Meghan Markle Reportedly Made 'Last‑Minute Flight' without Prince Harry & Baby Archie to Support Pal Serena Williams in the US Open Final
38-year-old Meghan Markle boarded a "last-minute flight" to America to support her friend, leaving Prince Harry, and infant, baby Archie back in the UK.
The American actress turned royal made her way back to her home country without the rest of her family. She flew to New York to cheer the tennis champ, Serena Williams who reportedly won her semifinal game.
The Duchess of Sussex decided to be present for the final and took a commercial flight with very minimal security. The mother of one left both her 4-month-old son, Archibald Mountbatten Windsor in the care of his father, Prince Harry. Neither of them was on the trip with the royal.
Meghan's days are numbered in New York as she intends to return after the weekend ends. This is not the first time she will be coming through as a supportive friend. In July she attended the Wimbledon finals, and also joined Kate Middleton in watching the women's final.
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Today, The Duchess of Sussex accompanied The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) to the Ladies’ Singles @Wimbledon 🎾final. Their Royal Highnesses watched Serena Williams 🇺🇸vs. Simona Halep 🇷🇴on Centre Court - sitting in the Royal Box alongside The Duke of Kent - President of the AELTC, former world number one Martina Navratilova and three-time grand slam winner Virginia Wade. Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make this such an iconic sporting event. Photo credit: PA / Mike Hewitt - Getty Images #Wimbledon #Wimbledon2019
However, it happens to be the first time that Archie's mom will be traveling to America after her delivery. It is also the second time in the year that she will be visiting the USA. In February, Serena joined forces with the royal in organizing a baby shower with close-knit pals on the soils of her home country.
It appears Prince Harry's wife doesn't have a problem visiting the plains of the North American continent. However, sources reported that both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex declined an invitation to Balmoral.
According to royal experts, the couple's distance to the Queen is not much, and they see her often. It seems the former American actress has a thing for traveling across continents. She plans on visiting Africa, but this time around, with the whole pack!
Apart from cheering and visits, the Duchess is a creative woman who will begin her first royal duty next week. Meghan will be launching her women capsule collection with the help of her friend and designer, Misha Nonoo.
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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham - Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert
The clothing line was a finished work of various designers. The 38-year-old revealed that Marks and Spencers, John Lewis and Partners, among others were instrumental to her "Smart Work" project. She also shared intricacies of the project that is expected to curb the unemployment rate among women by advising on appropriate work clothes.
The mother of one explained that the proceeds recovered from the sales of products would go to charity.
"...For each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to the charity. Not only does this allow us to be part of each other's story, it reminds us we're in it together."
In August, the royal shared the progress of her project; how she directed the photoshoots and related to the models. She sure knows how to put a bit of fun in everything she does, whether it's to cheer a friend or fulfill a royal obligation!