THERE will be a role reversal in Prince Harry’s relationship as the royal may be girlfriend Meghan Markle’s “plus one” to Serena Williams’ wedding later this year.
The 35-year-old American tennis champion is great friends with Suits actress Markle – often showing her public support for the budding humanitarian – recently tweeting her article on women’s menstruation for Time magazine.
And unlike Pippa Middleton, who is rumoured to be finding excuses such as a “no ring, no bring” policy to ward off Markle and the media circus surrounding her and Harry’s romance, Williams has no such fear of being upstaged.
The new royal pairing are said to be top VIP guests for the Wimbledon champion’s eagerly-anticipated nuptials to boyfriend Alexis Ohanian – which will take place sometime this year.
“Serena has told her sister and some pro friends Meghan is definitely getting a “plus one” for Harry. Now the tennis players are even more desperate to ensure they score an invitation for themselves so they can party with royalty.”
“No date has been announced yet but Serena has made it clear who should be keeping their diary free so they can celebrate her big day,” a source told The Sun.
News that Markle and Harry might be the most high-profile guests at Williams’ wedding comes just a few months after the tennis player announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Ohanian.
She announced the great news on Reddit with a short poem after 15 months of dating Ohanian. In the poem, she claimed that her 33-year-old partner proposed at the place they first met during a surprise trip to Rome.