Does Meghan Markle Have Any Close Friends Now?

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle’s life changed forever the moment her engagement to England’s Prince Harry was announced, and now that she is a member of the royal family she has to be very careful about who trust.

The American actress had lots of friends before she got serious with one of the most famous men in the world but after her own family continually blabbed to the press about her, Markle decided she had to cut people out if her life. So does the Duchess of Sussex have any close pals left that she can truly count on now and are members of the royal family even allowed to have friends?

Markle cut ties with close friends

In September 2018, People reported that Prince Harry’s bride made the choice to stop talking to a few of her close friends back home.

“Meghan has lost touch with some of her close friends from before the wedding, which has been tough,” a source said, adding, “She’s finding it hard to know who to trust.”

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Vanity Fair that Harry and Markle even issued a warning to those they still talk to that “they both expect a code of silence. If you talk to the press you’re out.”

She was close with Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra

Serena Williams and Meghan Markle

Serena Williams and Meghan Markle | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

So who is still in the duchess’ circle of friends? Well, two women we have known her to be very close with are tennis superstar Serena Williams and actress Priyanka Chopra. Each of the ladies attended her royal wedding in May and remained tight after that.

Over the summer Markle was spotted cheering Williams on at Wimbledon. And, in September, the athlete did an interview with the Australian news program, The Project, and said that she and Markle are even closer than before these days and know they can “rely” on one another.

“We were actually just texting each other this morning,” she told the interviewer. “We have known each other for a long time, but we really are relying on each other a lot recently.”

Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle | Priyanka Chopra via Instagram

Markle’s relationship with Chopra is still strong as well and the duchess approves of her friend’s fiancé, Nick Jonas, who she met when the pair stayed at the royal couple’s country home in Oxfordshire, England.

The former Suits star also continues to keep in touch with her best friend, Jessica Mulroney, and even took a trip to Toronto in August to see her.

Prince Harry also has a tight-knit group of friends

So yes, Markle still talks to some of her old pals and there are no rules stating that royal family members cannot have any friends. In fact, Markle’s husband, Prince Harry, has always had a very tight-knit group of friends. However, there have been some recent reports that they aren’t fans of his wife because they disagree with her politics and beliefs.

“She is ultra-liberal and that trendy-lefty stuff does not go down well with some of Harry’s friends,” Lady Colin Campbell, who was a confidant of Princess Diana, told the Daily Beast. “He has introduced her to them all at parties and weddings and private dinners, but she is very anti a lot of the things that their world functions upon, such as shooting.”

Many are speculating that if Harry and his buddies do grow apart that will be the reason why. Only time will tell how that plays out.

Read more: Does Queen Elizabeth II Have Any Close Friends?

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