Inside Meghan Markle and Abigail Spencer’s Friendship

Meghan Markle is spending time with her best girlfriends in New York City, ahead of her royal baby’s arrival. Today, a dozen of the Duchess of Sussex’s closest friends — including her former Suits co-star, Abigail Spencer — all packed into an Upper East Side hotel to shower the mother-to-be. Up ahead, we take a closer look at Meghan Markle and Abigail Spencer’s friendship, including the super sweet thing she did for the duchess ahead of her royal baby shower.

Meghan Markle and Abigail Spencer
Abigail Spencer and Meghan Markle in NYC. | MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Meghan Markle and Abigail Spencer’s friendship

Meghan Markle is spending some much-needed time away with friends in New York City. And, the duchess has used some of her time to catch up with long-time bestie, Abigail Spencer. The two were spotted together earlier today, ahead of Meghan Markle’s New York City baby shower. Here’s what we know about their friendship.

They’ve been friends for over a decade

How did Meghan Markle and Abigail Spencer meet? According to Harper’s Bazaar, the two first met at an audition over a decade ago. After meeting, they both worked on Suits together and formed a life-long friendship.

Abigail used to contribute to Meghan Markle’s lifestyle blog

Before Meghan Markle met her prince, she ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig. But, she didn’t do it alone. Apparently, the duchess joined forces with her talented friends to create thoughtful content for readers and followers. Abigail once contributed to the now removed site.

Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra and Abigail Spencer attended the royal wedding together.| Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Abigail attended the royal wedding

Meghan Markle’s royal wedding was chock full of celebrity status — many of which were the duchess’s own friends. Abigail Spencer was in attendance and showed up to the Windsor Castle nuptials with Meghan Markle’s other close friends, Priyanka Chopra.

She took Meghan out for lunch ahead of the royal baby shower

Abigail Spencer is in New York City with Meghan Markle to celebrate the royal baby. Ahead of Meghan Markle’s Upper East Side baby shower, Abigail and Meghan grabbed lunch together at The Surrey Hotel.

Paparazzi swarmed the area, waiting for a glimpse of the expecting duchess. And, like the good friend she is, Abigail held onto Meghan’s hand as they worked their way out of the hotel and to the baby shower.

She calls Meghan a “self-made woman”

It’s no secret that Meghan Markle’s friends think the world of her. And, Abigail has gushed about her former co-star on multiple occasions. “She’s had such a glorious and long career, obviously we worked on Suits together, and she’s such a self-made woman,” Abigail told Extra. “She had her own company, has designed clothing, she’s really phenomenal. She’s done so much work with World Vision and all of her charity efforts,” she added.

They share the same birthday

Meghan Markle and Abigail Spencer have the same birthday. “We were born on the same day, hours apart, in the same year … she’s a trusted friend and one of the most glorious people I have ever met,” Abigail told Entertainment Tonight last year.

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