“Congratulations to my girl @meghanmarkle and Prince Harry!! I’m so happy for you Meg! You deserve the best always...keep smiling that infectious smile. Xoxo.” That was Priyanka Chopra wishing her gal pal Meghan Markle on the occasion of the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry yesterday. The 36-year-old 'Suits' actress and the 35-year-old 'Quantico' stunner had met at the annual ELLE Women in Television dinner in Toronto two years ago. They became friends after Markle interviewed Chopra for her popular blog-cum-lifestyle site, 'The Tig' (which has now been shut down). “We bonded as actors. We just became friends, like two girls would,” Priyanka had revealed then. And we saw plenty of proof of their camaraderie on Instagram, as both shared images of the two of them on the streets of New York, enjoying a girls’ night out in Los Angeles after spending Thanksgiving 2016 together, snapped at Broadway plays and hanging out by a pool.
Whatever that cryptic comment meant, Priyanka has always had Meghan’s back. She made her displeasure felt when Meghan’s appearance in Vanity Fair focused too heavily on her highly-publicized romance with Prince Harry…
In an interview to a leading US-based entertainment channel, PC said, “I don’t [know] if I will get into trouble for this, but I have an opinion. 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. 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 too.”
We absolutely agree! It would also be nice to see PC at the royal wedding in Spring 2018 now, wouldn’t it?