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Wimbledon Royal Box: Duke of Kent, Captain Sir Tom Moore's daughter and more on day one

Celebrities turned out for opening day

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
Updated: June 28, 2021
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The Queen's cousin, the Duke of Kent, was among the guests in the Royal Box on the opening day of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on Monday.

The 85-year-old looked visibly moved as the crowd thanked and applauded those who have played an important role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of whom were invited in the Royal Box.  

The Duke, who accompanied the Queen at Trooping the Colour in Windsor earlier this month, is president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, and is a regular at Wimbledon every year. 

He was sat next to British racing legend and the Queen's close friend, Sir Jackie Stewart.  

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Guests to the Royal Box on Monday include Hannah Ingram-Moore, daughter of veteran fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised over £32 million for the NHS.

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Scientist Dame Sarah Gilbert, (centre) who worked on the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, was given a standing ovation on centre court. 

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Romeo Beckham and his girlfriend, Mia Regan, were among the VIP guests on day one of the tennis tournament in the evian VIP Suite at Wimbledon 2021, certified as carbon neutral by The Carbon Trust. 

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Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie was also among the celebrity arrivals for the opening day of the tennis tournament. 

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Georgia Toffolo looked chic in a tuxedo-style jacket and a pleated skirt for Wimbledon. 

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Anaïs Gallagher, the 21-year-old daughter of Noel Gallagher and Meg Mathews, was spotted upon arrival. 

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Former tennis professional Boris Becker sheltered from the rain with an umbrella upon arrival. 

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