When it comes to her friends, Meghan Markle is lucky to have a close group of best friends to rely on — especially now that she’s a member of the royal family. And one friend in particular, Priyanka Chopra is especially supportive of Meghan’s new life. Take a closer look at Meghan Markle and Priyanka’s relationship, ahead.
Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra’s friendhsip started in 2016. | Priyanka Chopra via Instagram
Inside Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship
The Duchess of Sussex is reportedly ultra-close with actress and the future Mrs. Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra. Below, take a closer look at Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship, including how they met and why Meghan won’t be attending Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding this weekend.
They met at the 2016 ELLE Women in Television dinner
Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra’s relationship began in 2016 — the same year Meghan met Prince Harry — at the annual ELLE Women in Television dinner. And, the two allegedly hit it off immediately. “We bonded as actors,” Priyanka told People. “We just became friends, like two girls would,” she added.
Priyanka thinks Meghan is an ‘icon’
As it turns out, royal fans aren’t the only ones who think the Duchess of Sussex is iconic. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Priyanka raced about her friend, calling her an icon and someone both young girls and women “can look up to.”
Meghan says they ‘clicked’ right away
In an interview with India West, Meghan talked about the first time the women met and explained just how easy their relationship is. “And you know when you meet someone and you just ‘click’ … It was just an easy, natural progression,” she stated.
They try to see each other whenever they’re in the same city
Despite living in different countries (and very different lives), Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra likely still keep in touch. Before she was a member of royalty, Meghan told India West, “we’ve managed to keep in touch via email and text, and try to see each other whenever we’re both in the same town.”
Priyanka thinks Meghan is a breath of fresh air for the royal family
Much like the rest of the world, Priyanka thinks her friend is one of the best things to happen to the royal family. “I don’t think anybody else would be able to do it the way she will,” she told Harper’s Bazaar Arabia ahead of the royal wedding. “She’s just right for it,” she added. In addition to her praise, she went on to explain why Meghan is so unique, stating: “She’s normal, she’s sweet, she’s nice, she thinks about the world, wants to change it and this was even before any of this happened,” she explained. “So I do think Meghan being a part of the royal family is a big step in the direction of so many things; of women, of feminism, of diversity, or race, of the monarchy versus everyone else. It’s a beautiful step in the right direction.”
Priyanka Chopra was one of the many celebrities in attendance on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding day. Following their nuptials, she took to social media to praise her friend, stating: “Every once in a while there is a moment when time stands still … that happened today. You my friend were the epitome of grace, love, and beauty. Every choice made at this wedding by you both will go down in history, not just because it was your wedding, but because this incredible wedding stood for change and hope … both things that the world needs desperately,” she wrote. “Thank you for being the perfect picture of all things good. Seeing your union and love blessed in front of my eyes made me so happy … and tear up! I wish you both love happiness and togetherness always,” she concluded.
Meghan will not be attending Priyanka’s wedding
Even though her friend attended the royal wedding, Meghan will not be attending Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding — which allegedly takes place this weekend in India. According to Entertainment Tonight, the Duchess of Sussex is laying low in the second trimester of her pregnancy. “Meghan isn’t trying to travel as much as she is pregnant,” a source close to the royal family told the outlet. “But Priyanka and Nick are extremely happy because their closest friends and family are in India to celebrate their marriage,” they added.
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