Serena Williams responds to royal wedding reception rumor and reveals her favorite moment of the day
The royal wedding was chock full of A-list guests, including the likes of Tom Hardy, Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, and the cast of Suits. Naturally, they all managed to make a stir.
Victoria Beckham proved to be incapable of cracking a single smile throughout the ceremony, Rick Hoffman's disgusted expression launched a thousand memes, and of course, who can forget Princess Charlotte cheekily sticking her tongue out at the camera?
Now, Serena Williams has attracted the attention of the rumour mill, in regards to her purported antics at the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Tennis champ Serena Williams has opened up about attending the royal wedding two Saturdays ago at St George's Chapel in Windsor and has revealed her favourite part of the ceremony, as well as addressing rumours that she was involved in a beer pong battle at the private evening reception, held at Frogmore House.
Saying that all the speculation was "not even remotely true," she added that she doesn't "even drink beer".
However, the sportswoman, who is largely regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time, admitted that she and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, did have a "big laugh" about the beer pong rumours.
The 36-year-old disclosed that her favourite part of the event was seeing "so much African-American culture." "It was really exciting to see so much African-American culture in the wedding and I was really happy that Meghan wanted to incorporate that into it," she asserted. "It was just a whole cultural shift and change. It was seeing how far African-Americans have come."
"I thought it was an incredibly inspiring and beautiful and really motivating thing. I was so proud of her and so happy for her."
Certainly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials marked a break from royal tradition - and stood in stark contrast to the 2011 ceremony between Prince William and Kate Middleton - in its celebration of African-American culture. The wedding featured a gospel choir and an energetic sermon from Bishop Michael Curry.
Meghan Markle - or the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex - has made her allegiance to her home state of California clear, despite now being a member of the British royal family.
Last Friday, Kensington Palace released Meghan Markle's own royal coat of arms, which according to the Palace was a collaboration between the erstwhile actress and the College of Arms. The breakdown that the Palace provided of Meghan's Coat of Arms was super detailed and included a colourful nod to her place of birth, California.
"The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, while the two golden rays across the shield are symbolic of the sunshine of The Duchess's home state. The three quills represent communication and the power of words," Kensington Palace explained.
"Beneath the shield on the grass sits a collection of golden poppies, California's state flower, and wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.
Well, brace yourself, Kensington Palace. It looks like your newest Duchess has a mind of her own, and good on her for it!