On Wednesday, Meghan Markle arrived in Dubbo wearing the $203 ‘Boss’ oversized blazer from Serena Williams Collection.
Sharing a photo of herself wearing the blazer, Williams wrote: “The face you make when you and Duchess of Sussex Meghan have matching @serena blazers #BeSeenBeHeard Link in bio to shop the collection!”
Williams’ post prompted a mixed reaction from her followers with some accusing the tennis star of taking advantage of her relationship with Meghan.
— Kelly Mathews (@allthingsregal) October 17, 2018
“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,” one person commented.
“Well this goes against Royal protocol,” another commented.
But others argued it was just a case of “friends supporting friends” and it was nice to see Meghan wearing Williams’ blazer.
A photo of Meghan wearing Williams’ blazer features prominently on the fashion label’s website and has already sold out online.
Williams and Meghan have been friends since 2010 after meeting at a Super Bowl party, with the Suits star writing on her blog The Tig that the pair “hit it off immediately”