During “Wimbledon Fortnight” this wood-lined, 100-seat section of Wimbledon’s Centre Court found itself the focus of major tabloid attention. Seems there were some intriguing tennis fans in this Royal Box. They were, not surprisingly, Royal: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (and Pippa), Prince Charles and his wife Camilla; political: Prime Minister David Cameron, London Mayor Boris Johnson; sporty: Victoria and David Beckham, Andre Agassi and Stefi Graf, England Manager Roy Hodgson; and aging entertainer: TV presenter Bruce Forsythe. The Royal Box indicates who/what is important at any given moment and its occupants represent a fascinating cross-section of British culture. As in Roman times, this stratification of seating in Wimbledon brings political leadership into public view and the buzz about “how they will react/interact (or not)” is arguably as exciting as the event itself.
America could use a Royal Box.