Serena Williams Sends Meghan Markle Specially-Made Pieces From Her Fashion Line

Now that's true friendship.

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When it comes to her fashion line, Serena Williams has a strong group of supporters in her corner. She has her sister Venus (opens in new tab), who also designs clothing, her husband, her daughter Olympia (who is featured on her website (opens in new tab)), and her best friends. One pal, in particular, has shown her support for Williams' clothing line, Serena (opens in new tab), all the way from Australia: Meghan Markle.

Back in October, on day two of the royal tour (opens in new tab), the Duchess of Sussex arrived at the Dubbo airport in Australia with Prince Harry. She was photographed wearing a Maison Kitsuné (opens in new tab) white collared shirt, Outland jeans (opens in new tab), black suede J.Crew boots, and an oversize plaid blazer. That last piece was from the Serena line (opens in new tab), and though Meghan never publicly commented on the blazer, the Duchess of Sussex knew she would be photographed in the outfit, and those pictures seen around the globe—a major publicity moment for her dear friend. The tennis star, subsequently, thanked her friend on Instagram.

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Over the weekend, I chatted with Williams about her new collection featuring extended sizes (opens in new tab), and inquired about the blazer. When asked how she felt that day, Williams told me:

"We were all just coming out of a photoshoot for the brand when we heard that Meghan wore our line. We had sent stuff to her awhile ago, so we were excited to see it. I've known her for years and it's cool to see your friend help you out without even trying. She just wanted to look good and wear a blazer. The next thing you know it's our blazer. I was like 'Meghan, thanks!' And she was like 'why are you thanking me? We’re friends!'"

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The duo's friendship can be traced back to 2010, at the Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, where they reportedly first met and hit it off. Eight years later, Williams was by her friend's side as she got married. (If you recall, she attended the royal wedding in this stunning pink Atelier Versace ensemble (opens in new tab) back on May 19.)

Though we rarely see the two together in public, there's no doubt the women still have each other on their minds. As if to confirm this unbreakable bond, Williams says, "Since that blazer sold out, now we just have special pieces that are specifically made for Meghan and we send those to her. It's been fun creating them." (Can someone find me a friend like this, please?) 

Since Williams didn't reveal what she's making for Meghan (maybe it's a pair of trousers or another "royal" hoodie (opens in new tab)?), it's up to you, my royal fans, to keep tabs on the next Serena piece spotted on the Duchess. And, since the blazer has completely sold out, thanks to the Meghan Effect (opens in new tab), I picked out some other pieces I bet MM would love.

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Marina Liao
Fashion Editor

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, 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.