Serena Williams visits baby Archie as Meghan and Harry prepare to reveal newborn's godparents
The tennis star and the Duchess met a Super Bowl party in 2010 and have been friends since. Serena also co-hosted Meghan's baby shower in New York
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams paid a visit to the Frogmore Cottage last week to see her close friend Meghan Markle's baby Archie before heading to Paris to compete in the French Open. She was joined by her husband Alexis Ohanian and daughter Olympia.
The star posted a picture of herself on Instagram posing in a very regal stateroom, complete with a red carpet and gold trimmings.
The tennis star is known to be a close friend of Meghan and was also a guest at her wedding to Prince Harry. She reportedly co-hosted the £330,000 baby shower in New York in February. Meghan, breaking tradition, had flown to New York to celebrate at Manhattan's lavish The Mark Hotel.
Serena and Meghan met at a Super Bowl party in 2010 and have been friends ever since.
According to Daily Mail, Meghan wrote of their first meeting in her blog The Tig and said: "Taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing and chatting not about tennis or acting but about good old fashioned girly stuff." She also described how the pair 'hit it off" immediately.
Meghan was also seen at Wimbledon in 2017 to watch Serena compete.
Meghan and Harry, the parents of the newborn, have been swamped with visitors at the Frogmore cottage as they decide who Archie's godparents will be.
A forerunner to the role is Meghan's good friend Jessica Mulroney, a Canadian fashion stylist.
Meanwhile, Soho House creative director Markus Anderson is one of the personalities in contention for the role of a godfather. He was described as the 'second most important man in Meghan's life' and arranged her baby shower as well.
From Harry's side, his aunts, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Lady Jane Fellowes – Princess Diana's sisters – have visited, along with a few of his friends.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6 and his official name was announced two days later. He will be seventh in line to the throne.
The couple had announced the pregnancy on October last year, nearly five months after their wedding at Windsor Castle.
The Duke and Duchess made the announcement before their Autumn tour to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga, where they were presented with baby gifts.