MEGHAN Markle’s friend Priyanka Chopra was seen not clapping as Kate Middleton and Prince William arrived at Wimbledon last weekend.
The Baywatch actress, 38, was captured on camera adjusting her scarf as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge entered the Royal Box to a round of applause.
Meghan Markle’s friend Priyanka Chopra was seen not clapping as Kate Middleton and Prince William entered the Royal Box at Wimbledon to applauseCredit: ITN
Meghan and Baywatch actress Priyanka have been friends since they met in 2016 – and have supported one another over the years
Many royal fans were quick to claim that Priyanka was “ignoring” Kate and William, after comments Meghan has made about her struggles in the royal family.
Speaking to Oprah Winfrey, Meghan, 39, said that Kate made her cry over her bridesmaid dresses for her royal wedding, while revealing “conversations” were had with a member of the Royal Family around the colour of Meghan’s unborn child’s skin.
While it is possible Priyanka simply didn’t see Kate, 39, and William, 39, entering the Royal Box, fans were quick to comment on the moment and claim it was a snub.
One said: “The way Priyanka did not even look in their direction is enough for me.”
Another added: “She totally ignored them. I would do the same if my friend was mistreated”, while a third wrote: “I would ignore them as well.”
The footage was captured as the stars attended the Wimbledon Women’s Final between Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, who was the eventual champion, and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic last Saturday.
Priyanka, sat with a friend, was spotted a few rows behind Meghan’s sister-in-law Kate and brother-in-law William.
Meghan and Priyanka became friends in 2016 at an ELLE Women in Television dinner before Meghan’s royal ascent, and have supported one another over the years.
Priyanka was a guest at Meghan and Prince Harry’s star-studded wedding, held in May 2018.
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When Meghan was chosen as one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2018, Priyanka penned a piece on her friend, writing all about her special qualities.
A source told E! News: “Meghan confides in Priyanka about the adjustments she has to make with being a royal.”
When Meghan was previously asked by Oprah Winfrey if she made Kate cry over the dress incident, Meghan said: “The reverse happened.
“A few days before the wedding she was upset about something, pertaining to … the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings.
“There wasn’t a confrontation and I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologised, and I have forgiven her. What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do, but that happened to me.
“I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were said to be left deeply saddened after the interview, in which Prince Harry said Wills was “trapped” in the Firm.
Kate has not spoken publicly about the interview once.
Priyanka was sat a few rows behind the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Saturday’s Women’s FinalCredit: ITN
Nick Jonas’ wife Priyanka was seen arriving at Wimbledon for Day 12 of the sporting eventCredit: Getty
The actress attended Meghan’s royal wedding to Prince Harry back in May 2018
Meghan is said to have confided in Priyanka about the adjustments she had to make with being a royal
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