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William and Kate joined by Hollywood stars for men’s singles final

Novak Djokovic was taking on Kevin Anderson on Centre Court.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by a number of Hollywood stars at the Wimbledon men’s singles final on Sunday.

William and Kate sat at the front of the royal box to see Serbia’s Novak Djokovic take on South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Centre Court.

William was sitting next to Prime Minister Theresa May, who wore a blue cotton summer dress, and his wife, who wore a bright yellow one.

During breaks in the match the couple turned and animatedly talked to Australian tennis legend Rod Laver.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne were in the royal box (Neil Hall/PA)

Also present were Philip May, and actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne.

Before play started Hiddleston said: “I am very much looking forward to it – all of it.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor and Bjorn Borg also had seats in the royal box.

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Sadiq Khan greets Theresa May in the royal box (Neil Hall/PA)

Anderson, 32, went  into the match after a marathon semi-final lasting six hours and 36 minutes against John Isner on Friday.

Three-time former champion Djokovic, 31, took five and a quarter hours, over two days, to secure victory over Rafael Nadal.

This year’s Championships are set to finish in the same heat they started, with the Met Office forecasting highs of 27C for SW19.

Kate also attended the tournament on Saturday, with the Duchess of Sussex as her guest.

Meghan was cheering on her good friend Serena Williams as she played Angelique Kerber.

But the American lost in straight sets, failing in her bid for an eighth ladies’ singles title.

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