Although Serena Williams is, clearly, a queen in her personal proper (have you ever seen her U.S. Open outfits?!), she nonetheless turns to literal royalty for inspiration once in a while.
Take, as an example, the newest addition to her eponymous clothes line: a sporty cropped black hoodie emblazoned with the phrase "Royal" in daring purple lettering. In keeping with Folks, the inspiration for the sweatshirt, which additionally has purple stripes down the sleeves and across the hood, was none apart from Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, who so occurs to be Williams' pal. The title of the model? The Royal Duchess Cropped Hoodie.
Williams wore the hoodie throughout her interview with As we speak's Stephanie Ruhle this week. And whereas the new mother didn't expose any particulars of her friendship with the Duchess of Sussex or handle the sweatshirt's origins throughout her onscreen look, Ruhle later revealed that the tennis professional had despatched the hoodie to Markle. So hold your eyes peeled for a sure new royal carrying a hoodie with an extraordinarily correct brand whereas out and about on the Kensington Palace grounds.
Markle and Williams have been good associates since 2010. In Markle's September 2017 Self-importance Truthful cowl story (earlier than she was even engaged to Princess Harry), Williams spoke fondly concerning the former Fits actress: "Her character simply shines," she stated, including, "I informed her, 'You've bought to be who you might be, Meghan. You may't disguise.'"
Williams attended the Royal Marriage ceremony in Might. And in July, Markle joined sister-in-law Kate Middleton to watch Williams play within the Wimbledon finals.
In a prematch press convention, the athlete stated she was excited to have her royal pal watch her play at Wimbledon: "Yearly for a pair years she comes out to Wimbledon and has supported me," Williams stated. "Now she's supporting me in a unique position, however our friendship remains to be precisely the identical. We’ve got all the time supported one another, simply been there for one another by way of so much." We love royalty supporting royalty!
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