Click the button for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic and how it is impacting the royals

The Sussexes

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

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday to support her friend Serena Williams who was playing on Court 1.

Meghan, who gave birth to her first child only a couple of months ago, cheered Serena on to victory against her  Slovenian opponent, Kaja Juvan.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion said that she knew Meghan was going to be watching her second round match at the championships, adding that it was great to have her support.

She said: “It’s always exciting when she comes out to watch and support the tennis… so I was happy.”

In the post-match press conference, Serena revealed that she would not be attending Archie’s christening on Saturday because she is competing in the tournament.

When asked whether she would teach Archie tennis one day, she joked that she is busy enough working teaching the secrets of the game to her own daughter.

Sat next to the Duchess of Sussex at Wimbledon on Thursday were two of Meghan’s old university friends from her time at Northwestern University in the USA.

Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis were at the game, and are also expected to attend Archie’s christening on Saturday, perhaps giving a hint as to who the godparents will be.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony on Saturday 6th July.

The young royal will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.

As expected, the event will be a thoroughly private affair. Details of guests attending the service, as well as who the godparents shall be, will not be disclosed.

Some images will be shared shortly after the ceremony, however.