The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday afternoon to watch her friend Serena Williams play against Kaja Juvan.
Meghan, 37, looked effortlessly chic in her striped blazer by L’Agence with a simple black T-shirt and blue jeans. She accessorised with Finlay & Co’s ‘Henrietta’ sunglasses and her Maison Michel hat.
The best accessory of all however however, was a tiny nod to her newborn son Archie, who arrived back in May to considerable fanfare.
The new mum donned a delicate new necklace with an ‘A’, so it looks like her son is never far from her thoughts.
Girl’s day out
Meghan was joined by her Northwestern University friends Lyndsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis, to watch the action from court one.
It’s one of only a handful of public sightings of the duchess since she gave birth in May, and it looks like the ladies were living it up.
A much needed break from the exhausting business of new parenthood, Meghan was seen laughing and chatting with her old friends, and looked to be having an absolute ball.
The carefree demeanour defies rumours of unrest in the Sussex household of late.
Recently it was reported that Meghan and Harry had hired a third nanny in just six weeks, after two left their employment.
Supporting her old friend
Meghan was seen cheering on longtime friend Serena Williams.
Serena, 37, and former actress Meghan are believed to have struck up a friendship at the Super Bowl in 2010, before Harry was on the scene.
The two remain close; Serena also attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding and organised her baby shower in New York earlier this year.
The duchess has supported her friend at Wimbledon over the years, cheering her on at the Ladies’ Single Final with sister-in-law Kate last July.
The tennis star was widely tipped to be Archie’s godmother, but Buckingham Palace said his godparents “in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.”
Outrage over privacy
It’s believed that none of Harry and Meghan’s high profile friends have been chosen as godparents. The christening will take place in a Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 July.
ITV’s Royal Editor Chris Ship tweeted: “The godparents, I’m told are not public figures or celebrities, but private citizens. And therefore both they, and Harry and Meghan, don’t wish their names to be made public.”
The godparents, I’m told are not public figures or celebrities, but private citizens. And therefore both they, and Harry and Meghan, don’t wish their names to be made public.— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 3, 2019
Meghan is currently on maternity leave from official royal duties, but made her first public appearance after the birth for Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen’s official birthday in June.
She also joined her husband Harry at the New York Yankees versus Boston Red Sox baseball game last Saturday, where they received a personalised shirt for Archie.
Words by Danielle Stacey