Are Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle Still Friends? A Look Back At How They Met
Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle have been close friends for the past three years.
Throughout their friendship, the two celebrities have supported each other and have remained by each other’s sides as they went through huge milestones in their lives.
Now that both women are happily married, they have been putting work obligations as well as their families before everything else. Even their friendship.
Does this mean that Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle are no longer friends?
Meghan and Priyanka keep in touch regularly
For the past three years, Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have been close friends ever since meeting for the first time at the Women in Television event in January 2016.
Sources revealed that the two actresses immediately hit it off and thought highly of each other.
In July 2016, Meghan Markle shared what she thought of her and Chopra’a friendship with Press Trust of India.
Markle even went into detail about their first time meeting, “Priyanka is unbelievable. She has become a really good friend. ELLE Magazine in the U.S. hosted a dinner celebrating Women in TV, and we met that night — turns out that she really likes Suits.”
Meghan Markle added, “And you know when you meet someone and you just ‘click’… It was just an easy, natural progression. 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.”
They’ve always supported each other
Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have established that they have a lot in common.
Their love for humanitarian work and gender equality are things these two celebrities pride themselves on and what many think was how Chopra and Markle connected during their first meeting.
Since becoming friends, Chopra and Markle have supported each other in everything they have done.
In October 2017 when Meghan Markle was on the cover of Vanity Fair, Priyanka Chopra gave her opinion on the spread that includes asks questions about Markle’s then-boyfriend Prince Harry.
“I don’t know if I will get into trouble for this, but I have an opinion,” Chopra shared. “I mean, she’s on the cover of Vanity Fair. It would have been nice to write about her not just her boyfriend. I’m just saying. I mean, she’s an actor, she’s an activist, she’s a philanthropist. I mean, she does so much more.”
“It’s just a little sexist,” she continued. “Look, I’m a feminist and I love boys, okay… The only thing I’m saying is that there needs to be a certain sense of equality where a woman is not just a plus one, you know. It’s nice to be your own identity to.”
Even when Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry in November 2018, Priyanka Chopra was there to cheer on her friend.
Chopra opened up about her friend’s engagement and how she believed Markle would make a great royal.
“I don’t think anybody else would be able to do it the way she will. She’s just right for it.” She continued, “She’s an icon, truly, that girls can look up to, that women can look up to. 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.”
On May 19, 2018 Priyanka Chopra was one of the hundreds of guest in attendance when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Their work obligations are not giving them much free time
Though Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have not spent time with each other in a while, they still remain close even though some say they no longer are.
In July 2018, Priyanka Chopra and her then-boyfriend Nick Jonas flew to England to spend a little time with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their Oxfordshire country home.
That same week, Nick Jonas proposed to Priyanka Chopra after only a few months of dating. It was reported that Meghan Markle was “very excited” for the two.
Before Priyanka Chopra married Nick Jonas in a lavish wedding ceremony in India, it was revealed that Meghan Markle had to miss out on the event.
Markle’s pregnancy was said to be the reason she had to miss the wedding and sources claim security would have needed to be heightened if she did attend.
In February 2018, Meghan Markle held her baby shower in New York City with all of her close friends in attendance. Except Priyanka Chopra.
According to sources, they “believe the real reason [Priyanka didn’t go] is that Markle hurt her feelings by not coming to her wedding.”
However, Priyanka Chopra had to miss Markle’s baby shower due to work obligations.
It was reported that Chopra was in LA at the time busy going to meetings for a book she is writing.
As for Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle’s friendship, they still remain on good terms.