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Kate shows her delight at Roger Federer’s record Wimbledon win

Royal seal of approval: Duchess of Cambridge applauds as Federer
secures a historic victory PICTURE: KARWEI TANG

THE Duchess of Cambridge beams with pleasure as she salutes Roger Federer’s record eighth Wimbledon victory.

She was among a host of celebrities who watched the Swiss player, 35, ease his way to a 19th grand slam title by beating Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 in one hour and 41 minutes.

It’s magical: Roger Federer holds the trophy aloft PICTURE: PA

While Kate was in the royal box with Prince William, her mother Carole and sister Pippa sat among the crowd.

Prime minister Theresa May was also at the centre court with husband Philip. The match attracted fans of all political hues, including former Ukip leader Nigel Farage and London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Other famous faces included musician Stormzy and actors Eddie Redmayne, Andrew Garfield, Bradley Cooper, David Tennant and Emilia Clarke.

But the stars were eclipsed by Federer’s family. His wife Mirka, brought twin daughters, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, and twin sons Leo and Lenny, three, to witness dad’s triumph.

Mixed doubles: Roger Federer’s wife Mirka with their twin girls and twin boys PICTURE: REX

The girls, seven, in matching floral dresses, had previously seen Federer win Wimbledon, but it was a new experience for the boys, dressed in pale blue blazers. Federer said: ‘They have no clue what’s going on. Hopefully one day they will understand.’

Having served an ace to win, Federer sobbed as he caught a glimpse of his family and the magnitude of his victory set in. He said: ‘It’s magical, I can’t believe it yet.’ He gets £2.2million in prize money.

Prime position: Theresa May watched the match with her husband Philip PICTURE: AP