Serena Williams and Meghan Markle have been friends since 2010, and their chats are still very relatable—even though the latter is now literally a duchess. Take this exchange Williams described to People magazine on Wednesday night (December 5), in which both she and Markle couldn’t stop asking how the other was.
“I’m like, ‘How are you?’ and [Markle is] like, ‘No, how are you?’ and I’m like, ‘You’re so sweet, but I’m really asking – how are YOU?’ ” Williams said.
Sounds like the conversations I have with my best friend, TBH. Williams says this is how Markle has “always been.” “I’m like, ‘Meghan, stop being so nice…you’re the pregnant one, aren’t you supposed to have hormones, why are you so sweet?’” she also told People.
Williams is, of course, referring to the fact Markle is expecting her first child with Prince Harry. Kensington Palace announced this news on social back back in October.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the palace wrote at the time. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”
Markle was very supportive of Williams during her pregnancy in 2017, telling Vogue, “She will be an amazing mom. The very best, because she is so attuned to balancing strength and sensitivity. Plus, given that she is pretty epic at karaoke, I think she’ll put her signature Serena spin on singing lullabies for the baby. I can’t wait for that!”