Serena Williams' Royal Wedding Photo Diary

Go behind the scenes as the tennis champion celebrates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day

By Zach Johnson May 19, 2018 9:05 AMTags
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As if there was any doubt Serena Williams would attend Meghan Markle's wedding!

Early Saturday morning, the tennis champion shared a behind-the-scenes photo and video diary on Instagram Stories, documenting every step of her glamorous makeover. Williams, who stole kisses from her baby girl, also teased her friend, WME's Jill Smoller, and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, as they got ready for the main event at St. George's Chapel.

Williams spoke about Markle during an appearance on Good Morning America last month. "I'm obviously super happy for her," she said. "She's such a great girl and she is incredibly nice. I couldn't be happier for her." Williams, who wed Ohanian in November, said she'd given the former actress some advice before the big day. "It's so important to enjoy the moment," she said. "Eat the cake! I didn't get to eat mine at the wedding. We were just having so much fun!"

Here's a look at Williams' wedding prep:

Meghan Markle's Best Looks
Today's the Day

"Follow my IG stories today to see me getting ready for my friends wedding #beingserena #freshface"

Morning Glory

"Hey, y'all. So, my friend's getting married today. I'm up super early—well, for me. I've known her for so many ears and I'm so happy for her."

Give Mama a Kiss

"Um, mama, mama, hello? The camera's this way. Where's your hat? Are you coming with mama today?"

Glam Time

"What are you wearing today, honey? That's what you're wearing? That's what daddy wants you to wear?"

The Royal Treatment

"OK, my mask is off and I'm starting my makeup. And for those of you out there, I'm definitely shaping my brows today—but not for you! Just because I want to. Haters!"

A Work in Progress

"I started the base. I had this amazing energy and now I'm just incredibly sleepy. I didn't go to bed until 3."

Fun With Friends

"Hello? Hello, Jill? Is that you?"

Happy Wife, Happy Life

"Are those high-waisted? Like, high-waist? This is not appropriate. This is just uncool. Ugh."

Almost Ready

"Jill, you look great. You look amazing. I'm proud of you. Do you want a belt for the waist?"

All About the Bling

"So, are you excited, baby? You like my necklace? It's part of the Heritage Collection form Bulgari."

Perfect Plaits

"You like my braids? I'm wearing braids. Yes!"

A Family Affair

"I got it from my momma."

A Touch-Up

"You've got to blame it on something / Blame it on the rain."

Feelin' Herself

Selfie time!

Final Thoughts

"So, what's the verdict?"

Trivia Time

"This is the oldest active castle."

Kickin' Off Her Her Heels

"I like your shoes. Did you have fun today? I did, too."

Post-Wedding Reunion

"Hey, honey! Mama's back from her friend's wedding."

Feedback Welcome

"So, what's the verdict on the braids? You like the braids?"