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David Beckham, David Attenborough and Lucy Boynton lead the arrivals

David Beckham, David Attenborough and Lucy Boynton lead the arrivals

SW19 is once again the centre of London as Wimbledon 2024 kicked off with a win for Emma Raducanu and a civilised round of applause from Britain’s most famous Davids: Beckham and Attenborough.

The two national highlights took to Centre Court on the first day of the two-week event, while outside hundreds of people formed an orderly queue that snaked its way into Wimbledon Park.

David Beckham wears BOSS to Wimbledon (BOSS)David Beckham wears BOSS to Wimbledon (BOSS)

David Beckham wears BOSS to Wimbledon (BOSS)

On arrival, two types of protests were fired along the entrances. Pro-Palestinian groups chanted and waved flags as they reprimanded Barclays, one of the tournament’s main sponsors. At the same time, local residents urged tennis fans to sign a petition to prevent a proposed 39-court expansion of the site.

Inside, guests gathered on Centre Court for the first match, which pitted Carlos Alcaraz against Mark Lajal. But not before a luncheon, confirming this year’s celebrity hospitality hotspots.

Lucy Boynton arrives at Celine (WireImage)Lucy Boynton arrives at Celine (WireImage)

Lucy Boynton arrives at Celine (WireImage)

In pink was evian’s ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite, where actor Lucy Boyton led guests through the door in a cotton-candy-shaded bob and an embroidered Celine babydoll dress, complete with a pair of patent leather Mary Jane ballerinas. She was joined inside by singer Arlo Parks, in Thom Browne; actor Jameela Jamil, in a navy Reformation dress previously worn on screen in The Good Place; and her musician boyfriend James Blake, who opted for a beige co-ord suit, T-shirt and suede loafers. Also taking home personalized evian water bottles were Pixie Lott, who was celebrating her new single Somebody’s Daughter, and her husband Oliver Cheshire, who wore his fashion label CHÉ Studios.

James Blake and Jameela Jamil in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)James Blake and Jameela Jamil in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

James Blake and Jameela Jamil in the Evian ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

Elsewhere, Ralph Lauren, always a hub of Wimbledon’s poshest fans – expect to see Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller and their pals in the coming days – kicked things off with a father-daughter day: Poppy Delevingne attended with her dad, Charles Delevingne, while Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark arrived arm in arm with Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece. Over in Lanson’s spot, Lorraine Kelly and Myleene Klass sipped rosé champagne, while singers James Blunt and James Bay were spotted making their way around the grounds.

The best dressed celebrities at Wimbledon 2024:

David Beckham in BOSS (BOSS)David Beckham in BOSS (BOSS)

David Beckham in BOSS (BOSS)

Lucy Boynton in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite in Celine (Dave Benett)Lucy Boynton in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite in Celine (Dave Benett)

Lucy Boynton in the Evian ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite in Celine (Dave Benett)

Jameela Jamil in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite in Reformation (Dave Benett)Jameela Jamil in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite in Reformation (Dave Benett)

Jameela Jamil in the Evian ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite in Reformation (Dave Benett)

Gregg Sulkin, Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for evi)Gregg Sulkin, Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for evi)

Gregg Sulkin, Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire in the Evian ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for evi)

AJ Tracey in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)AJ Tracey in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

AJ Tracey in the Evian ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

Arlo Parks and Dannah Gottlieb in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)Arlo Parks and Dannah Gottlieb in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

Arlo Parks and Dannah Gottlieb in the Evian ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

Kingsley Ben-Adir in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)Kingsley Ben-Adir in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

Kingsley Ben-Adir in the Evian ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

James Blake in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)James Blake in the Evian 'Mountain Of Youth' VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

James Blake in the Evian ‘Mountain Of Youth’ VIP Suite (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Evi)

Golda Rosheuvel and Martins Imhangbe (Getty Images for American Expres)Golda Rosheuvel and Martins Imhangbe (Getty Images for American Expres)

Golda Rosheuvel and Martins Imhangbe (Getty Images for American Expres)

James Blunt (Getty Images for AELTC)James Blunt (Getty Images for AELTC)

James Blunt (Getty Images for AELTC)

James Bay (Getty Images for AELTC)James Bay (Getty Images for AELTC)

James Bay (Getty Images for AELTC)