- The Duchess of Sussex travelled to New York to support her friend Serena Williams at the 2019 US Open final over the weekend.
- There was no sign of Prince Harry or baby Archie at the match.
- However, Meghan Markle showed they weren’t far from her thoughts, as she wore a gold necklace with the initials “H” and “A” on it.
- She paired the jewellery with a casual $175 denim dress from J Crew, along with a cream blazer.
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Meghan Markle‘s trip to the 2019 US Open final was her first time travelling solo since becoming a mom earlier this year.
However, the Duchess of Sussex showed her husband and newborn weren’t far from her mind, as she wore a necklace with the initials “H” and “A” on it to Saturday’s match.
The duchess wore a $175 denim dress from J Crew to watch her friend Serena Williams play in the final of the tennis tournament on Saturday. She paired the dress, which featured a denim tie-belt, with a cream blazer.
Williams was beaten 6-3, 7-5 by 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu in the final to deny her record-tying 24th major singles championship.
Markle was spotted chatting with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Venus Williams, and Oracene Price before the match started at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York.
Wintour has previously spoken out about the royal, saying she thinks Markle’s style is “inspiring.”
“She’s really bringing modernity to the royal family in a way that is inspiring,” she said.
“I think the image that I have in my mind, which I think so many people from all over the world have in their mind, the Duchess of Sussex walking down the aisle by herself.
“That to me was representative of a modern woman, and then looking at her extraordinarily beautiful and proud mother in the pew, to me that symbolized that this is going to be a different day for the British royal family.”
Markle’s trip to the US tournament was reportedly last-minute, and she is said to have boarded a commercial flight, following the controversy that ensued after she travelled by private jet with Prince Harry last month.
Harry recently defended their actions, saying it was a “unique circumstance to ensure that my family are safe.”
“And if I have to do that, not the decision that I would want to take, but if I have to do that, then I will ensure – as I have done previously and I will continue to make sure that I do – is to balance out the impact that I have,” he added.
“And I’ve always offset my CO2.”