LONDON, Great Britain - Wimbledon’s Royal Box is set to live up to its name on Saturday as Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle will watch Serena Williams take on Angelique Kerber on Centre Court, the Kensington Palace announced today.
Before the match gets underway, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex will also meet with a number of former Wimbledon Ladies Champions, as well as ball kids to ‘learn more about their experiences of the tournament’.
While its the pair’s first royal outing as a twosome, it won’t be Meghan’s first visit to Wimbledon: she previously attended the event in 2016 to cheer on her longtime friend, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena.
“If there was a Wimbledon royalty, I would like to believe I would be Wimbledon royalty because I've done pretty well here in the past. I am a member, so that kind of counts,” Serena joked in press, adding: “[Meghan and I] always had a wonderful friendship. Every year for a couple years she comes out to Wimbledon, has supported me. Now she's supporting me in a different role. But our friendship is still exactly the same.
“We always have supported each other, just been there for each other through a lot. I look forward to it.”
Meghan even extended Serena and husband Alexis Ohanian an invitation to her Royal Wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year ahead of Serena’s French Open return.
“Meghan is royalty now, and I have known her for so many years,” Serena gushed at a Roland Garros press conference. “I thought [her wedding] was an incredibly inspiring and beautiful and really motivating thing. I was so proud of her and so happy for her.”
Serena and Kerber will face off on Centre Court on Saturday at 2pm (GMT). Kerber seeks her first Wimbledon title and her third career Grand Slam, while Serena is aiming to tie the all-time record and claim her 24th major title.