Lewis Hamilton barred from Wimbledon Royal Box
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Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton was banned from the Royal Box for today's Wimbledon final because he was not wearing a shirt and tie.
Hamilton was due to sit alongside actor Benedict Cumberbatch and fashion magazine editor Anna Wintour to watch Novak Djokovic clinch his third Wimbledon title following a nail-biting final against Roger Federer.
But the driver was sent away by officials after turning up in a rather colourful ensemble, which included a bright floral shirt.
The 30-year-old, who was also wearing camel-coloured suede shoes and a hat, later posted a picture of himself on Instagram watching the men's final from a hospitality area inside centre court.
Earlier in the day, Hamilton had posted a photo showing his Royal Box invitation package, saying he was 'honoured' to have received it.
Lewis Hamilton's invitation to Royal Box for the Wimbledon men's final on Sunday.
He wrote: 'On my way to Wimbledon to watch the final. Honoured to have been invited to watch the men's finals from the Royal Box.'
A Wimbledon spokesman said: '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.'
Men who are invited to the exclusive box on Centre Court must wear a jacket, tie and shoes.
An All England Club spokesman said: 'We can confirm that he is not in the Royal Box but won't comment any further.'
A spokesman for Hamilton said: 'Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding regarding dress code at Wimbledon, Lewis is very disappointed to have missed the men's final.'