The tennis champ took to Instagram to share some suspiciously royal photos last week, prompting fans to think she’d already been to visit her BFF’s first child, Archie. As a mom herself – to adorable one-year-old Olympia, who she shares with husband Alexis Ohanian – there’s no doubt Serena knows just how important support from friends is in the first few weeks of being a new mom.
The woman who holds the most Grand Slam tennis titles of all time was dressed head-to-toe in her own clothing brand Serena (which Meghan rocked while on royal tour last year!), and posed in what appears to be a palace room. The walls were fixed with ornate gold detailing, historical sculptures and bright red carpeting, so it was only a matter of time before her fans connected the dots!
The 37-year-old came to visit Archie “before she headed for Paris to prepare for the French Open tournament,” according to the Daily Mail. Sadly, it looks like Olympia didn’t get to come along with mom this time, but surely they’ll be setting up a playdate once Archie is a bit older!
Meghan and Serena’s friendship goes way back. The two met nearly a decade ago at a charitable Super Bowl event with DirecTV, and have been close ever since. It’s clear they’ve been great supports for each other, and while the duchess couldn’t be with Serena when she married Alexis in November 2017 for obvious reasons, the athlete made sure to make a glamorous appearance at St. George’s Chapel for one of the biggest royal weddings since Prince William and Kate tied the knot in 2011.
The championship-winning star recently helped plan her royal friend’s baby shower, which took place in New York City in February. Other big names, like Gayle King, Abigail Spencer, makeup artist Daniel Martin were there to help celebrate at the city’s luxurious The Mark Hotel.