Friday, July 5, 2019


Around two months ago, the British Royal Family got bigger by one, on account of the birth of the first child between Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is hailed as the first half-American and biracial British Royal, though he will not be styled as a Prince until he “moves up” once his grandfather ascends the throne. Since his birth his mother Duchess Meghan has not been going out much. She finally made an exception when she went to Wimbledon Thursday as a show of support for her close friend, currently competing in the Grand Slam tournament.

USA Today has it that Meghan Duchess of Sussex made a solo appearance at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships July 4. She arrived, dressed in jeans, black shirt, white blazer and a chain necklace with an “A” pendant for her son, just in time to catch the Day 4 match of her friend, world tennis darling Serena Williams, against Slovenian Kaja Juvan on Court 1. The two became fast friends years ago at a charity event, leading to Serena and Reddit co-founder husband Alexis Ohanian attending the former actress’ Royal Wedding to Prince Harry, May 2018.

This is an especially important tournament for Williams who has returned, after having a baby in 2017, to pursuing her Grand Slam title race to match Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24. After a brief shock when Juvan jumped her on the first set, she recovered her poise and flattened the Slovenian on the next two. This is in form with the tennis icon’s professed game style of closing matches. The fact that her old friend and now Royal was watching must have been a factor as well. Such had been their closeness that Williams planned a baby shower event for the Duchess in New York City back in February.

While her Wimbledon trip was done on her own, Meghan has actually made an earlier public appearance over the weekend, accompanied by her husband Prince Harry. The two watched an MLB match held in London between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, and later visited both teams in their locker rooms. Both Red Sox and Yankees presented the Royal Couple with gifts for Baby Archie, with the New Yorkers presenting an honorary Yankees baby jersey for their child.

As for Serena, she is due for a mixed-doubles match Friday, July 5, where she will team up with Andy Murray who makes his return to Wimbledon following a missed year due to hip surgery. On the Royal side, Meghan’s sister-in-law Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, made her own visit to Wimbledon days earlier from hers, just to watch the games.

Image courtesy of Metro UK


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