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Royal fans have a mixed reaction to Serena Williams' proud post about Meghan

Royal fans had a mixed reaction to the post

Emmy Griffiths

Royal fans have had a mixed reaction after Serena Williams posted a photo of Meghan Markle wearing a blazer from her fashion collection, and shared a link to the look on her Instagram account. The tennis champion captioned the smiling snap of the Duchess of Sussex alongside a photo of herself in the same blazer, writing: "The face you make when you and Meghan have matching @serena blazers. #BeSeenBeHeard. Link in bio to shop the collection!"

Serena posted a snap of Meghan in the blazer

While some people were delighted to see the jacket, with one person commenting: "You ladies are so amazing... So glad the youngsters have ladies like you to look up to," with another adding: "This is so wonderful. I love to see women supporting each other," others were critical that Serena would use her friendship with Meghan to promote her collection. One person wrote: "Cashing in on your friendship this way is terrible. Serena should not be using a member of the British Royal Family as a clothes horse for her range," while another person tweeted: "I hope Kensington Palace or Duchess Meghan asks Serena to remove the posting. It's different when a company or person who doesn't have a personal connection to the Royal uses it as a marketing tool, but considering how close Serena and her are, it doesn't sit well with me."

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Serena has previously opened up about her friendship with Meghan while chatting on Australian news show The Project. Speaking about the royal, she said: "We were actually just texting each other this morning. We have known each other for a long time, but we really are relying on each other a lot recently." Speaking about Meghan's royal wedding to Prince Harry, she added: "I felt like we were literally watching history. I feel like in a few years, when I look back at that moment, it's just going to be so historic. It's gonna be something people never forget."

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