Why Meghan didn’t stick around with Kate and Pippa at Wimbledon

The Duchess made a swift exit after the women's final
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Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton stepped out together at Wimbledon last weekend to watch the Women’s Final, with the royal trio laughing and chatting throughout the match between Serena Williams and Simona Halep. 

But the party of three broke up suddenly when Duchess Meghan made a swift exit from their girls’ day out, leaving the sisters behind. 


According to, Meghan ditched Kate and Pippa at 3.30pm, leaving the tennis club just half an hour after her pal, Serena, was defeated in the match. 

Whereas Kate and her sister Pippa stayed until around 6.30pm, so that they could watch the Men’s Doubles Final. 

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While Meghan’s early exit could reignite rumours of a rift between the royals, it’s more likely that the Duchess of Sussex was keen to return home to her new baby, Archie.

And as a patron of the All England Tennis Club, Kate would have been expected to stay to watch the final matches of the day as part of her duties.

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Aside from caring for 10-week-old Archie, Meghan may have left early to speak to her friend Serena after her unexpected defeat. 

The Duchess also had royal engagements on the Sunday, which saw her attend the European premiere of The Lion King with her husband, Prince Harry

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Former actress Meghan, who is on maternity leave following the birth of son Archie, waved at waiting crowds as she arrived with her husband in London’s Leicester Square.

The couple met with fans and celebrities, including Beyonce, at the premiere event

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