Meghan Markle took a solo trip over the weekend to see her friend Serena Williams compete in the U.S. Open final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. Due to the negative press the Duchess of Sussex has faced, including criticism regarding her reported $500,000 baby shower, the royal was supposedly "desperate" to keep her recent trip to the United States as low-key as possible.

According to Page Six, Meghan took a commercial flight from London to NYC in order to see Williams compete in person. She additionally opted to wear a denim dress from J. Crew that retails for $118. This decision symbolizes to some fans of the British royal family that she was straying away from making certain choices on the trip that would seem "flashy," which is something that the royals have been known to be mindful of in the past.

"After all of the big fanfare of her trip for her two-day baby shower, where paparazzi followed her every move and staked out The Mark Hotel to catch Meghan, her famous friends and the array of gifts arriving, it seems Meghan has learned her lesson," revealed a royal insider.

Continuing, they added that she "was determined to keep everything very low-key and as under-the-radar as possible."

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Meghan's New York trip reportedly included other things as well, including attending a yoga class and catching up with Daniel Martin, who was the makeup artist responsible for her look at her May 19, 2018 wedding to Prince Harry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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Duchess Meghan Markle is pictured on Feb. 24, 2019, in Asni, Morocco. Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images