Less than a week away from embarking on their North American tour, Prince William and Duchess Catherine took in the sights at Wimbledon on Monday.

The couple were greeted with an enthusiastic ovation as they took their seats in the front row of the Royal Box at Centre Court. Kate wore a white Temperely London dress, and William a navy suit, a red tie and a white kerchief.

The couple arrived at the ground in southwest London around 12:30 p.m., People.com reported. They were in their seats by 1 p.m. in time to support Britain's Andy Murray as he took on France's Richard Gasquet for a place in the quarterfinals. (Murray won in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2.)

A spokesman at St. James's Palace said the couple were at Wimbledon privately. It is well known that Kate, 29, loves tennis and plays regularly. She has visited Wimbledon a number of times.William, 29, is also a keen tennis player.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are will soon embark on an 11-day visit to North America that includes stops in Canada and Los Angeles.

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