What A Difference: People Are Blown Away By The Comparison Between Meghan Markle's Photos At Serena Williams' Match In 2016 And In 2019

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September 11, 2019 17:25 By Fabiosa

Royal fans in New York City cheered for the Duchess of Sussex when she was there to support her long-time friend Serena Williams at the 2019 US Open.

Serena's tennis match was against Bianca Andreescu of Canada and not only did Meghan invite a special whoop of joy from the crowd, but she also got the attention of fashion mogul Anna Wintour.

2016 vs 2019

As a member of the royal family, it wasn't surprising that the Duchess attracted attention when she came out to the public event. But Meghan hasn't always been a royal. Even though she was a successful actress, she was still not a part of the A-listers that people immediately recognize on sight.

So when she came out to support her friend in 2016, it wasn't to as many cheers from the crowd and she didn't make major headlines. Nothing brings the drastic change her life has undergone into perspective as much as one interesting photo.

In the image at the top, Meghan blended into the crowd. She had on a pair of dark glasses making her virtually unrecognizable. Cameras weren't particularly flashing and even though Anna Wintour was also in the shot, she didn't seem to be that much interested in the former Suits actress.

Now, take a look at how much attention Meghan received in the second image taken recently. Clearly, even the fashion mogul was impressed enough to talk to the royal mom.

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The significance of this photo did not go unnoticed by royal fans. @laurenmeberheart wrote:

I love the contrast now that she is HRH Duchess of Sussex. Meghan seems to be staying the same person but everyone else now suddenly cares and wants to talk to her haha.

@lightedsea commented about how far Meghan has come.

Meghan has come a long way! In that photo in 2016, it is said that she was labeled "incidental people" by a photo agency. Now look at her, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Incidental no more!

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@bouvierlacroix wrote:

Wow things change.

@leudzastrel05 opined that Anna might be a big fan of Meghan's.

I bet Anna is here only to meet Meghan. The way she praise her.

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@mary19513 praised Meghan for showing up for her friend.

Great to see her happy and among her own to support and cheer her friend make history. That’s what friends are for.

@lsexhale pointed out that Anna was much more willing to talk this time around.

Anna looked friendlier this time toward Megan.

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@maggie.m2021 had a guess as to what the designer was telling the royal.

I bet Anna is asking if she and Harry can attend next year's Met Gala. What a triumph that would be for Anna to have Royalty attend.

Truly, Meghan's life has changed in many ways. And royal fans are glad to see how much brighter and happier she looks today.