Duchess presents Novak Djokovic with trophy after marathon Wimbledon battle

The Duchess of Cambridge presented a Wimbledon trophy for the first time as Novak Djokovic was again crowned king of Centre Court.

Kate, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), stepped on to the hallowed turf to hand over the silver gilt cup to the men's singles champion on Sunday.

Dressed in a powder blue 1950s-style dress, she sat on the front row of the royal box with husband William, as Djokovic secured a drama-filled five set victory over Roger Federer.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Benedict Cumberbatch (R) speaks with Tom Hiddleston in the Royal Box as they watch the Men's Singles final between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Day thirteen of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Also gracing the royal box was Avengers star Tom Hiddleston
Also gracing the royal box was Avengers star Tom Hiddleston
Also gracing the royal box was Avengers star Tom Hiddleston
Also gracing the royal box was Avengers star Tom Hiddleston
Hana Cross and Brooklyn Beckham on Centre Court for the Men's Finals on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Kate Beckinsale on Centre Court during Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Judy Loe and Kate Beckinsale attend Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Speaker of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, John Bercow on Centre Court on Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box on Centre court during Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Speaker of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, John Bercow on Centre Court on Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Sophie Hunter, Benedict Cumberbatch and Katherine Jenkins attend Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (L) talks with Welsh mezzo-soprano singer Katherine Jenkins as they watch Switzerland's Roger Federer playing Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Benedict Cumberbatch (R) speaks with Tom Hiddleston in the Royal Box as they watch the Men's Singles final between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Day thirteen of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Sophie Winkleman, Princess Michael of Kent and Lord Frederick Windsor on Centre Court during Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box on Centre court during Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Gemma Arterton and Rory Keenan on Centre Court on Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Poppy Delevingne and James Cook attend Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Claire Foy on Centre Court on Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Kendall Jenner on Centre Court on Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Claire Foy on Centre Court on Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images) (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Andrew Levitas and Katherine Jenkins in the Royal box during Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Poppy Delevingne attends Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives ahead of the Men's Singles Final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon on July 14, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Clocking in at four hours and fifty-seven minutes, the Serbian won the longest ever men's singles final at SW19 and his fifth Wimbledon title.

The Centre Court crowd applauded Djokovic as he knelt to the ground after his win and ate some grass – his celebratory tradition.

Federer said his performance was for "all the 37 year olds".

"I hope that it gives some other people hope that at 37 it's not over yet," he said.

He joked that his four children – who were seated in the crowd – would not be that impressed with the runner up plate, adding "they would rather have that golden thing".

Speaking to Djokovic, he said: "Novak, congratulations man. That was crazy."

He said he was now going "back to being dad".

Djokovic said: "Roger says he wants people to believe they can still do it when they're 37 and I'm one of them. He inspires me."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the trophy after winning his Men's Singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day thirteen of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2019 Serbia's Novak Djokovic is presented the trophy by Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer REUTERS/Toby Melville
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the trophy as Roger Federer of Switzerland walks past after winning his Men's Singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day thirteen of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating Roger Federer following the men's singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic lifts his trophy after defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer during the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
The Duchess of Cambridge on court for the trophy presentation on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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Jul 14, 2019; London, United Kingdom; Roger Federer (SUI) in action during his men's final match against Novak Djokovic (SRB) on day 13 at the All England Lawn and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA
Roger Federer (top) and Novak Djokovic in action in the mens singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Roger Federer (top) and Novak Djokovic in action in the mens singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer pose for a photo at the net prior to their Men's Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic (bottom) in action in the mens singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Roger Federer during the men's singles final against Novak Djokovic on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Roger Federer (top) and Novak Djokovic in action in the mens singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic (top) in action in the mens singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Roger Federer (top) and Novak Djokovic in action in the mens singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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He said he was also going "back to being dad" following the match.

His four-year-old son Stefan was seated in the player's box with Djokovic's parents.

The duchess has graced the tournament three times this year, meeting players, staff, suppliers and watching a range of matches.

Overall, the championships has enjoyed a wealth of royal attention in 2019, with the Duchess of Sussex also making two trips to watch her close friend Serena Williams in action.

Meghan and Kate sat side by side in the royal box on Saturday, as Williams crashed to a rapid defeat against Simona Halep in the women's singles final.

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The Middletons enjoying the action (Mike Egerton/PA)

Sunday's match was a family affair for Kate, with her sister Pippa Matthews, brother James Middleton and mother Carole all joining the crowds in SW19.

The duchess appeared to receive a small gift from former American tennis player Stan Smith, who was pictured handing her a signed baby-sized trainer in the royal box.

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter were among the famous faces invited to seat near the royals.

They chatted away to Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston and Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins who were both sat in their row.

Recently divorced multi-billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also received a coveted invite and made a high profile appearance with his new girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.

Brooklyn Beckham, son of David and Victoria Beckham, and his girlfriend Hana Cross, were seen tucking into snacks in the Centre Court crowd.

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Hana Cross and Brooklyn Beckham (Mike Egerton/PA)

The game was watched on a big screen by a packed out Henman Hill – with the crowd largely on the side of "King Roger".

Fans cheered for every point the Swiss great won and let out groans when some of his shots were called out.

Security staff operated a one out one in policy to prevent the sloped area outside No 1 Court becoming too overcrowded.

Spectators also filled out the seats in No 2 Court where the match was played on large screens.

Foteini Aravani, 42, said: "I'm supporting Federer 1000% – it's just a joy to watch him playing."

Ms Aravani, who is originally from Greece but lives in London, said: "It's like he's giving a masterclass. It's as if he's teaching."

Jen Kavanagh, 36, was also on the side of team Federer.

"He's a classic of our times. He's classic and he's classy," she said.

Some fans braved the morning rain to queue up outside the grounds and secure a chance to see their Swiss hero in action.

Shervin Abdolhamidi, 24, from New York, was hoping to get a resale ticket for Centre Court, despite admitting his chances were "50/50".

"I can watch it from my phone, it will be worth it even just to get in to see him win," he said.

Wimbledon 2019 - Day Thirteen - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet ballboys and ballgirls ((Victoria Jones/PA)

Earlier in the day, Federer briefly upstaged the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Wimbledon.

William and Kate were in the middle of meeting ball boys and girls and officials, when the tennis star suddenly passed by and was greeted by loud cheers from fans.

Federer is no stranger to royal company, confirming earlier in the tournament he had recently played a bit of tennis with Kate's son Prince George.

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