Duchess of Sussex cheers on friend Serena Williams at Wimbledon

The Duchess of Sussex has paid a visit to Wimbledon to watch her friend and tennis superstar Serena Williams in action.

Meghan arrived after play had already started in the American's second round match against Slovenian Kaja Juvan on Court One on Thursday afternoon.

The duchess, wearing an ivory jacket with mid-length sleeves and a stripe pattern over a black top, with blue jeans, was flanked by two female companions as she took her seat among spectators.

While there was no sign of the Duke of Sussex or their baby son Archie, Meghan was spotted wearing a necklace with an 'A' pendant, as well as sunglasses and a Panama hat.

Her visit to the All England Club comes after her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, made her own surprise trip to SW19 on Tuesday.

Kate enjoyed a behind the scenes tour at the Championships and made the rare move of watching part of Brit Harriet Dart's match on an outside court.

Meghan arrived on one of the hottest days of the tournament so far this year, with temperatures expected to reach 26C.

Other famous faces at Wimbledon on Thursday included ex-Chancellor George Osborne, retired broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald and former British tennis player Tim Henman.

Andy Murray, who will be Williams's partner in the mixed doubles competition, is later set to play is first match at Wimbledon in two years as he begins his men's doubles campaign.