Duchess Meghan will be in the Royal Box to watch her good friend Serena Williams in the Wimbledon women’s final Saturday.
Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Sussex and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be in attendance to watch Williams play for her eighth Wimbledon singles title against Angelique Kerber.
Kate is the Wimbledon patron after taking over the patronage from Queen Elizabeth and has been in attendance at the tournament in previous years. She and Prince William will attend the men’s final Sunday.
Williams is playing for a record 24th Grand Slam singles title, which would tie Margaret Court’s mark of titles won. Court’s victories spanned the amateur and Open era years. Williams’ 23 singles trophies at the majors is an Open era record.
Royal Watchers have been waiting for Meghan’s appearance at the All England Club. Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian attended Meghan and Prince Harry’s wedding in May.
Before the tournament began, Serena accompanied Meghan to watch Harry play polo at Ascot.
Meghan and Kate won’t be the first members of the Royal family to attend the tournament this fortnight. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, took in a quarterfinal match between Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori on Wednesday at the All England Club.