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2015-07-13 12:35

DIDN'T YOU READ THE INSTRUCTION BOOK, LEWIS? Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton should have read the rules - shirt, tie and shoes for the Wimbledon Royal Box - not a floral arrangement. Image: Facebook

MARTYN HERMAN

LONDON, England - Formula 1 Drivers' champion Lewis Hamilton was barred from the Royal Box at the 2015 Men's Final on Wimbledon's Centre Court on Sunday because he was improperly dressed.

His attire broke Wimbledon's Royal Box dress code so he missed watching Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the men's singles final. Great match...

Hamilton, photographed wearing a bright floral shirt and a hat, but no jacket or tie, was not allowed to take his seat on Centre Court.

'VERY DISAPPOINTED'

The driver's PR people said later: "Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding regarding dress code, Lewis is very disappointed to have missed the men's final."

A Wimbledon spokesman said the club did not comment on guests but confirmed that the Royal Box dress code demanded gentlemen wear a jacket, tie and formal shoes.

Among the invited guests for the showpiece match were TV and movie folk, among them Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Winslet, Bradley Cooper and Hugh Grant.

Hamilton uploaded pictures to his Instagram account from Wimbledon:

Wimbledon. ????

A photo posted by Lewis Hamilton (@lewishamilton) on


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