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Meghan Markle Backs Serena Williams at the US Open, Weeks Before Her Royal Tour of Africa


Distance isn’t keeping Meghan Markle from supporting bestie Serena Williams! On Saturday, the 38-year-old royal attended the US Open in NYC to cheer on her pal at Arthur Ashe Stadium; Serena was bested by 19-year-old Bianca Andreescua, who made history as the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title. At the event, Meghan glowed in a buttoned denim dress as she smiled in the stands and chatted with Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. She also spent time with Serena’s mother, Oracene Price, and shared a hug with the tennis star’s husband, Alexis Ohanian. We last saw Meghan join a tennis crowd in July when she and sister-in-law Kate Middleton hung out at Wimbledon.

Meghan’s sporty outing comes just a couple of weeks before she takes off on an African tour with Prince Harry and their 4-month-old son, Archie. The trio will begin the trip on Sept. 23 in Cape Town before Harry visits Botswana, Angola, and Malawi solo while Meghan stays with Archie. The tour will then conclude on Oct. 2 when the family reunites in Johannesburg. But before the duchess’s schedule ramps up, check out photos from her US Open appearance!