AceShowbiz - Serena Williams is refusing to answer inquiries about the recent royal drama involving best friend Meghan Markle. The 38-year-old tennis star got the question about the Duchess and husband Prince Harry's British royal family exit during a press conference after her Australian Open win against Anastasia Potapova.
Serena could be seen calmly listening when she was asked about her feelings about Meghan's "extraordinary and historic" decision. The athlete was also asked if she had spoken to the former "Suits" star following the royal family exit, to which Serena responded, "Yeah, I have absolutely no comments on anything with that."
"But, good try," she added, smiling. "You tried. You did good."
In related news, Meghan was recently photographed looking beaming as she went on a hike in Horth Hill Regional Park outside Vancouver on Monday, January 20. The Duchess of Sussex was joined by her son 8-month-old Archie and her two dogs, black lab Oz and beagle Guy.
During the outing, the 38-year-old beauty was clad in black leggings and a light matching jacket. She protected herself from the chilly weather with rubber lace-up ankle boots, made for outdoor hiking on wet trails, and green cap. Meanwhile, her baby was bundled up and strapped to her chest. It seems like Meghan is truly enjoying her new freedom with how big her smile was in the photos.
Harry and Meghan made headlines after announcing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 their intention to "step back" as senior royals, while fully intending to "become financially independent" after streamlining their role within the institution. They went on to launch their new sussexroyal.com website, outlining their plans for the future, which include splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.
Queen Elizabeth II announced that Harry and Meghan will quit using their "royal highness" titles, and be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as part of the official agreement that will take effect in the "spring of 2020."