There's always been something about the royal family that we simply can't get enough of. Whether it's their constant grace and glamor or simply the fact that we don't have our own clan of Royals, there's something about them that has always had us hooked.
And when one of our own moved into Buckingham Palace, we've felt more connected to the royals than ever before. Until recently, that is.
After an unprecedented split from the royal family earlier this month, the press has been hounding Meghan and friends to find out what's going on behind the scenes.
But Meg's friend, tennis star Serena Williams, proved her worth this week, shutting down a reporter who tried to pry.
Let's start from the beginning...
via: GettyMeghan reportedly met Prince Harry when a mutual friend set the pair up on a blind date while she was visiting London back in 2016.
Though Harry had apparently never heard of the actress when he first met her.interview together, Prince Harry sheepishly admitted that he had "never, never even heard of" his now-wife. Awkward...
But the pair hit it off immediately.Though they initially kept their relationship under wraps for the first 6 months, the couple began appearing in public together, and the world was struck by their natural chemistry.
It wasn't all smooth sailing for the actress, though.
via: GettyThe Brits really weren't impressed with the presence of an American in their royal family, were they? Though the majority of people welcomed Meghan with open arms, she was still subject to torrents of horrendous abuse, from both the public and the press.
Kensington Palace was forced to release a statement...
Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Ma… https://t.co/6KgnuDlXOk— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)1478599888.0
Despite the abuse, Meghan stuck by Prince Harry.
via: GettyAnd they announced their engagement the following year. Speaking in an interview with Vanity Fair before their engagement, Meghan had gushed about their relationship. “We’re a couple," she explained. “We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy."
The couple got married the following year.In May 2018, the world watched in awe as Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot in a lavish ceremony fit for a queen... Literally. As is of royal tradition, the pair wed in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in London.
And the highly-anticipated pregnancy announcement came shortly after...
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is ex… https://t.co/Eme5kqAD3m— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)1539589174.0
People were understandably very excited.
now that meghan markle is pregnant we all need to emotionally prepare ourselves for the Cutest Child In All Of Huma… https://t.co/pYNarkQUhS— emma lord (@emma lord)1539592164.0
And Baby Sussex finally arrived.On May 6th 2019, Harry and Meghan welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Though the couple have taken a less royal approach with the arrival of Archie.Rather than giving birth in St. Mary's Hosptial in London, where generations of royal women have delivered their children, Meghan and Harry opted for a private home birth at Frogmore Cottage instead.
And they didn't reveal their new addition immediately.
They have remained notoriously private.
And this month, a shock announcement was made.Harry and Meghan decided to step back as members of the royal family amidst a barrage of continual negative press. Read all about that, here.
And amidst all the drama, the press has been desperately searching for insight.Including approaching her closest friends to comment on the situation - none other than tennis star Serena Williams.
Meghan and Serena has a longstanding friendship.
via: Hello MagazineThey met at the 2010 Superbowl in Miami, and reportedly hit it off from the get-go. Speaking in a Q&A for DIRECTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl, Meghan discussed how they met, "We hit it off immediately, taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing in, and chatting not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old fashioned girly stuff. So began our friendship."
Williams actually co-organized the baby shower with Meghan's long-term friend, Genevieve Hillis.
via: GettyThough details of the baby shower have been kept tightly under wraps, Serena spoke briefly about the event to Business of Fashion: "Planning something like that takes a lot of effort. I’m a perfectionist, so I’m like, 'Let’s make it perfect,'" she told the outlet. "It’s been a lot the last few days."
It sounded like a lavish event.
via: GettyThe shower took place at the Grand Penthouse of the Mark Hotel; it included a flower arranging lesson by floral designer, Lewis Miller, and featured food from Michelin-star chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
And Serena has proven she's a great pal to have around.Well, you'd never expect anything less from this absolute queen, would you?
Because, in spite of hounding by the press...Serena seems determined to keep quiet - and to stand up for her pal.
This week, she's playing at the Australian Open.
via: Getty ImagesAnd obviously, rather than talking about tennis, reporters just wanted a comment about Meghan.
"Megxit" has really rocked the boat.
via: Getty ImagesBut when approached by New York Times writer Ben Rothenberg, Serena would not take the bait.
Serena was asked about Meg's "extraordinary and historic" move.And her response? "Yeah. I have absolutely no comments on anything with that."
In fact, she even called the reporter out."But good try. You tried. You did good." Nice.
Check out the video...
via: Daily MailWow. Well done, Serena.