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Michelle Darrisaw
May, 19, 2018

Serena Williams was the epitome of #HairGoals at the royal wedding.

The new mom arrived at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ceremony at Windsor Castle on Saturday, along with her husband Alexis Ohanian, looking like American royalty in a blush pink, draped Versace dress that hugged her curves. But it was her fresh braided ‘do we couldn’t stop staring at.

Just before the wedding, Williams took to Instagram to show off her braided cornrows and thigh-length Senegalese twists, which were pulled up into a high ponytail and topped with a matching, sculptural fascinator. Needless to say, it was a standout cultural moment that was met with praise from both Williams and fans alike on social media.

“Look at my braids, I’m wearing braids! Yasss!” Williams said on her Instagram story, as she documented her wedding-day prep with Ohanian and her daughter.

My 👑

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Markle’s mom Doria Ragland also rocked her locs at the star-studded affair, and 36-year-old Williams gushed about her friendship with Markle as she was getting ready on Instagram.

Hey y’all. My friend’s getting married today,” Williams said. “I’m up super early—well, for me. I’ve known her for so many years, and I’m so happy for her.”

And honestly, we’re happy we just found a new protective style for summer. Slay, queen Serena!