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Meghan hails Serena Williams for ‘making pregnancy look s*xy’ as she opens up on struggles

MEGHAN MARKLE has praised her long-time friend, Serena Williams, as the pair opened up about their experiences of pregnancy on the Duchess of Sussex’s new podcast

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, unveiled her hotly-anticipated Spotify collaboration on Tuesday after a deal with the streaming giant was announced in 2020. The first episode of “Archetypes” featured tennis legend and personal friend of the Duchess, Serena Williams.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in May 2019.

The couple announced Meghan’s pregnancy shortly after they tied the knot at Windsor in 2018.

Meghan and Harry announced the imminent arrival of their second child, Lilibet Diana, on Valentine’s Day 2021.

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Serena was Meghan’s first guest on her new podcast (Image: Getty/DirecTV)

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Serena welcomes Olympia in 2017 (Image: Getty)

A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

One-year-old Lilibet was born in June last year.

Serena Williams, who is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, announced the birth of their daughter, Alexis “Olympia” Ohanian Jr, in 2017.

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Meghan and Harry welcomed Archie and Lilibet in 2019 and 2021 (Image: Alexi Lubomirski/Duke and Duchess of Sussex)

Speaking to Meghan, Serena recalled how she “loved being pregnant”, whereas Meghan recounted how “tired” she felt before giving birth.

Meghan told Serena: “You made pregnancy look so s*xy. I just waddled around.

“I was just tired. So tired. Oh my god.”

Serena also said how she attempted to delay becoming a mother as long as possible in favour of advancing her career.

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Meghan watching Serena play at the US Open (Image: Getty)

She told Meghan: “I really want to expand my family, and you know I’ve been putting it off for so long, and as a woman there’s only so long you can put that off and other people out there, other men out there, can continue to play.”

Meghan also revealed that Archie’s bedroom caught fire while the Duke and Duchess were away during their 2019 trip to South Africa.

She recalled: “The moment we landed, we had to drop [Archie] off at this housing unit that they had had us staying in. He was going to get ready to go down for his nap.

She added: “We finish the engagement, we get in the car and they say, ‘There’s been a fire at the residence. There’s been a fire in the baby’s room’.

“We get back, and our amazing nanny Lauren is in floods of tears. She was supposed to put Archie down for his nap and she just said: ‘You know what? Let me just go get a snack downstairs.'”

She added: “In that amount of time that she went downstairs, the heater in the nursery caught on fire.

“There was no smoke detector. Someone happened to just smell smoke down the hallway, went in, fire extinguished. He was supposed to be sleeping in there.”