No, Meghan Markle Didn’t Bring Baby Archie to the U.S. Open

Ever since Meghan Markle flew across the pond to watch her good friend Serena Williams compete in the U.S. Open, we’ve being wondering if it was a solo trip or if she brought along her new son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Well, we finally have answers.

As it turns out, the 6-month-old baby didn’t accompany the 38-year-old duchess on her weekend trip back in September, according to People magazine.

The confusion started earlier this week when tabloids reported that Markle brought little Archie to New York City. The news surprised, well, everyone since we originally thought it was a solo excursion.  

The gossip was a result of an interview that Williams did with Access Hollywood, in which she hinted at an appearance by the royal baby. “[Markle] flew all the way with a newborn to see me play in New York and flew all the way back that night, and I probably couldn’t have done that,” Williams said. “That kind of goes to show you what an amazing person she is.”

As People points out, Williams’s words were likely misconstrued, since Archie was in London with his dad, Prince Harry. When Williams praised Markle for flying to New York with a newborn, she was probably referring to the duchess leaving the baby at home—not taking him with her.

Guess this means Archie will need to make his U.S. debut sooner rather than later.

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