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.
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.
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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