Meghan Markle reportedly flew to New York City on Friday (September 6) for a very special occasion: watching Serena Williams compete in the US Open.
The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex reportedly hopped on a last-minute commercial flight from London to New York so she could watch her close friend Serena Williams play in the U.S. Open Finals at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens on Saturday.
Markle opted to make the trip without husband Prince Harry and 4-month-old son Archie Mountbatten Windsor, who are expected to remain home at their Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
According to The Times, which broke the story, Markle will return home at the end of the weekend and prepare to get back for work. A source (remember to always take source quotes with a grain of salt) told the paper, “It is a last-minute trip,” noting that Markle is “excited to support her friend, and then come back.”
Williams will face off against Canadian tennis pro Bianca Andreescu in hopes of winning her 24th Grand Slam and making history as the winningest female tennis player in the process.