Guests follow strict rules in Wimbledon’s exclusive and luxurious Royal Box

Entrance to the box is by invite only as only the biggest names have the opportunity to sit in one of the 74 luxury seats. Naturally members of the British and foreign Royal Families are very welcome in the box as are the top stars from the celebrity and sporting world.

The Royal Box itself dates back to 1922 and has been used to entertain friends and guests of the all England club ever since.

However those who grace the royal box can only do so after being invited by the Chairman of the All England Club Philip Brook.

Suggestions are also taken into account however from members of The Championships’ Organising Committee, The Lawn Tennis Association amongst others.

Invitations are often given to heads of government, people from the world of tennis, commercial partners, British armed forces, prominent media organisations, and supporters of British tennis, among others.

Those invited are able to enjoy the spacious surroundings and the iconic Lloyd Loom wicker chairs.

They are also invited to the clubhouse for lunch and tea and drinks at the end of the day.

However, those invited to the Royal Box must follow strict protocol that is typical of a tennis club and tournament stepped in tradition.

Guests are expected to dress very smartly.

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The practice was ended to satisfy the wishes of the All England Club’s President The Duke of Kent.

However there is an exception if the Queen is present.

In 2017, former Romanian star Ilie Nastase was banned from the royal box after an outburst during a Fed Cup match between Great Britain and Romania.

Pippa Middleton and her mother Carole were also barred from the royal box the same year after arriving late for Andy Murray’s match against Benoit Paire.

They were forced to watch the action just outside the player’s box.