Serena Williams ​Designed a "Royal Duchess" Hoodie and Sent One to Meghan Markle

I hope Meghan is wearing it right now to watch Netflix.

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Meghan Markle's fashion sense has influenced everyone (opens in new tab) around her, including tennis pro and BFF Serena Williams. Williams, who has her own fashion line, revealed her "Royal Duchess" hoodie (opens in new tab) was inspired by none other than Meghan herself. (The royal was given the title Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab) after she married Prince Harry on May 19.) On Wednesday, Williams was spotted wearing the red and black cropped hoodie while hanging out with Nicki Minaj—and the $90 piece is still available to buy.

Given that Williams attended the royal wedding (opens in new tab) and is a close friend of Meghan's (the two first met at the 2010 Super Bowl), it makes sense she designed a hoodie (opens in new tab) that said royal on it. Williams, herself, is practically royalty, a.k.a. the queen of tennis. To make the story even sweeter, the athletic shared on Today (opens in new tab) that she even sent a hoodie to Meghan.

While it's doubtful we'll ever see Meghan leave her home in sweatpants (Queen E might have a heart attack), here's hoping she received the hoodie and is chilling in it while watching The Voice Kids (opens in new tab) with Prince Harry on the couch. After all, if a package came from Serena Williams herself, who would dare turn it down?

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Marina Liao
Fashion Editor

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.