“MEGHAN Markle snubbed best mate Serena Williams’ baby shower – to kiss Prince Harry at the polo. The tennis ace and close pals were partying in Miami this weekend to celebrate the fact she is pregnant. There were even suggestions last night that it doubled up as both a baby shower and bridal shower – as Serena is also marrying fiance Alexis Ohanian. But Meghan, 35, missed the chance to lavish gifts on her pal because her first public appearance with her prince was already in the diary.
“A source said: ‘Meghan had been planning to go to Miami this weekend for Serena’s shower. The girls are really close and Serena was looking forward to seeing her. But at the last minute Meg bailed and went to see Harry in the UK instead.’
“Meghan watched Harry, 32, play at the Audi Polo Challenge near Ascot two days running – and on Sunday they stole a kiss after the match finished. The move was a key vote of confidence in their relationship ahead of Pippa Middleton’s wedding on May 20. It is expected Meghan will make an appearance – which will be a major step forward for their relationship – with speculation mounting there may be more wedding bells in the near future. The suits actress has taken time out of her filming schedule – meaning she has ensured she will be free that weekend.
“Serena kept a low profile for the baby shower – but posted cryptically on Twitter on Saturday: ‘This is a good weekend.'”
I’m trying to think about how I would feel if this story were about a different woman, because right now I’m having a hard time caring about this. Maybe it’s because I don’t think Meghan and Serena are all that close (Meghan claimed they were on The Tig, but still)? Maybe it’s because I don’t really trust The Sun? Or maybe it’s because I would totally bail on a baby shower to go bang a ginger prince, too (because baby showers are boring to me, and I’d rather congratulate my friend one-on-one so I get more time with her).