The Princess of Wales was spotted chatting with James Bond star Daniel Craig as they prepared to watch the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz battled it out on Center Court on the final day of the tennis championships, with the 20-year-old sportsman eventually taking the win.
As they took their seats in the Royal Box, Princess Kate was pictured stopping to speak to the British actor, who had already taken his seat.
He was spotted chatting animatedly with Daniel, 55, and his wife Rachel Weisz, 53, at the sporting event.
Daniel and Kate previously met during the premiere for his final turn as 007 in 2021, where he told her she looked ‘gorgeously beautiful’ in a glittering gold gown.
Glittery: The Princess of Wales was seen chatting to James Bond star Daniel Craig as they prepared to watch the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday
Glamorous: On Sunday, Kate, 41, wore a £750 emerald Roland Mouret dress as she hit the All England Lawn, Tennis and Croquet Club this weekend
On Sunday, Kate, 41, wore a £750 emerald Roland Mouret dress as she arrived at the All England Lawn, Tennis and Croquet Club this weekend.
Kate’s emerald dress in Wimbledon emeralds and amethysts featured emerald teardrop earrings and a bow on her chest.
Meanwhile, Daniel cut a dapper figure in a light gray suit, which he teamed with a blue shirt and striped tie.
He finished off the smart look with a red pocket square and wore some brown sunglasses.
Actress Rachel showed off her chic sense of style as she opted for a cream tailored blazer and trousers for the day, which she paired with a white shirt.
The beauty wore her brunette locks in a center parting styled in soft waves that fell to either side of her face to show off her stunning features.
She accentuated her natural beauty with a flawless palette of make-up for the occasion, including a subtle pink lip and wore sunglasses to shield her eyes from the sun.
The princess – who has been patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since 2016 – was there to watch the men’s final – a match of ‘old vs young’ and ‘legend vs posterity’.
The contest: Novak Djokovic (right) was playing Carlos Alcaraz (left) – who hoped to dethrone the legend. Novak is a seven-time winner at Wimbledon
ALL STARS: Daniel and his wife Rachel are seen enjoying an animated conversation with James Norton and his partner Imogen Poots at Wimbledon (middle row L-R: James Norton, Imogen Poots, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig)
VIP: Rachel and Daniel Craig join Hollywood stars in South West London on final day of Wimbledon 2023 Championships
Novak is a seven-time winner at Wimbledon and chasing a record-equalling eighth.
But despite suffering from crippling nerves at times, such as at this year’s French Open, Carlos said: ‘It’s a final, there’s no time to panic. I’ll go for it and see what happens.’
After a hard-fought five-set match, Alcaraz was crowned the new king of Wimbledon after defeating Djokovic on a rapturous court in one of the greatest Grand Slam finals.
The young Spaniard looked like he had recovered from a nervy start to take a two-sets-to-one lead only for Djokovic to once again show his remarkable powers of resilience.
It was he who appeared on top at the start of the fifth set but came back as the 20-year-old Alcaraz claimed victory 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 after four hours and 42 minutes, finally young against a man 16 years his senior. Landing a meaningful blow for the gun.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Rachel were seen enjoying an animated conversation with James Norton and his partner Imogen Poots.
Happy Valley star James, 37, looked dapper in a blue-grey suit as he sat next to actress Imogen, 34, who was seen waving her arms in the air as they chatted.
It comes after James addressed rumors that he would replace Daniel as James Bond after Daniel starred in his final film from the franchise, No Time to Die, which was released in September 2021.
James is rumored to be the next 007, along with the likes of Idris Elba, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard Madden, Henry Goulding and Jamie Dornan.
However, James tried to put an end to the speculation last month as he insisted he had not auditioned for the role or had any discussions with producers, telling Variety: ‘No, no, no, none of that.’
He added: ‘Anybody can write any story about it and it will get the most incredible kind of publicity around it. No, there is no conversation.
Big star: Happy Valley star James, 37, looked dapper in a blue-grey suit as he sat down with actress Imogen, 34, after sparking rumors he is set to become the next James Bond
Film star: Daniel Craig makes his last outing as James Bond in No Time to Die, which releases in September 2021
‘Basically there’s nothing more to say I think they’re probably still working it all out. Knowing where to take that huge franchise is a big challenge.’
James’ comments came after he addressed rumors that Jamie was in the running for the role.
He told Total Film: ‘I’ve been in that conversation for several years. Sometimes I’m in that conversation more than other times. It tends to be if you have a movie coming out.
‘If people want to put your name on it, that’s great. I’m just not one of those people who thinks a huge amount of it.’
run? Jamie Dornan also recently spoke about speculation that he was being considered for the role of James Bond