Meghan Markle Cheers on Serena Williams at Wimbledon in First Solo Outing Since Giving Birth

The Duchess of Sussex was all smiles as she supported her longtime friend compete in the women's singles second round match at Wimbledon.

By Corinne Heller Jul 04, 2019 5:20 PMTags
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Meghan Markle was all smiles as she cheered on her longtime friend Serena Williams at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships on Thursday in what marked the first solo outing for the Duchess of Sussex since she and Prince Harry stepped out in May to introduce to the world their first child, son Archie Harrison.

The 37-year-old royal sported a casual chic outfit as she watched her tennis star pal play against Slovakia's Kaja Juvan in the women's singles second round match. Meghan wore a white pinstriped L'Agence "Brea" blazer over a black Lavender Hill Clothing scoop neck T-shirt, paired with skinny blue jeans, a white and black Madewell hat and FINLAY London Henrietta sunglasses, as well as a gold pendant with the letter A—for "Archie," presumably, gold earrings and a sapphire pinky ring, according to

The outfit constituted more of Meghan's pre-royal signature style, and was completed by her trademark messy bun.

Meghan attended the match with her old college friends Genevieve Hillis and Lindsay Roth.

Around this time last year, the duchess had cheered on Serena at a Wimbledon match with sister-in-law Kate Middleton, marking their first solo royal outing together since Meghan married Harry the previous May. Two days ago, the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted at another Wimbledon match with retired tennis player Anne Keothavong.

See photos of Meghan at Wimbledon on Thursday:

Casual Chic

The duchess showcases her signature style.

All Smiles

The duchess watches her pal Serena Williams compete in the women's singles second round match.

Go Serena Go

Meghan and her friends watch Serena Williams compete in the women's singles second round match.

Great Job

Meghan claps for Serena Williams in the women's singles second round match.

Happy Trio

Meghan chats with her girlfriends.

Girls' Day Out

Meghan chats with her friend.

Meghan had made her first post-pregnancy appearance days after giving birth in May. She and Harry debuted baby Archie to the world via a small photo call at Windsor Castle, near their home. The baby has not appeared before the press since then, although the couple has released photos of him on Instagram, without showing his full face.

In June, Meghan attended her first royal engagement since giving birth, joining Harry and the royal family at Buckingham Palace for the annual Trooping the Color parade, a belated birthday celebration for Queen Elizabeth II.

This past Saturday, Meghan and Harry attended the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game in London, which marked the first MLB game ever played in Europe. At the event, they received personalized gifts for Archie.

Meghan and Harry plan to host a private christening for their son this Saturday. They are expected to later release photos from the event.

Serena, who won the match, later told reporters she would not be attending baby Archie's christening, saying, "No, I'm working on Saturday."