Meghan Markle Takes Break from Baby Archie to Watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon

Meghan Markle temporarily gives up her motherhood duties to show her support for her BFF Serena Williams ahead of baby Archie's christening. Photos of her rare outing reveal a pendant she wore to keep her child close.

Much has changed in Meghan Markle’s life in the past years but one thing remains constant – her friendship with Serena Williams. In fact, despite her busy schedule devoted to mothering her son, Archie, she found time to cheer on the tennis superstar at Wimbledon.

MEGHAN STEPS OUT TO SUPPORT SERENA

Ahead of the christening of her first child with Prince Harry, Meghan took a break from her maternity leave to witness Serena’s second-round match against Kaja Juvan. 

This marks the third time in three years the Duchess of Sussex graced the prestigious tournament with her presence. The first time was in 2016, around the time she went on a blind date with Prince Harry. A year later, she shared the limelight with her sister-in-law Kate Middleton on their first public outing together. This year, she is joined by her friends Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis. 

Serena was one of Meghan’s few friends who were invited to her royal wedding. Last summer, she joined the Duchess in cheering for Harry at a polo match. And earlier this year, she helped throw Meghan a lavish shower in anticipation of baby Archie’s birth.

Meghan wore a white blazer over a black top for the occasion and shielded her eyes with dark sunglasses. The glowing mom was in jeans and carried a hat as she sat on the sidelines with her peers to cheer for her friend. The new mom made sure Archie was still close by as she wore a necklace bearing her son's initial.

Serena is allowing Meghan time to discover motherhood on her own and chooses to withhold giving parenting advice to her friend for now

THEIR FRIENDSHIP IS FOR KEEPS

Meghan’s latest outing is proof that her friendship with Serena remains solid despite her busy schedule and their distance. Both remain supportive of each other since meeting at the Super Bowl in 2010. 

In fact, Serena was one of Meghan’s few friends who were invited to her royal wedding. Last summer, she joined the Duchess in cheering for Harry at a polo match. And earlier this year, she helped throw Meghan a lavish shower in anticipation of baby Archie’s birth. 

A then-single Meghan Markle joined Serena Williams and Hannah Davis at the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014. | Source: Getty

A then-single Meghan Markle joined Serena Williams and Hannah Davis at the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014. | Source: Getty

SERENA GIVES MEGHAN SPACE

With motherhood now binding them even more, we can expect the BFFs to forge on with their friendship and remain in touch. However, Serena is allowing Meghan time to discover motherhood on her own and chooses to withhold giving parenting advice to her friend for now. She told BBC recently,

“I never pass on words of wisdom because I feel like everyone, when they have a kid, especially when you just have a baby, it is so difficult to just be. And it’s just like, get through the first three months, four months, and then we can talk.”

Meghan is currently basking in her three-to-five-month maternity leave ensconced in her family’s new home in Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage. On occasion, she attends to her limited official duties like the Trooping the Color in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade.

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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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Her most recent appearance was during Archie's christening, the official photos of which were released on the Sussex Royal Instagram page. It appeared to be a happy family occasion with Master Archie at the center of it all.   

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