According to sources, Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra met at a gala event for women in television Quantico in 2016 when they were both stars of famous TV programmes. The two ladies, who were roughly the same age, were also drawn together by their similar passions for performing, humanitarian work, and gender equality.
“As performers, we connected.” Chopra, 36, one among India’s most popular and highest-paid actresses, told People in 2017: “We just became friends, as two girls would.”
According to Bustle, the Miss World 2000 also stood up for Meghan, 37, when she was subjected to heavy scrutiny by the international media after being recognised as Prince Harry’s girlfriend.
“Priyanka was crushed,” a source told Page Six.
Because of this snub, the Bollywood star, who is best known in the United States for his role on ABC’s “Quantico,” opted not to attend Meghan’s baby shower in New York City last week.
Serena Williams and Amal Clooney co-hosted the tiny but opulent shower in a $75,000-per-night penthouse room at The Mark Hotel, putting Chopra in A-list company.
According to Page Six, Chopra’s reason for missing Meghan’s shower was that she was “bogged down” in Los Angeles with meetings for a book she is writing. However, it appears that she might have booked those meetings around a trip to New York for what turned out to be the Century’s Biggest Baby Shower.
Chopra, meanwhile, reportedly skipped the shower even though she was still upset by Meghan’s decision to forgo her wedding, according to Page Six.
Meghan didn’t even attend Chopra’s wedding because she was pregnant, according to Us Weekly in December. Despite her pregnancy, she travelled to New York City for five days to behave her shower and to see friends, as well as to Morocco for a three-day royal visit over the past weekend.
To be fair to a mother-to-be, attending Chopra’s wedding to Jonas would have required a significant time commitment, not simply to fly back and forth between the UK and India. Chopra and Jonas married in a four-day event that included a traditional Hindu ceremony, as well as a western wedding.