981 Diana experimented with unlikely layering at Wimbledon, wearing a white classic shirt underneath her printed blouse and skirt co-ord. It’s unlikely pairing, but we’re into it.
At 1994 Princess Diana wore a black and white short-sleeved double-breasted jacket with statement gold buttons — very Alessandra Rich, no?
Princess Diana’s 1993 Wimbledon outfit was a real winner, as she wore a pale pink suit with statement gold buttons, a pink polka dot silk blouse and a heavy gold chain necklace.
At the championships in 1995 Diana wore a pale lemon skirt suit — making us want a pastel suit more than ever.
At one of Diana’s earlier tennis appearances in 1988 she wore a pretty pink jacket and matching skirt.
For more of Princess Diana’s style, see the 22 outfits we never tire of looking at.