In Pictures: Meghan and Kate ditch the boys to cheer on Serena at Wimbledon

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The Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge had prime seats in the Royal Box to watch Serena Williams play in a 10th Wimbledon singles final.

Meghan is a close friend of Williams, who was playing Angelique Kerber for the title, while Kate is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and a long-standing fan of Wimbledon.

Kate and Meghan at Wimbledon
It is the first time Kate and Meghan have carried out a royal engagement without their husbands (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Wimbledon 2018 – Day Twelve – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Kate and Meghan met former Wimbledon ladies champions at a lunch before the match (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Meghan and Kate take their seats
After her semi-final win on Thursday, Williams hailed her “wonderful” friendship with Meghan (Steve Paston/PA)

Meghan and Kate at Wimbledon
Williams told a post-match press conference that Meghan had been a spectator at her Wimbledon matches in previous years ( /PA)

Serena Williams at the royal wedding
The final comes exactly two months after Williams attended Meghan’s wedding (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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