Meghan Markle has officially been a part of the British royal family since May 2018 when she wed Prince Harry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in the U.K. Since then, she has been known to chart her own path and do things her own way, which was certainly evident early on Friday morning when the Duchess of Sussex flew commercial to New York City by herself.

Leaving Prince Harry and baby Archie Harrison behind, the royal decided to take the solo trip in order to watch her friend Serena Williams compete at the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium. As stated by The Times, the weekend trip was "last-minute," but the former "Suits" actress is "excited to support her friend, and then come back."

According to InStyle, this marks the second time this year that Meghan has opted to temporarily leave her royal life behind and visit NYC. In February, she came to the U.S. to attend her baby shower.

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However, the recent reports state that the Duchess is only planning on staying in NYC 48 hours. On Saturday, she will supposedly watch Williams as she plays against opponent Bianca Andreescu in the U.S. Open final as she goes for her 24th Grand Slam singles title. At that point, she will head back to her home in London. 

This will be the first time that Meghan has been away from Archie since he was born on May 6, so she is rumored to be taking advantage of the time. As noted by host Savannah Guthrie on "TODAY," the royal is also expected to attend a yoga class during her trip.

meghan markle Meghan Markle attends the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva on Feb. 28, 2018, in London. Photo: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images