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Meghan Markle and Serena Williams Hung Out in NYC

Meghan Markle. Photo: Jackson Lee/GC Images

After having a very New York City day complete with a trip to the Met Breuer museum and Ladurée in Soho, Meghan Markle reunited with close friend Serena Williams for a very NYC dinner at Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar restaurant.

On Tuesday night, Meghan and Serena got together for a meal. They were also joined by Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney and another of the duchess’s good friends, Markus Anderson (who supposedly helped set up her first date with Prince Harry). Meghan and Serena, you may recall, have been friends since 2010, and according to Serena, have only grown closer since they’ve both experienced “media scrutiny.”

Serena Williams. Photo: James Devaney/GC Images

Meghan stepped out for dinner in a monochrome ensemble befitting of a true New Yorker: a navy Victoria Beckham coat (the same one she wore on Christmas Day at Sandringham) paired with black Hatch maternity jeans, black Tamara Mellon boots, and a black Stella McCartney bag, accessorized with a black scarf.

Photo: Jackson Lee/GC Images

The Duchess of Sussex apparently flew into the city on Friday for her baby shower, which will reportedly be hosted by Serena at the Mark Hotel on Wednesday. The event has a guest list of 15 of Meghan’s closest friends, including her former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer and designer Misha Nonoo.

With Meghan and Prince Harry’s baby due to arrive in April, it’s the perfect time for her to reunite with her best friends before she settles into her new home at Frogmore Cottage. And given all of the negative rumors that Meghan has faced recently, it was nice to see her having a nice time with her closest pals.

This post has been updated throughout.

Meghan Markle and Serena Williams Hung Out in NYC