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Everybody loves a freebie! Prince William is seen enthusiastically rifling through a GOODY BAG in the Royal Box at Wimbledon

  • William seen rifling through small leather pouch at men's singles final
  • Some royal watchers thought he might have adopted a 'man bag'
  • The Royal Spectator confirmed on Twitter that it was a goody bag
  • All Royal Box ticket holder received leather branded pouch

Most of us can't help getting at least a little bit excited at the prospect of a free gift – and it seems that royalty is no different.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted Prince William enthusiastically rifling through a small leather pouch in the Royal Box at the Wimbledon men's final yesterday, prompting some to ask if he was carrying a 'man bag'.

But the mystery was solved by royal enthusiast The Royal Spectator, who shared images of William on Twitter, explaining that it was in fact a gift bag, given to all guests in the Royal Box.

And he pointed to a New York Times article, which states that this year's gift was a 'green leather zippered bag embossed with the Wimbledon logo and the words Royal Box 2017″.'

Prince William was spotted rifling through the goody bag given to all Royal Box ticket holders at Wimbledon yesterday

Prince William was spotted rifling through the goody bag given to all Royal Box ticket holders at Wimbledon yesterday

Additionally, guests are given a 'sterling silver lapel pin', a commemorative photograph and a seating chart.

It was Prince William's first visit to the Championships this year, so it's understandable that he found himself getting into the spirit of things.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is now patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club after taking over from the Queen, made two visits on the first and last days.

However, they were both beaten by the Middleton family with Carole racking up five appearances, Pippa four and James three.

Royal watcher The Royal Spectator explained that the Prince had received a leather pouch embossed with the Wimbledon logo

Royal watcher The Royal Spectator explained that the Prince had received a leather pouch embossed with the Wimbledon logo

Even royals love a freebie! The Prince certainly looked thrilled with his complimentary gift

Even royals love a freebie! The Prince certainly looked thrilled with his complimentary gift

But Kate certainly stole the show yesterday, looking summery in a floral Catherine Walker midi dress, featuring a fitted cap-sleeve bodice and wildflower print skater skirt.

Although she was no doubt disappointed not to see Andy Murray in the final, the Duchess was certainly rooting for Roger Federer, who has become a family friend.

The Swiss ace attended her sister Pippa's wedding at the end of May and reportedly played table tennis with delighted guests.

The Duke and Duchess put on an enthusiastic show of support for Roger Federer as he made history by clinching his eighth Wimbledon title

The Duke and Duchess put on an enthusiastic show of support for Roger Federer as he made history by clinching his eighth Wimbledon title

The couple were clearly thrilled for Federer who has become a family friend and attended Kate's sister Pippa's wedding

The couple were clearly thrilled for Federer who has become a family friend and attended Kate's sister Pippa's wedding

Yesterday, he put on a masterclass against Croatian Marin Cilic, who broke down in tears while being crushed by the 35-year-old Swiss in straight sets, with the 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 result sealed in less than two hours.

Player and crowd both were joyous when Federer slammed down an ace to finally seal the match and make history.

He's now overtaken Pete Sampras with a record eight Wimbledon titles to his name.

The couple were on fine form as they shared a joke in the Royal Box

The couple were on fine form as they shared a joke in the Royal Box

The Duchess stunned in a floral print dress by Catherine Walker, accessorising with a white Victoria Beckham handbag

The Duchess stunned in a floral print dress by Catherine Walker, accessorising with a white Victoria Beckham handbag

Roger Federer made history by beating Marin Cilic to secure his eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer made history by beating Marin Cilic to secure his eighth Wimbledon title

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