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Duchess Meghan makes a surprise appearance at Wimbledon to cheer on her good friend Serena Williams

Just days before Archie’s christening, Meghan turned up with two of her closest friends; fuelling speculation they’re up for the role of godparents.

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday to cheer on her good friend, tennis pro Serena Williams.
Meghan arrived at Centre Court looking chic in a black cami, jeans and white pinstripe blazer complete with black sunglasses and pumps, accompanied by two of her closest friends Lyndsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis, uni friends from Northwestern University.
Meghan looked like she was having a grand old time with two of her closest pals Genevieve (L) and Lyndsay (R). (Image: Getty)
While Buckingham Palace released a statement yesterday stating Archie's godparents will not be publicly announced, the presence of Meghan's friends, who royal correspondent for Harper's Bazaar Omid Scobie has said will be in attendance at the christening this weekend, has fuelled speculation that they're up for the roles of godparents.
Meghan's no stranger to Wimbledon, making sure she was there to cheer on Serena in the tournament final last year too, which also marked her first joint appearance with her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, who also attended Wimbledon earlier this week.
Meghan and Kate made their first joint appearance at last year's Wimbledon to watch the final. (Image: Getty)
Meghan and Serena first met at the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami where they reportedly instantly hit it off. Serena and her husband Alexis Ohanian attended Meghan and Harry's historic wedding in May last year and this year in February helped pull off a lavish baby shower for Meghan in New York City.
There was also speculation the Serena would be up for the role of godparent after she paid a visit to Frogmore Cottage to meet Archie at the end of May.
Meghan looked her characteristically stylish self to attend her good friend's second-round match on Thursday. (Image: Getty)
While Meghan is said to be on maternity leave until October, that hasn't stopped her from making a couple of surprise appearances since she gave birth to her and Prince Harry's first child, Archie.
In early June she attended Trooping the Colour celebrate the Queen's birthday and accompanied Harry at the weekend to support his charity the Invictus Games Foundation at the first Major League Softball London Series match.
Meghan looked happy and radiant as she accompanied Harry to support his charity the Invictus Games Foundation last weekend. (Image: Getty)
This weekend Meghan and Harry will hold Archie's christening in a small and private ceremony in the Queen's Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. The couple have chosen to keep the occasion media-free, opting to share their own photos taken by royal photographer Chris Allerton after the baptism.
Late last month it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be embarking on a royal tour of southern Africa in the British spring, where the couple – accompanied by baby Archie – will be visiting South Africa, Malawi, Angola and Botswana.
The trip will make Archie officially the youngest royal to go on an overseas royal tour at just under six months old.