At a Wimbledon press conference, the tennis ace was asked what she thought about the unfavourable coverage surrounding Meghan.
"I didn’t know there was negative media out there," she responded. "Any time I see her name attached to anything, I don’t read it."
The athlete continued: "She couldn’t be a better friend to me. Low moments, high moments, she’s always there, and that’s all I want to be to her."
The royal has come under fire from the press recently after making several public appearances during her maternity leave. After attending Wimbledon last week in a private capacity with two university friends to watch Williams play, Meghan was criticised after her security reportedly asked bystanders not to take pictures.
The royal has previously spoken about how she avoids the controversial headlines. "I don't read anything," she said when someone asked if she uses Twitter during an International Women's Day conference. "It's much safer that way, but equally that's just my own personal preference, because I think positive or negative, it can all sort of just feel like noise to a certain extent these days."
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