Meghan Markle has been making headlines for multiple reasons after her Wimbledon visit last week, but Serena Williams is backing her up.
From wearing jeans to the tennis whites match to asking for her photo not to be taken as she was there “in a private capacity,” criticism has been circling.
“Any time I see her name attached to anything, I don’t read it,” Williams said following her semi-final victory against Barbora Strycova when she was asked if the Duchess of Sussex was paying attention to the negative media. “She couldn’t be a better friend to me. Low moments, high moments —she’s always there. That’s all I want to be to her.”
Markle and Williams have been friends since 2014. The tennis champ and her hubby, Alexis Ohanian, attended Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.
Williams also jointly hosted a lavish baby shower in New York for the Duchess before she gave birth to Archie.
Royal fans are hoping for another glimpse of the Duchess at Wimbledon when Williams plays in the tournament’s finals.
While she is still on maternity leave, Markle has been making appearances here and there. Her next scheduled event will come when she joins Prince Harry at the London premiere of “The Lion King” where Beyoncé will also be walking the red carpet.