Prince George sparks concerns among fans at Wimbledon for this uncomfortable formality

Prince George sparked concern among royal fans when he wore a suit and tie at the Wimbledon final

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Prince George sparked concern among royal fans as he stepped out in a suit in the scorching weather at the Wimbledon final, following Royal Box etiquette with Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince George, who turns nine later this month, was pictured wearing a suit, shirt and tie as he took to the stands of centre court alongside his mother Kate Middleton and father Prince William.

But with temperatures soaring to 29 degrees in Wimbledon on Sunday  - making it one of the hottest days of the year so far - some fans expressed their concerns over the young royal having to follow the Royal Box protocol when it comes to formal dressing.

One fan tweeted, "On the hottest day of the summer, why would you force a young boy to turn up in a suit and tie? Let him just be a young boy."

But another royal fan defended the decision, stating that the dress code was "for anyone sitting in the Royal Box," adding, "Hence why Prince William had a jacket and tie on too."

The concerned fan explained, "I hear what you're saying, but for a young royal? Surely if he was dressed smartly without a tie that would have been completely understandable and acceptable. Just a thought."

However, another fan praised the youngster for following the uncomfortable formalities.

Their tweet reads, "George did so well, having to wear tie and formal clothes! Bet he would have preferred shorts and T-shirt. Well done."

Meanwhile, other fans were delighted to see Prince George attend the sporting event which saw Novak Djokovic defeat Australia's Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) in the Wimbledon final on Sunday to win his 21st Grand Slam title.

One fan wrote, "Congratulations to Novak it was a wonderful surprise to see Prince George at Wimbledon for the very first time! He is such a lovely little man and I'm sure he will talk about today to his friend a lot for a long time! Thank you for bringing him."

But Prince George's outfit wasn't the only thing that concerned onlookers - as many were disappointed with the swear words that came out of Nick Kyrgious' mouth. 

The Aussie tennis star dropped the F-bomb twice during the heated four-set game and was later fined almost $6000 for "audible obscenity".

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One fan pointed out, "It's just a shame he and other children present had to listen to a few foul mouthed rants though."

But despite the concerns, Prince George appeared to enjoy himself - and fans were delighted to see how thrilled he was holding the trophy.

Another fan added, "Beautiful moments. Congratulations. Prince George is so thrilled holding the cup. Wow."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)