Meghan Markle to Make First Trip Away From Baby Archie to Cheer on Serena William at the U.S. Open

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Serena Williams is going to have some royal support this weekend!

Meghan Markle is making a quick solo trip to New York City to cheer on her longtime pal at the U.S. Open, a Royal source tells ET. This will mark the first baby-free trip the new mom has made since welcoming her and Prince Harry's son Archie in early May. Meghan flew commercial without her husband and baby son for the occasion. 

"Serena and Meghan are friends, and Meghan wanted to be there to support Serena," the source added. 

Williams is playing her final on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET against Canadian Bianca Andreescu. So far, she has won every one of her matches at the U.S. Open. 

The Duchess of Sussex has already lent her support to Williams several times at Wimbledon, but this quick trip across the pond is a particularly nice gesture as it comes at a busy time — just a few weeks before Meghan and Harry's royal tour of Africa

On Friday, the Palace released new information about Meghan and Prince Harry’s 10-day trip with their son, Archie, by their side. The source notes that Meghan and Harry hope to include Archie for a "portion of the tour." 

Meghan isn’t the first star to root for Williams at the U.S. Open. Both model Gigi Hadid and actress Priyanka Chopra, who is a pal of Meghan’s, have been photographed animatedly cheering on the tennis pro. 

It seems that Meghan might be having some conversations about parenthood with Williams. In a July interview with the BBC, Williams talked about sharing advice with her royal pal. 

“I never pass on words of wisdom because I feel like for everyone — when they have a kid — especially when you just have a baby — it’s so difficult,” she said at the time. “It’s just like, ‘Get through the first three [or] four months and then we can talk.” 

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