Serena Williams Has A "Badass Women" List And Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge Is Number 1

Date June 28, 2018

When Kate Middleton stepped out of the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in April just seven hours after giving birth to Prince Louis, fans of the royal family were more than surprised. To crown the excitement, the Duchess looked absolutely fabulous, nothing like what many people expect of someone who just delivered a baby.


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Although some people feel her appearance may have sent wrong signals to women, the suggestions were that Kate Middleton probably had less to worry about after giving birth and could afford to look good, others find it a welcome change to the usually bedraggled look women wear.


The pictures of the Duchess got the attention of another royal, none other than the undisputed queen of tennis, Serena Williams. The multiple Grand Slam winner actually thinks quite highly of Kate Middleton.

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In an interview with InStyle, Serena was asked for her list of “badass women”. And her response said it all.

Well, obviously Beyoncé. That goes unsaid. Rihanna goes unsaid. Kate Middleton!


But, Serena said that Kate Middleton was at the top of the list largely because of her appearance just hours after delivery. Laura Brown who interviewed Williams asked,

Could you imagine having a baby and then, right after, you put on makeup and go out to greet the public?

Serena’s response was pretty emphatic.

No. And she was… standing! So she's officially No. 1.

Both royals may not be besties but they are not strangers. In 2016, the Duchess made her first ever appearance on Snapchat thanks to Williams. The duo met briefly after Williams won her Wimbledon semi-final on July 7.

She was also a guest at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, accompanied by her husband, Alexis Ohanian. It is likely she got to chat with the Duchess at the event as the guest list was quite small compared to Prince William’s wedding.

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