Let's discuss the celebrity friendships I'd like to insert myself into. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, naturally. Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. And on Saturday, I was reminded of another duo on the list, when Meghan Markle and Serena Williams watched Prince Harry's polo match together in their first public catch-up since the Royal Wedding. While there's many, many reasons to envy the Duchess of Sussex, her friendship with icon Serena Williams is definitely in the top 10. Ladies, I won't pretend to understand polo, but could I maybe tag along next time?
The pair took to the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, where both Princes Harry and William played (and won) in the charity event supporting Child Bereavement UK and Tusk Trust, as Hello reports. Also in attendance was Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, with whom she shares daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.
I'd be remiss to mention a Meghan outing without the requisite breakdown of her ever-flawless style. The Duchess wore a belted gingham shirt dress to the event, paired with some familiar accessories. So what's the lowdown on the gorgeous ensemble — and is any of it available to purchase?
Let's start with the dress. According to Vogue, Meghan's sleeveless gingham midi is by the New York brand Shoshanna — and unsurprisingly, it's already sold out. According to Glamour, the dress retailed for around $280 and was previously available via Amazon.
How about the hat? If you're thinking that it looks familiar, you're not wrong — it looks an awful lot like Meghan's beloved Madewell Panama hat, which Vogue spotted her wearing in Texas a year ago. It’s a sweet, nostalgic moment for longterm Meghan style spotters: it’s been one of the Duchess’s style staples since her Suits days. There's good news and bad news: firstly, the hat's technically available in the UK via the Madewell website, but before you get too excited, allow me to burst your bubble: it's currently sold out. Forgive me, I beg you!
Finally, the sandals. Meghan's brown leather lace-ups were the Grear style from Sarah Flint, and if you’re looking to mirror her covetable style, the sandals are a good place to start: according to Marie Claire, she's been spotted in them three times before. She's loyal to the brand, too: Marie Claire adds that she's worn their styles over 25 times. It's another US brand, unfortunately, and they're all but sold out in Meghan's preferred colour and material, but you can get a hold of them on Farfetch in the event of a restock.
So, back to the polo. The event took place two days before Wimbledon, Williams' first since the birth of aforementioned baby Alexis Olympia. Could we see Meghan cheer her on on the courts? A BFF outing to celebrate the tennis GOAT would be pretty cute — plus, I wouldn't turn down a look-see at the Duchess' centre court ensembles.