Serena Williams has shared particulars about her buddy Meghan Markle’s royal wedding ceremony, and why her coiffure for the Duchess of Sussex’s big day took “all night”.
The 40-year-old tennis champion opened up about her outfit for the 2018 royal wedding ceremony in a video for Vogue, the place she regarded again on a few of her most iconic seems. At one level, she mirrored on the pink gown and jewels she wore to the nuptials as she admired a photograph of herself and husband, Alexis Ohanian, at Windsor Castle.
“I love this image,” she stated. “This is at the royal wedding, when my friend Meghan married Harry.”
She then mirrored on the coiffure she wore for the event, telling Vogue: “What’s so iconic about this is I was like: ‘Royal wedding? I’m definitely wearing braids.’”
Williams additionally described the “long process” of braiding her hair with the assistance of a number of stylists, and the way it was “so worth it”.
“All night, they were braiding my hair,” she defined. “It was two or three girls braiding my hair, and I was so tired. I was like: ‘I’m going to sleep.’ So I lie down and then they just kept braiding until the morning, and they finally finished.”
“It was a very long process, but it was so worth it,” she added.
After applauding her husband’s look and noting that he “looks a lot younger” within the image, Williams famous how British model is “definitely different” from that of Americans.
“Women have to wear fascinators, which are hats,” she stated. “I really like that they name ‘em fascinators.”
Williams first became friends with Meghan back in 2010, after meeting at a party to celebrate the Super Bowl. The pair have continued to support each other on multiple occasions, as Meghan has watched Williams play at Wimbledon and the US Open.
The Grand Slam winner has also previously spoken out about their bond and how much she admires the duchess. Following Meghan’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in July 2021, Williams praised her long-time buddy’s “confidence” and “selflessness,” earlier than describing her because the “strongest person” she is aware of.
“Meghan is a great person and I think the epitome of strength, the epitome of confidence, the epitome of selflessness and the epitome of everything is just her and everything that she’s gone through,” she stated.
“I just think that she is the strongest person I know. I don’t know anyone else that could handle everything on such a global scale the way that she’s had to handle things that are just untrue, minute after minute,” the tennis participant added.