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Priyanka Chopra and Megan Markle From Friendship to Fancy Hats

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Megan Markle on their nuptials today. But ok, now on to the good stuff. Who was there and what were they wearing? Scrolling through articles this morning (as the event happened 4:00 AM US Time), I was pleased to see Megan’s gal pal and Indian actor Priyanka Chopra in attendance.

PeeCee wore a lavender Vivienne Westwood skirt suit donning a draped neckline. Imagine Royal Wedding meets Boss Lady. She paired it with a custom-made hat by the legendary Philip Treacy. The look was a perfect harmony of structure and flow. Leading up to the event, Priyanka confessed she was a bit stressed to pick the right hat. But Treacy certainly hooked her up. Her makeup artist Patrick Ta set off her look with beautiful purple shades.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram

So what of this friendship? Is it real or Hollywood? Here is the timeline:

  • They met in 2015 at Elle’s Women for TV dinner. On The Wendy Williams Show in May 2017, Chopra said that she’d known Markle for “about two years now”. She also told Williams, “We randomly met at a party and got on really well.”
  • Their friendship continued to blossom into July 2016, Markle discussed her friendship with Chopra with PTI (Press Trust of India) It was friendship at first sight. “And you know when you meet someone and you just ‘click’… It was just an easy, natural progression.” Markle added, “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.” Megan fangirled on PeeCee too. Meghan interviewed Priyanka for her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig.
  • They were ” got your back”, soul sisters by October 2017. After Markle appeared on the October 2017 cover of Vanity Fair, Chopra shared to Entertainment Tonight, “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.”


Priyanka had recently shared a heartfelt note to Meghan, after the Suits star was named in TIME 100 Influential People of 2018 list, “Somewhere among biryani, poutine, and endless conversations, I realized just how deeply Meghan Markle cares for the world. With her, what you see is real, and what you get is a relatable young woman with her heart and mind in the right place.