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Tennis Legend Stan Smith Gave Kate Middleton A Pair Of Tiny Sneakers For Prince Louis

Smith autographed the shoes in gold marker!

There are many reasons to not ever want to be a member of the British royal family. But even with all the rules and regulations that come with the role, it also has some sweet perks — like sitting front row at Wimbledon.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — that’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, FYI — sat in the royal box at Wimbledon on July 14 to watch the Men’s Singles final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Not only did the couple enjoy the best seats in the house, but they received a pretty cool present as well: Tennis legend Stan Smith gifted Middleton a pair of sneakers for her son, Prince Louis.

Kate Middleton and Stan Smith at Wimbledon
(Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

A closer look reveals that Smith autographed the shoes in gold marker. Now that’s a collector’s item!

Stan Smith and Kate Middleton at Wimbledon
(Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Prince Louis is the third child for the Duke and Duchess, and was born April 23, 2018. He joined his older brother Prince George, who turns 6 years old in a few days, and his older sister, Princess Charlotte, 4. (The Duke and Duchess left all their kiddos at home for their Wimbledon date.)