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

The two duchesses take their seats at Centre Court. Photo: PA

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.

It is the first time Kate and Meghan have carried out a royal engagement without their husbands. Credit: PA
Kate Middleton greeted ball boys and girls before the match. Credit: PA
Kate and Meghan met former Wimbledon ladies champions at a lunch before the match. Credit: PA
On Sunday, Kate and the Duke of Cambridge will watch the men’s singles final on Centre Court. Credit: PA
After her semi-final win on Thursday, Williams hailed her 'wonderful' friendship with Meghan. Credit: PA
The Duchess of Sussex and Gill Brook chat in the Royal Box. Credit: PA
Williams told a post-match press conference that Meghan had been a spectator at her Wimbledon matches in previous years. Credit: PA
The pair were able to watch the end of the men’s semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Credit: PA
The final comes exactly two months after Williams attended Meghan’s wedding. Credit: PA
Serena Williams attended with her husband Alexis Ohanian. Credit: PA