There’s no hiding the fact that speculators have tossed, turned, dressed, and ignited flames upon rumors of royal tension. These have ranged from rumors about drama between the two Duchesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, the two Dukes William and Harry, the Dukes and their grandmother, the heirs to the throne regarding the succession, and not surprisingly, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her relationship with friends from before she became a part of the royal family.
Particularly, rumors have been circulating about a potential feud between Meghan Markle and her long time best friend Priyanka Chopra. When it was time for Meghan Markle to say her vows to Prince Harry, Priyanka Chopra was noted and highlighted as one of the most awaited guests at the ceremony, arriving in one of the most stylish looks of the day. However, when it came time for Meghan to return the favor and show up at Priyanka Chopra’s wedding to Nick Jonas at the end of last year, Meghan was nowhere to be seen. This was speculated to be either because of tight protocol as a new Duchess or due to the fact that she was pregnant at the time. Another, more appetizing claim though was that there was some drama brewing between Priyanka and the Duchess and that that’s why she was not present at Priyanka and Nick’s nuptials.
These rumors only caught more fire as other events down the road portrayed a drift between the two ladies as well. While Meghan kept close in touch with Amal Clooney and some other ladies from her past friendships with frequent visits and meetups, Priyanka who was her best friend was not on the major guest list since Meghan took on her new role. What’s more is that when Meghan Markle flew back to the states for her baby shower and go around back in her home town before she’s back in England to give birth, she was surprised with a star studded baby shower at which all her close and moderately close friends were there but Priyanka was not present. This only added more heat to the issue but it’s unlike a Duchess to speak out and clarify the matter so it took for Priyanka to weigh in to really clear the air with us.
When Priyanka Chopra took the stand at Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, she brought out her own two cents on the issue. A fan from the crows prompted:
“Are the rumors true that you were upset that Meghan Markle skipped your wedding to Nick Jonas?”
Then Andy Cohen added his own fuel to the fire, saying:
“They said you didn’t go to her baby shower because you were pissed at her.”
And this is what Priyanka Chopra burst out saying immediately:
“Oh my God, no, it’s not true.”
Besides this, a private source also told E! News that
“All the rumors that Priyanka and Meghan aren’t friends anymore are totally not true. Priyanka and Meghan are still very close friends and they talk frequently. Meghan confides in Priyanka about the adjustments she has to make with being a royal. Just because Priyanka didn’t go to the shower, or that Meghan couldn’t come to her wedding(s), doesn’t mean anything about their friendship. They’re still very close friends and Meghan considers Priyanka one of her closest confidants.”
It can’t get any clearer than this, and all those speculating upon the demise of the friendship between Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra can lay it all to rest for good.