Carole Middleton is all about style and practicality with genius accessory and spacious raffia tote at Wimbledon

Carole Middleton's Wimbledon accessories were a blend of practical and stylish as she attended her second day of Wimbledon 2024

Carole Middleton wears sunglasses and a floral dress as she watches the tennis at Wimbledon on Day 10 in 2024
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Carole Middleton was all about style and practicality as she opted for a genius accessory and spacious raffia tote at Wimbledon.

The championships might almost be over but the Wimbledon fashion inspiration keeps on coming and Carole Middleton’s second appearance at SW19 has made us incredibly envious of her beautiful accessories. Of course, the Princess of Wales’s mother also wore a stunning dress and blazer combination too and she went for pieces from one of her favourite brands at the moment - ME+EM. Stepping out with her husband Michael once again on 10th July, Carole wore the (sadly) sold out Silk Cotton Petal Burst Maxi Dress. Crafted from breathable materials, this has such a timeless silhouette with its fitted bodice, blouson sleeves and flowing skirt.

It’s the tiny details which really make this stand out and from the shirring on the cuffs to the modest V-neckline, this was immaculate. The shade of the dress is described as ‘icy pink’ and it perfectly sums up the cool-toned base colour of Carole’s dress.

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton arrive on day ten of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships

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All over it is a print of green leaves and blue flowers that added a little more vibrancy to her look. Given how changeable the weather has been in the UK in recent weeks, we weren’t at all surprised that the Princess of Wales’s mum opted to wear a jacket to Wimbledon. Sticking to ME+EM, she chose the Italian Pastel Check cropped jacket which added structure and the pops of pink and blue in the pattern coordinated with her dress.

A single-breasted blazer like this is a classic staple in many people’s summer capsule wardrobes as it’s such an easy piece to throw on if you want to instantly elevate an outfit, whether it’s a smart dress or a casual pair of blue jeans and a T-shirt. When it came to the rest of her outfit, though, Carole went a little more trend-lead and we can’t help feeling drawn to her spacious tote.

Raffia is everywhere right now and Carole Middleton happily jumped on board this trend with her woven tote bag. The tan straps were a lovely contrast to the rest of the bag and it was roomy enough to fit her essentials comfortably.

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton attend day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2024

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She held it by the handles as she arrived at the tennis club with Michael but if she’d worn it over her shoulder this would’ve looked a little more casual. Carole re-wore her chestnut suede Josie shoes by Emmy London for this second appearance after debuting them on Day 4 of Wimbledon. 

Stylish yet practical with their lower, chunkier heels, these are a great choice for such a busy day. When she sat down in her seats we got a glimpse of an extra accessory we wouldn’t have expected from her and which can be bought from as little as £10.99 on Amazon.

Carole was seen taking a call on her mobile phone with a handy black lanyard attached to it. These are incredibly popular at the moment and help to keep your phone more secure on your person, as well as meaning you’re hands-free when you’re walking around.

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton attend day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

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We’re not sure which brand Carole bought hers from to fit her specific phone, though you can get some which are universal and which have different strap colours and designs to suit your preference and mobile model. Whilst the colour of Carole’s lanyard didn’t strictly match the rest of her outfit, we still enjoyed seeing her blend her timeless signature style with such a functional item. 

This might also not be the last outfit we see from Kate's mum at Wimbledon this year. She and Michael have often attended as many as three times and so it's possible that they could return to SW19 before the tournament is over.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!