‘Hanging out with Rihanna Is High on’ Meghan Markle’s List of Things to Do

Are Rihanna and Meghan Markle on their way to becoming good friends?

Reportedly, Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is eager to spend time with Barbados-born pop singer, fashion designer, and Fenty Beauty founder, Rihanna. The “Love on the Brain” singer recently moved to London from the United States as Markle did in 2017 when she moved into Kensington Palace’s Nottingham Cottage with Prince Harry.

In a May 19, 2019, interview with The New York Times, Rihanna shared she made the move across the pond because she wanted to be closer to her Fenty team.

Rihanna | Instagram

Products are manufactured in Paris and Italy making London a good home base for Rihanna. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel, calls London home.

Meghan Markle and Rihanna ‘have a lot in common’

While on the surface Markle and Rihanna may seem like two very different women, they both have a number of things in common with each other.

“They actually have a lot in common in terms of style and a shared need for total privacy in their lives,” a source told Radar Online.

Rihanna and Meghan Markle
Rihanna | Kristy Sparow/Getty Images For FENTY, Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Rihanna, 31, has been so private about her relationship with her boyfriend, that the average person likely doesn’t know the singer’s off the market because she’s so private about her personal life.

The same goes for Markle. Privacy is a very important part of the life she shares with Prince Harry. In their first interview following their engagement announcement, the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex discussed how privacy played a huge role in the early days of their relationship.

“Obviously there have been layers attached to how public it has become after we had a good five, six months almost with just privacy, which was amazing. But no, I think we were able to really have so much time just to connect,” Markle told the BBC.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle BBC interview | YouTube

Then, according to Prince Harry, they “camped out with each other under the stars” in Botswana. “So then we were really by ourselves,” he said. “Which I think, which was crucial to me to make sure we had a chance to get to know each other.”

And both women are, without a doubt, style icons. Rihanna makes statements with her looks and recently launched her own luxury fashion line. And anything Markle wears quickly sells out.

‘Hanging out with Rihanna is high’ on Meghan Markle’s list of things to do

Working in Hollywood, Rihanna and Markle have crossed paths before.

“They’ve bumped into each other a few times before Meghan was super famous and have a few mutual acquaintances on the Hollywood social scene who’ve put them in touch again recently,” a source told Radar Online.

As fate would have it, both women ended up in London, and will likely hang out in the future.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex | Instagram

“Meghan is with her baby right now but once she’s back from maternity leave hanging out with Rihanna is high on her list,” the source said.

Markle, who has been known to stay busy, has had a little trouble staying at home.

“It’s not been easy for her staying cooped up at home,” the source added. “But she’s needed the time to decompress and bond with Archie as well as get into the shape she feels she needs to be in before facing the world.”

When Markle returns to royal duties she’ll have a new friend to call on who can relate to being in the public eye.

Rihanna and Prince Harry
Rihanna and Prince Harry | Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

They can start by talking about the appearance Prince Harry and Rihanna made together in 2016 when they were both tested for HIV/AIDS at an event in honor of World AIDS Day hosted by the Barbados National HIV/AIDS Commission.

Although Markle has not confirmed her intent to hang out with Rihanna, we can’t wait to see if she steps out with Rihanna in public.