Meghan Markle And Serena Williams Reunite For Dinner In NYC

By Harper's BAZAAR U.S. / Feb 21 2019 / 15:23 PM

The old friends made a joint cameo in the Big Apple after the Royal's baby shower

Meghan Markle And Serena Williams Reunite For Dinner In NYC
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Meghan Markle and Serena Williams reunited in the Big Apple tonight for a dinner with the royal's friend, Markus Anderson, at Ralph Lauren's restaurant in NYC. The Duchess of Sussex has been in town since Friday, catching up with friends, and reportedly hosted a baby shower at The Mark Hotel in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Meghan has already made her way back to London, sources told, but she made time to meet with the star athlete and her longtime pal before taking off.

The Duchess was seen in a navy Victoria Beckham double-breasted coat with a Stella McCartney tote bag, black scarf, skinny jeans, and calf-length Tamara Mellon boots. The look wasn't too far off from the monochrome pre-baby shower ensemble Meghan was seen wearing earlier today. 

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While out and about in NYC with former Suits costar Abigail Spencer, the royal mum-to-be opted for a William Vintage Courrèges Haute Couture coat, a Carolina Herrera bag, Le Specs sunglasses, and nude pumps.

Williams, on the other hand, went edgy with a black combat boots, leggings, a black coat with tartan accents, thick glasses and a handle bag. According to photos published by The Daily Mail, the Duchess' close friend, stylist Jessica Mulroney, was also in tow. 

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Williams and the Duchess reportedly first met in 2010 during the Super Bowl in Miami and later competed at the DirectTV Celebrity Beach Bowl together in 2014. Meghan previously wrote in her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, and the and the tennis champ "hit it off immediately," according to E! News.

The two remained so close that Williams was one of the lucky celebs to be invited to Meghan's royal wedding to Prince Harry last May. Even after the former actress married into the royal family, their friendship remained strong. They even reunited last summer when Meghan and sister-in-law Kate Middleton attended the Wimbledon final together. 

Meghan and Serena in 2014
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Meghan also showed her support for Serena across the globe by wearing a blazer from her clothing line during her royal tour of the Pacific with Prince Harry. Williams was elated that the duchess wore one of her pieces and celebrated the look on Instagram last fall. 

Meghan wearing a Serena Williams blazer in Dubbo, Australia
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Williams, who shares a one-year-old daughter with husband and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, also imparted some no-fuss parenting advice to the future royal mum. The star athlete told People that the wisdom she's given Meghan about motherhood is simple: "It will come."

We can only imagine how cute a playdate between Meghan's and Serena's babies will be!

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