Despite being on maternity leave, Duchess Meghan has managed to squeeze in a few appearances every now and again, like attending the Trooping the Colour to pay tribute to the Queen on her official birthday, or supporting husband Prince Harry at a charity MLB game for his beloved Invictus Games. But on Thursday, Meg left Archie for the afternoon for some quality girl time.
There was always a chance Meghan would show up at Wimbledon to cheer on her friend, Serena Williams, but a second round match? That’s what Meg did on Thursday, however, as she and longtime friends Genevieve Hillis and Lindsay Roth headed to their seats and caused a bit of a stir. Meghan kept it casual, in a black t-shirt, jeans, white pinstriped blazer, white hat and black pumps but like Celine Dion, it was how she accessorized her outfit that had people talking. Her subtle gold necklace with a tiny “A” that was perfectly placed at her collarbone was most likely in honour of her son, Archie.
This isn’t the first time the Duchess of Sussex has paid tribute to motherhood with an accessory; back in February, while in New York for her baby shower, Meghan was spotted wearing a “mummy” necklace from designer Jennifer Meyer. But Meghan is also a fan of letter necklaces in general, as seen with her personalized necklace from Maya Brenner Designs with the letters “H” and “M” on it. Whoever designed it, we can’t get enough of Meghan’s choices because not only are the tasteful and classic, they’re so, so sweet.
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Now, with two of her oldest and closest friends in town, the speculation as to who will be Archie’s godparents only gets stronger. One thing’s for sure: Serena won’t be. And perhaps that’s why Meghan showed up at Court 1 — because she’ll be a tad busy with Archie’s christening on Saturday. Which also means Serena won’t be at the royal affair as she moves on to the third round of Wimbledon. During her post-match press conference, she was asked if she would be attending and confirmed, “No, I’m working on Saturday … so, she understands work.” Serena did add that she was touched her friend could come out to watch her play, saying, “Yes I knew she was there and it’s always exciting when she comes out to watch and support the tennis so I was happy.”
It was on Wednesday that Buckingham Palace officially announced Archie’s private christening would take place this weekend and that the godparents’ names would not be revealed, to protect their privacy. Serena’s definitely out; could Lindsay and Genevieve be in? We may never know.