Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stepped out in public together for the first time sans husbands, and from all accounts, the duchesses’ day out looks like a ton of fun: They headed to Wimbledon to watch Markle’s bud Serena Williams take on the Ladies’ Singles Final.
The royal sisters-in-law have been spotted with Princes Harry and William plenty of times, but they left the boys at home for this match. (Prince Harry and Markle just came back from a two-day tour in Dublin, so maybe some girl time was in order.)
Both of them appeared in chic coordinated outfits, with Markle in a striped, blue-and-white Ralph Lauren blouse and Middleton in a dress that seems to be a Jenny Packham design. Markle also wore a white straw boater hat that looks reminiscent of one she wore at Wimbledon back in 2016, which is around the time she met Prince Harry. As Elle points out, at that Wimbledon match, she was photographed chatting with Ralph Lauren PR rep Violet von Westenholz, who was the person to eventually set her up with her future husband. That makes her Ralph Lauren nod even sweeter: Her return to Wimbledon is the first time she’s attended the tennis tournament as a royal.
People reports that before the match, they said hi to several former female tennis champions and talked with some of the ball girls and boys to learn more about the tournament. The Wimbledon Foundation also tweeted several photos of Markle and Middleton meeting with Tia Clarke, the 11-year-old girl who did the coin toss for the match.
All available photographic evidents points to Markle and Middleton having a ball (ha) at the match, which makes us confident they’ll keep hanging out and achieving royal friendship goals.