Serena Williams Is The Greatest Tennis Player Of All Time And Meghan Markle Is The First American To Marry In The Royal Family In Decades. Serena Williams And Meghan Markle Have Remained Royal Friends Since Their First Real Hangout In 2014. Markle frequently supports Williams at tennis matches, while Williams threw Markle's baby shower. Let us take a look at their sweet, yet private, friendship.
Williams and Markle meet at the Super Bowl in Miami.
The two crossed paths for the first time in Miami during the 2010 Super Bowl. But it would take a few more years for their friendship to blossom.
February 2014: They become friends while playing in the DirecTV Beach Bowl.
Markle and Williams crossed paths again, "We hit it off immediately, taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing in, and chatting not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old fashioned girlie stuff. So began our friendship."
Markle tells Vogue that Williams will "be an amazing mom" ahead of the birth of Williams' daughter, Olympia.
"She will be an amazing mom. The very best, because she is so attuned to balancing strength and sensitivity." Markle told Vogue for the September 2017 issue.
May 2018: Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, attend the royal wedding.
In her pale pink dress and matching fascinator, Williams was one of the best-dressed people at Markle's wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.
Amidst Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey,
Markle's interview, in which she revealed how unprotected she felt by the royal family, aired on March 7 2021. Many of Markle's friends have been defending her, including Williams.