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    Why Has Wimbledon Denied Entry To Kate Middleton’s Sister And Mother?

    When one becomes a part of the royal family, they enjoy certain perks that a typical person could not! Kate Middleton and her family have also been enjoying certain perks of being related to the royal family. However, in 2017, the Princess of Wales’ mother, Carole Middleton, and sister, Pippa Middleton, lost one of the privileges.

    Kate Middleton is a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. So she has exclusive access to the VIP area of Wimbledon. She and other celebrities have had access to Center Court’s Royal Box. But, during the Andy Murray and Benoit Paire match in 2017, her mother and sister were prohibited from entering the box as they were late for the match.

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    Kate Middleton’s Mother And Sister Had To Watch The Match From The Common Stand

    Carole Middleton and Pippa Middleton were not allowed to sit in the VIP Box for coming late
    Carole Middleton and Pippa Middleton were not allowed to sit in the VIP Box for coming late

    The Brits are very particular about discipline and rules! The royal family members are also not exempt from it. An example of this is the Wimbledon accident, where the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club denied entry to Kate’s mother and sister, Carole Middleton and Pippa Middleton.

    In 2017, the three-time grand slam winner, Andy Murray, was playing a fourth-round match against Benoit Paire. As per the rules of SWI9, the Middletons must have some seats reserved out of the 74 seats at the Center Court’s Royal Box. But Carole and Pippa arrived too late for the match, so as per the rules, they had to witness the match from the common stand.

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    The Princess Of Wales Made Tweaks To The Royal Statement About The Accusations Of Racism By Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

    Kate Middleton during King Charles III's coronation
    Kate Middleton during King Charles III’s coronation

    A year after stepping down from royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talked to Oprah Winfrey about the hardships they faced. During the interview, Markle accused one of the royal family members of racism after the person expressed concern over Archie’s skin color.

    Buckingham Palace issued an official statement in which it stated, “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”

    A source told Valentine Low, the author of ‘Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown,’ that Kate Middleton tweaked the statement. The source said, “The debate was, do you rise entirely above it and offer the olive branch of [Harry and Meghan being] ‘much-loved members of the family’? Or is there some moment when you have to intervene and offer a view?”

    The Princess of Wales, according to the source, said,” ‘History will judge this statement, and unless this phrase or a phrase like it is included, everything that they have said will be taken as true.’ “

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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