Theresa May and Romeo Beckham among spectators on drizzly day three of Wimbledon

Former UK prime minister Theresa May and Romeo Beckham were among those braving the weather on day three of the Wimbledon Championships.

It was a cloudy start at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in south-west London, which saw British star Emma Raducanu triumph over Elise Mertens to reach the third round of a grand slam for the first time since her 2021 US Open win.

Raducanu’s mother Renee Zhai was seated near Beckham, son of ex-England footballer David and Spice Girl Victoria, during the match on Court One – which was played under the roof on a grey, drizzly Wednesday.

Wimbledon 2024 – Day Three – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Romeo Beckham watching Emma Raducanu vs Elise Mertens on court number one (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Meanwhile May was photographed in the royal box alongside her husband Philip May, just a day before the General Election.

The final day of campaigning saw Prime Minister Rishi Sunak insist the Conservative Party is still in the election fight, as polls suggest Labour is on course for a large majority.

Also in the Wimbledon royal box was five-time grand slam champion and former world number Maria Sharapova with her fiance Alexander Gilkes, as well as the Duchess of Gloucester.

Sharapova won Wimbledon at the age of just 17 in 2004, and went on to establish herself as one of the greats of her era.

During day three of the competition, spectators were photographed sheltering from the rain under umbrellas.