Find out why Serena Williams won’t be at Archie Harrison’s christening

By Meaghan Wray

Serena Williams can’t make it to Archie Harrison’s royal christening, but Duchess Meghan understands!

During a press conference following her Wimbledon win on Thursday (July 4), the seven-time champion – who’d just beaten Slovakia’s Kaja Juvan in the Ladies’ Singles – revealed the reason she won’t be making the trip to Windsor Castle.

“I’m working on Saturday... So, [Meghan] understands work,” Serena said.

Meghan and Harry debuted baby Archie on May 8. Photo: © Getty Images

Of course, it was a delight for the athlete to see one of her closest friends in the stands. Meghan attended Serena’s match alongside Northwestern University pals Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis.

“Yes, I knew she was there and it's always exciting when she comes out to watch and support the tennis, so I was happy,” the mom-to-one gushed to the press.

Meghan, 37, also made an appearance with Duchess Kate last year to support her sporty friend.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner joked that maybe one day her daughter, Olympia, could show Archie a tennis move or two.

“I don’t know, I’m actually working on Olympia’s game so maybe she can give tips to him,” she joked, adding that she could be like a “big sister” to Archie.

Jessica Mulroney played a big role in Meghan and Harry's wedding. Photo: © Getty Images

Serena won’t be there, but Meghan will certainly be surrounded by more than enough love when Archie is baptized. Canadian stylist and BFF Jessica Mulroney appears to have hinted at a trip across the pond when she posted on Instagram saying she’d be missing her children.

Senior members of British royalty – like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – will be there to celebrate, along with Meghan's lovely mom, Doria Ragland. The Queen will sadly be absent due to prior commitments.

Meghan and Harry have worked hard to keep Archie’s christening as private as possible, banning members of the press from photographing arrivals and exits from St. George’s Chapel. They’ve opted to release their own photos, and it’s understood that this could mean new family and baby portraits will grace their official Instagram account as early as July 7.

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