Kate Middleton and her friend Sophie Carter went to watch Wimbledon together in 2008. Kate chose a white dress with small polka dot print by Issa for the event, the first year that she was invited into the VIP section of the tennis club by invitation of the chairman.

After the occasion, Kate wrote to the All England Club to thank them for their hospitality. In a letter, displayed by Wimbledon since, Kate wrote:

“My friend and I had such a fantastic time and it was great to be able to enjoy the day knowing we could have a little peace and quite (sic) if things got too hectic. It was a wonderfully relaxed day and we even spent part of it on the Henman/Murray Hill which was great fun. I really was not expecting to be looked after with such hospitality and I certainly was not expecting to see any of the Centre Court games.”

“Thank you so much for the wonderful seats. It was so special to see the end of Murray’s game and Nadal’s easy walk into the quarter finals. Thank you again for making it such a fun and enjoyable/easy visit.”

The note is dated July 12, 2008 is signed “Best wishes, Catherine Middleton”