Lewis Hamilton barred from Royal Box at Wimbledon Men's Final

Published Monday, Jul 13 2015, 09:17 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lewis Hamilton was banned from the exclusive Royal Box at yesterday's Wimbledon Men's Final because he wasn't dressed appropriately.

The Formula One star had been invited to sit in the swanky VIP area for the clash between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on Sunday, 12 July… but appears to have not read the dress code correctly.

Lewis Hamilton speaking about being crowned Formula 1 World Champion, following his victory in Abu Dhabi, becoming Britain's first multiple champion since Sir Jackie Stewart in 1971, on 'This Morning'.

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Lewis was turned away from the Royal Box after turning up at the SW19 tennis grounds without the regulation tie, jacket and shoes. Instead, he was wearing a flowered, open necked shirt.

A rep for Lewis said: "Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding regarding the dress code, Lewis is very disappointed to have missed the final."

Lewis had shared his excitement about being invited via Instagram, posting images of his Royal Box invitation – and a guide to Royal Box ettiquete.

A spokesperson for Wimbledon declined to comment specifically on Lewis, but did say: "If he was not adequately dressed, you could infer that he would not have been let in, but we do not comment on our guests.

"If he came without a jacket, tie or shoes he would have had two choices – not staying or going to get some extra stuff."

Lewis did appear to spend some time inside the Wimbledon grounds as he shared an image to Instagram showing himself posing inside a hospitality area with a tennis court in the background.

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in yesterday's final.

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