Priyanka Chopra is mad at Duchess Meghan, thinks Meghan should ‘apologize’

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Last year, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a lovely royal wedding at Windsor Castle. Meghan got to invite a lot of her friends and coworkers, so her side of the guest list was heavy on her Suits coworkers, and her celebrity friends like Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka got a lot of mileage and attention out of her newly revealed friendship with Meghan. Then Priyanka got suddenly engaged to Nick Jonas and they went on to have a million weddings, receptions, ceremonies and parties for what felt like three solid months. Meghan did not attend any of those events. Then Meghan came to New York about two weeks ago for five days of rest, relaxation and a baby shower, all with her best girlfriends. Priyanka was a no-show – reportedly, Priyanka was invited, but she had begged off because she was “working.” But now Page Six reports that Priyanka is actually mad at Meghan and that’s why she skipped Meg’s baby shower on purpose:

The friendship between Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle has hit a rough patch, an insider says. The two actresses were pals, and Priyanka was a guest at Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry in May. But the Duchess of Sussex declined to attend Priyanka’s wedding to Nick Jonas in December.

“Priyanka was crushed,” said one source. That’s why, my sources say, the Bollywood star, known to Americans as the star of ABC’s “Quantico,” declined to attend Markle’s baby shower last week at the Mark Hotel. Serena Williams and Amal Clooney co-hosted the shower, with attendees such as Gayle King. It was reported that Chopra was “bogged down” in Los Angeles with meetings about a book she is writing, but sources believe the real reason is that Markle hurt her feelings by not coming to her wedding. (A source told Us Weekly that Markle didn’t attend Chopra’s wedding because of her pregnancy.)

“Their friendship is over unless Meghan apologizes,” said one source. “Priyanka is a huge international star with a tremendous social media following. She is probably more famous worldwide than Meghan is. She feels Meghan didn’t respect her, and didn’t respect their friendship.”

A spokesperson for Chopra declined to comment, but a source close to the former Miss World told me, “There are no issues between the two women. They are friends, and anything you’re being told otherwise is inaccurate and untrue.”

[From Page Six]

“Priyanka is a huge international star with a tremendous social media following. She is probably more famous worldwide than Meghan is.” Yeah, methinks that’s what all of this is about. Priyanka’s SO MAD that Meghan is actually more famous now, and that Priyanka’s mad that post-wedding-extravaganza, she looks like a thirsty famewhore. I mean, when your friend becomes a duchess, of course she’s not going to be able to show up for all of your bulls-t, especially when it’s a series of tacky wedding stunts over the course of several months. I wouldn’t have showed up for that sh-t either, and I’m not a duchess. It will be interesting to see if Priyanka goes Full Thomas Markle and starts whining to TMZ and the Daily Mail about Meghan.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas seen arriving at their wedding reception in Delhi

Pregnant Meghan Markle and Abigail Spencer leave the Surrey Hotel in New York

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  1. Lizzie says:

    oh brother. maybe she got to go to the royal wedding and then didn’t need meghan anymore?

    • lucy2 says:

      I get the impression she’s a social climber, and maybe Meghan realized that.

      • Ashley says:

        But so is Meghan…..

      • Rhys says:

        @Lucy2, sure, it takes one to know one.

      • JadedBrit says:

        @Ashley funny how what is called “ambition” in men is called “social climbing” in women.

      • KatieBo says:

        @JadedBrit There’s a difference.

      • Vanessa says:

        JadedBrit hear hear. Ambition is a wonderful thing in a woman (or a man, I guess. :D) Also, truly, what the hell is wrong with social climbing? It’s doing it poorly and ham-handedly that are tacky. Otherwise it’s called The American Dream, among other things – my children will do better than I, as I was supported to be able to do better than my parents. Sadly that’s no longer possible for a lot of Americans…

      • Jaded says:

        @Ashley…she’s a smart, hard-working woman who fell in love with Harry. Period. She’s proven that time and again. If she were merely a social climber she’d be more like a certain duchess who has to be shamed into doing the least amount of work.

      • OriginalCarol says:

        Social climbing? That’s Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. Trading husband one after another. And before you said MM did the same, nope. She divorced first husband prior to meeting her prince. Big difference.

      • Desolee says:

        Vanessa I think people react negatively to social climbing when it seems the climber is strategically using people/”friends.”
        Different than social mobility I think ?

    • Ashley says:

      I never said being a social climber is bad.Plus you can be an ambitious social climber, like Meghan both things can be true.

    • Olivia says:

      @KatieBo why is there a difference?

    • teehee says:

      I’ve come to think a lot of men mask or blend their lack of real talent or knowledge as ambition which then turns out to be just social climbing…. ie getting promotions via rubbing elbows and pretending to be smarter than they are, and when they reach a certain new spot they are fully inept. But its just ambition, climbing the corporate ladder, because theyre men, right!
      They love to confuse the two.

  2. minx says:

    If Priyanka is such a huge international star, she shouldn’t care if a nobody like Meghan doesn’t show.

    • Seraphina says:

      Minx, hit the nail on the head. She sounds so childish, pampered and egotistical. Maybe Megs had more pressing events that needed her attention. But to play devil’s advocate, with like 7 ceremonies, Megs couldn’t attend even one????🤣

      • velourazure says:

        How delusional is someone to utter this statement: “Priyanka is a huge international star with a tremendous social media following. She is probably more famous worldwide than Meghan is.


      • CooCooCatchoo says:

        A bigger international star than the Duchess of Sussex. Please. Priyanka is a fair weather friend.

        I believe that Priyanka will grow tired of that Jonas child, or he’ll grow tired of her ridiculously over-inflated ego, and they’ll be done within a year.

        Besides, wasn’t Meghan in Australia with Harry during the Indian wedding festivities? Meghan is 38 and this is her first pregnancy. Been there, done that, literally. It’s exhausting, especially since she is actively working during her pregnancy. A real friend would understand that, would care enough about you to insist you do what is best and most comfortable for you and the baby.

        Priyanka is acting like a huge, jealous douchebag.

    • Char says:

      Had Meghan showed up, she would be the spotlight and Pryianka obviously didn’t wanted that.

    • Kebbie says:


    • Milla says:

      It was a lose lose situation for Meg. All those weddings were not intimate so she would ve accused of stealing the thunder.

    • Serpentinefire says:

      Did Meghan attend Serena’s wedding

    • billypilgrim says:

      I can’t with this one.
      She and her husband get on my one last nerve.
      She and her Jonas Brother need to get back on their wedding (the 976th one) horses and see them out of the picture forevah.

  3. Lulu says:

    Nope, no, uh uh. Friends attend each other’s weddings. Period. She went to all of Harry’s friends weddings…..

    • Elisabeth says:

      perhaps megan (like the rest of us) assumed that she’ll be able to attend one of her weddings since she’s had like 294324242 of them.

      • BlueSky says:

        Um no, just because you are friends doesn’t automatically mean you are “required” to attend someone’s wedding.
        Maybe it was a security issue, who knows. I have received invites to weddings and I don’t always attend due to the date and I have a conflict or it’s in another state and I can’t go.

      • Megan says:

        In addition to regular vaccines like tetanus and flu shots, the CDC recommends four vaccines plus a course of malaria treatment for short-term travel to India. It may be that it was simply medically inadvisable since she would be unlikely to get vaccines or take malaria drugs while pregnant.

      • Anna says:

        @Megan Good point

    • Tanguerita says:

      apples and pears.

    • EMc says:

      This is what I was thinking. She could have attended at least 1 of her weddings, right? If they’re truly friends, which I assume they are if she was invited to Meghans wedding..

    • Alex says:

      1. What adult would hold it over their friends for not being able to make it to their wedding? Like chances are if they didn’t go for a lame reason, they weren’t that good of friends to begin with.

      2. Idk if I’d want royalty at my wedding, feels like that might shift the focus. Maybe M did her a favor.

      • MissyS. says:

        I agree. If Meghan attended this wedding, then all the haters would have accused her of trying to steal the spotlight.

      • Erinn says:

        That’s the thing. I had a couple of friends who weren’t able to go to my wedding. One was traveling to see her boyfriend who I knew she was missing horribly and dealing with a long distance thing (they’re now living together) and when she told me that she wasn’t sure if she would make it I could tell she felt bad about it. I told her to go do the other thing she had planned because if I could skip my wedding I would lol. I wasn’t hurt, but I was a little disappointed that she wasn’t able to make it – but I knew what she was dealing with at the time, and I knew that we were close enough friends that in the end it really didn’t matter. She sent a gift which I didn’t really expect, and we hung out shortly after. It was fine. And we were only 24 at the time – not women in their 30s.

        I agree about the royalty thing. I think it depended on the size of the wedding and the logistics and how close you actually were. If you were very close friends I think it’d be worth the hassle and focus shift (for me at least, I hate being center of attention) but if it came down to a security or safety thing, I’d absolutely want them to pass on it for everyone’s sake.

        So I mean, I get being disappointed, I think that’s natural. But be an adult and decide whether it’s worth being annoyed by. With everything that was going on with Meghan in the last few months I know I’d give her a 100% pass on it, and if we were actually friends try to make a point to meet up when we got a chance for a fun outing or a night in of some kind.

      • Carol says:

        Yeah, I think this is silly gossip that someone at Page Six wants make a story of. I can see how Chopra may have been dissapointed that one of her friends didnt attend her wedding. But the other stuff sounds bogus.

      • Mommy2b says:

        My best friend/maid of honor skipped my wedding and bridal shower after I spent years being there for her through break ups, babysitting, financial and family problems. We are no longer friends because I realized it was one sided friendship.

      • sequinedheart says:

        Mommy2b, girl I FEEL YOU. I had a best friend who was always needing the attention, support/coddling and social pampering and in return, for me? maybe 5% effort as a friend that I had been to her!
        3 years since we’ve spoken. g’byeee!

    • yep says:

      I agree.

    • ShinyGrenade says:

      Huhhhhh, nope. It is not always possible to attend a friend’s wedding, specially a destination wedding. You can’t always have time off, or want to spend a huge amount of money on plane ticket for a wedding you know…

      Attendance to a wedding is not what define a friendship. There are so much more important stuff out there.

    • Gina says:

      Completely agree.. And people saying it’s a security issue…they had receptions in USA and London. Meghan went to NYC for shower no security issue came up. As a bride I would be upset my friend didn’t show

      • Lilla says:

        My problem wit it all is, why didn’t Meghan communicate with her to explain so there would not be hurt feelings? It appears from this that Meghan did not, just ignored the invite? This will generate more of the comments, “ghosting Priyanka, just like her family, when she no longer needs her.”

        MM needs a better PR team.

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh wait, there was a reception in London? Okay, that’s kind of shady that Meghan skipped that. I thought there was one in India and one in LA or NYC. didn’t realize there was a London one.

    • Nestea says:

      Isn’t there Zika virus in India? Why would Meghan have chanced it? Also it would have been a security nightmare with hundred of people in enclosed unfamiliar places. Maybe the palace decided that the security logistics weren’t worth it and said Meghan couldn’t attend.

      • Kk2 says:

        I don’t know about zika but there is malaria. It’s probably not high risk in Rajasthan in December but it’s not nonexistent risk either. If i recall correctly, most (if not all) of the Malaria prophylaxis drugs are contraindicated in pregnancy. There are plenty of valid reasons she might not have gone but basically I don’t believe this story at all anyway. It’s just some tabloid seeing Priyanka wasnt at the shower and making crap up. Pretty obvious. Just playing into the hands of this blog that seems determined to hate on Priyanka Chopra. But it doesn’t even make sense through that lens- if she is the desperate attention seeker you all claim, why pass on opportunity to be associated with Meghan again, and on the same list as Serena Williams and Amal Clooney? She should have gone and been strategically papped outside of shower.

      • zikifly says:

        I think it is the Zika + the security, as you say. It would have been a massive expense to provide security in India. One thing for state visits, quite another for a private wedding. All the people pearl clutching at security costs for her own shower would have just gone insane.

    • Himmiefan says:

      With her position in the RF, Meghan couldn’t participate in that tacky bearding circus, tacky although Priyanka’s dress in the first photo is gorgeous.

    • CA Family Code says:

      Of course I wouldn’t know, but it is widely and consistently reported that Prianka is Meghan’s best friend. I have heard Prianka say this in interviews. There’s a difference between skipping a wedding that for one reason or another is inconvenient to attend, but not the wedding of your best friend. It’s my understanding that the two initial ceremonies were first in the Hindu traditions and then a more Americanized wedding. There was a “media wedding” and a Bollywood industry wedding. I’d like to add–The Hindu wedding traditions are so beautiful. They are just the most beautiful colors, jewelry, flowers clothing. I just am in awe. As her best friend, Meghan should have made it a priority to be there at one of her ceremonies, especially after Priyanka respected her choices in life and made it a priority to show up in London for hers. Frankly, I wouldn’t be there for a shower without an apology and explanation either.

    • Reef says:

      I agree with this. If Meghan could go to Harry friends’ weddings, I’m not sure why she couldn’t attend Priyanka’s wedding celebration held in India. But we could be ignoring the obvious, which is, they’re not real friends.

    • Bunny says:

      Nope. Long (hours) large (hundreds of attendees) weddings in foreign countries are a security nightmare waiting to happen.

      The pregnant wife of a prince is not going to be *allowed* to attend.

      • Lana234 says:

        I am sorry if Meghan really wanted to go it could’ve been worked out. She probably didn’t feel like it. I don’t think she was that busy. If she can attend Harry’s friends weddings then she could’ve. Priyanka attended her wedding.

      • Mel says:

        She went to local weddings, do you really think she wouldn’t have caught unholy hell for traipsing around to one of seven showboat weddings? Then it would have been all about her sucking up to celebrity, the security would have been a logistics nightmare and all the attention would have been focused on her. I totally see why she didn’t/ probably was advised not to go.

    • Kebbie says:

      Harry’s friends’ weddings didn’t have exclusive profiles in Vogue magazine. Harry’s friends didn’t plaster photos of their weddings all over social media. There were a few blurry paparazzi shots of Meghan – before she was a duchess – at one wedding of one of his friends. That is not the same thing as the coverage and attention Priyanka’s wedding got.

      Meghan would have had no control over people taking photographs of her and posting them on social media, which Priyanka and Nick seemed to encourage their guests to do.

      If Priyanka had gotten married in a private ceremony, and asked people not to post photos, I’m sure Meghan would have gone. But Priyanka and Nick wanted it to be this huge publicity bonanza, so Meghan didn’t go. I’m sure Priyanka understands why, she probably warned Meghan what they were planning.

      • Himmiefan says:

        If Meghan had gone, Priyanka would have gotten mad about all the attention Meghan would have received.

    • Natters5 says:

      She didn’t go to Serena Williams wedding. And I wouldn’t want to fly around the world pregnant.

    • Beetlejuice says:

      I’d Un friend someone over not attending my wedding, particularly if I held 10 of them and she couldn’t even show at one.

      • Sara says:

        I’d only unfriend them if they RSVP’d yes and then didn’t show. Bish, I paid for your dinner.

  4. Tanguerita says:

    if this is true, then good riddance to bad rubbish.

  5. Abby says:

    WOW… that’s really petty of Priyanka. And if she really cared about their friendship, this drama wouldn’t have gotten out to the media. Rude.

  6. Div says:

    I mean, it’s Page Six. I don’t necessarily buy this—I think Priyanka may be thirsty, but it wouldn’t surprise me if she was legitimately working on some project. And I don’t think she would have expected Meghan to attend her wedding while she was fairly heavily pregnant.

    • CA Family Code says:

      Two things. Markle was only four months pregnant when Chopra got married but was almost seven months pregnant when she flew to NY for a party for shower for five days. The flight time from London to Jodhpur is a few hours longer than London to NY, but she wouldn’t have to stay for five days and it’s a lot safer to fly earlier in pregnancy. Markle was supposedly 33-34 weeks pregnant when flying to NY which seems late in pregnancy

    • otaku fairy... says:

      Yeah, I’m a little skeptical about this story. If it’s true, it is petty, but it’s probably not true. As for Priyanka being thirsty, I have no problem with it. She’s harmless in her thirst.
      Before Meghan was married, Priyanka was definitely more famous globally. Now, it probably depends on where you are.

    • Des says:

      I’ve followed PC for years through Bollywood and this is not how she operates. PC snub MM over something like this when she’s overlooked far bigger snubs from lesser celebs in the course of her climb to the top? HA! as if.

    • dlc says:

      I think this is just gossips stirring up trouble.

  7. Franny Days says:

    I’m currently 30 weeks pregnant and my (former) best friend is getting married in 5 weeks across the country. My doc strongly advised me not to fly to the wedding and I listened to her and told my friend immediately. My friend has been basically shutting me out ever since she found out I was pregnant. I’ve been sending her gifts and being as involved as I can from across the country and she seems dissatisfied no matter what. It’s sucks because we were so close but the way she is treating me is just insane. Like I sabotaged her day with my pregnancy.

    • Harla says:

      I’m so sorry to hear that Franny! I hope that your friend comes to her senses (and Priyanka comes to hers) and realizes that your friendship means more than keeping score of who did what or not.

    • HeyThere! says:

      FRANNY DAYS, I’m so sorry your friend is being a massive selfish jerk! I can’t even tell you how many friends I lost around their weddings because I couldn’t believe the level of rude I was dealing with for months or years(loooomg engagements)! I cut ties with several because I felt like I saw their true colors. You are doing the right thing, listening to your doctor and making sure you and baby stay healthy. Weddings can make some women crazy. I don’t get it because I was so chill during mine, maybe it’s a personality thing? So many brides are all ME ME ME, and it’s just an ugly look. Once again, I’m so sorry you are dealing with this.

    • lucy2 says:

      Sorry to hear that. Sometimes big life events really bring out the truth about people. It sounds like you’ve done everything you can do, and if your friend can’t understand that, that’s on her.

    • Coco says:

      I’m so sorry Franny! My close friend asked me to officiate her wedding in May and I said yes but joked I might be pregnant. Little did I know I’d just conceived and will be 8 months at her wedding. I also have finals two days after her wedding. I recently had to let her know I can’t come for the entire wedding weekend and can’t officiate. I have to be focused on school because my exams are worth 25% of my grade and it’s my last semester of prereqs. I’ve worked so hard and must have A’s in everything because the program I’m applying for is highly competitive. Plus, I have a 2 year old who doesn’t sleep well away from home and we couldn’t line up grandparents to watch him that weekend, which we normally would have just sucked it up and dealt with a cranky toddler on no sleep except the whole pregnancy and finals thing. It’s turned into a mess. I feel awful, especially as she was a bridesmaid for my wedding and always puts in a lot of effort for our friendship. She’s disappointed but understands that’s the way this is all shaking out. I’m doing what I can to help her feel supported beforehand. I’m sorry your friend isn’t being understanding that sometimes life is unintentionally complicated and we can’t do all the things we want to, especially when pregnant. Hopefully she’ll come around with time because you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong. And congratulations on your pregnancy! Enjoy these last few months!

    • Clare says:

      @Franny I’m sorry to hear this 🙁 FWIW one of our best friends and groomsmen, thought it would be a good idea would him to agree to go to work drinks the night of our rehearsal dinner. I was fing FURIOUS (he has been kind of shitty for a couple of months, but we’d included him in the bridal party so he didn’t feel excluded). And then at the wedding he got so drunk that he passed out in a nearby alley at 9pm. I was so so so so mad that he didn’t have enough respect for us to be an adult for one weekend – BUT a couple of months later we talked about it, I told him I was hurt/disappointed, he accepted he’d been shit but shared some of the reasons behind it…moral of the story 5 years later I find it hilarious that he passed out drunk at 9pm, and it will be included in the speech I give at his wedding next year. My point is – maybe its salvageable once she gets over herself and you have a chance to REALLY talk.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      @Franny I’m so sorry to hear that. I recently read this article by the New York Times titled “When Weddings Ruin Friendships” – and this is way more common than one would think.

      • Franny Days says:

        @everyone thank you so much for the responses! On a break from work currently reading your kind words. I am really hopeful my friend will come to her senses after the wedding. I’m trying really hard to keep up communication with her because I know if we go too long without speaking that will be the new normal. I’m trying to look at it from her side and know that she is just super sad I can’t be there and it hurts her. Sometimes I let myself stew because she hasn’t reached out to me once about anything and hasn’t asked me a single word about my pregnancy but I’m trying really hard not to blame her. If she keeps it up after her nuptials then I am afraid that our friendship is over.

  8. SlightlyAnonny says:

    Serious question, why do people believe this is true? Is Page Six that reliable? I don’t believe it precisely because Priyanka IS such a famewh*re. She might have been pissed MM didn’t show but she knows if she stays in good with her she can be in photos with her for life.

    • Mia4s says:

      “Is Page Six that reliable?“

      They can be. They are pretty good about having sources…but then the question is are the sources reliable.

      “She is probably more famous worldwide than Meghan is.”

      This line is hysterically funny, but I’m also confused as to who the source is trying to benefit. If it was pro-Meghan, I can’t see them saying this. But if it’s pro Priyanka saying something like this just projects a sense of ridiculousness and delusion. I get that she’s very famous in some circles…but come on! Entertainment fame is not equivalent to monarchy. My 86 year old grandmother with increasing dementia knows who Meghan is and wouldn’t know Priyanka if she tripped over her.

      • noway says:

        Bollywood is really big, like a half of a billion more movie tickets are sold for Bollywood films. It dwarfs Hollywood in the number of movies made, the box office total, and overall audience. Granted it doesn’t have the prestige. It’s kind of like superhero films in the US, very commercial. Plus Bollywood has a pretty big worldwide audience. Priyanka is a pretty big star in Bollywood terms. Apparently, that was one of the reasons for all the over the top weddings, as wedding are a big thing in India and it was kind of necessary for her career. Seriously, there are travel trips to go to an Indian wedding, of people you don’t know and you pay for it. Crazy, and it’s really over the top. I’m pretty sure that comment is from her Bollywood people, as they get way offended when they don’t get their due respect, especially from the US/Hollywood crowd, and it probably is more accurate than you think. The British Monarchy isn’t all that popular outside of the western world. That being said it’s the only thing, I think was pretty accurate. Priyanka did release a statement that it was inaccurate. She said she was booked, and I really see no reason not to believe her, other than people want to make it seem like Meghan is losing her friends because she’s royal and too good to go to an Indian wedding, . Granted a lot of us on here are who would go to that over the top thirsty thing, but most Indian weddings are over the top. Sorry, this feeds into all the other bs press coverage Meghan’s been getting, and I’m kind of shocked so many people on here are falling for it. Plus it pits Meghan against another women. I’m sorry until I hear some negative story where Priyanka or Meghan says something negative, I’m not believing it.

      • Mia4s says:

        “It dwarfs Hollywood in the number of movies made, the box office total, and overall audience.”

        That’s a bit misleading. India makes far more movies yes, and sells far more tickets WITHIN India. They’ve also made in roads in China in the last few years which is looking strong, but outside that it’s not nearly on the same level of global impact (yet). For example the highest grossing film from India of all time is Dangal, it made about $340 million (US dollars) worldwide…but that number only puts it at number 30 worldwide for the year it came out. On the all time worldwide list that wouldn’t even make the top 400…and that’s the biggest movie from India ever.

        Bollywood sells an insane amount of very cheap tickets within India and makes a massive number of films. It also has had some huge hits in China.That’s tremendous. Everywhere else in the world? Meh. So no, I’ve seen nothing to demonstrate she’s be anywhere near as globally famous as a member of the monarchy.

      • MrsBump says:

        Popularity isn’t measured by gross ticket sales. If the prices of cinema tickets in india were the same as those in the US, bollywood would win hands down.
        Obviously in the west, members of royal family are very popular but where i come from, everyone knows who Priyanka is but few people would be able to pick out Meghan or other members of the RF ,apart from the Queen, from a lineup.
        Others have also chimed in regarding nigeria, algeria and morocco to name a few non western countries. Bollywood is hugely popular. So your grandma might not know who Priyanka is, but all of our grandmas do.

      • noway says:

        Thanks for proving my point in a weird way. First the population of India is 1.3 billion people. US population is only 327 million, UK is 66 million. If Priyanka only had half of the people who knew her in India alone her following is larger than Meghan’s, and let’s not forget the China portion as China has almost 1.4 billion, and I doubt Meghan is that popular in China. Unless you go by the US electoral college stance and we are more important cause we just are and those people don’t count. In the world piece by population we are kind of South Dakota, okay maybe Mass. Now as far as the misleading figures they came from the film industry itself. Plus the sad part is Hollywood is losing influence and India is growing in revenue 20-30% a year for the last few years.

      • deezee says:


        You are very mistaken. Bollywood is HUGE wherever there are Indian people and fans of Bollywood which encompassesa lot of the English speaking world too. And while you site a number to indicate lower ticket sales than say some Hollywood blockbuster, you are forgetting the pirating market and the amount of people actually seeing and following Bollywood and its stars.

    • WingKingdom says:

      I thought this too. Who would skip out on a gathering of such awesome ladies, that got quite a lot of attention, for petty reasons? I think she’d want to be there if she could.

      Side note: anyone who talks smack about Meghan will lose me as a fan immediately. I’m not a Meg stan, but I like her and I’m sick of people trashing her.

      • CHATNUH says:

        Ditto, @WingKingdom!

      • BlueSky says:

        Definitely avoid the ridiculous narrative during the beginning of the comments. The vibe is “Meghan should have gone to at least ONE ceremony” “Meghan is a thirsty climber” “If she can go to Harry’s friend’s wedding she can go to this one”

        It’s ridiculous and silly to imply she’s a bad person because she didn’t go to a wedding.

    • TheHeat says:

      I call b.s. on this story, as well.
      Priyanka, as a seasoned fameho, knows that the long game is the one to play. She’s not going to cut off a connection to the DofS over this.
      The reality is, MM doesn’t entirely make her own schedule, anymore. The Firm does, to a great degree. So, if those who manage the duchess’s schedule couldn’t fit the wedding(s) in, so be it.
      I wish that the media would stop trying to create drama and pit women against each other constantly. It’s really unhealthy on so many levels.

  9. Loretta says:

    It’s Page Six so probably is BS but Priyanka is a famewhore IMO.

  10. LORENA says:

    Meghan was in all her right to not go to Priyanka’s wedding, and you can’t really be mad about it, but I don’t think the reason she didn’t go was her pregnancy as it hasn’t really stopped her momentum. She prob thought it was a shit show

    • Glor says:

      Heh heh absolutely! Yowza, the way this woman hoovered up the attention of the crowd and cameras outside the chapel at Windsor was enough for me to side-eye her (not having heard of her before) Made Amal look very withdrawn in comparison. (I like Amal, meself)
      “She sure has notions”, I thought!
      This is mad stuff…..these famous dames are all about ‘Never apologise, never……’ but then they *will* insist on the (unwanted) ‘explain’ bit, when they’d be much better off saying nowt.

  11. LivePlantsCleanAir says:

    I hope this is the tabloids pitting one woman against another (again). I hope Priyanka isn’t a jerk. DoS was settling in and getting organized in her new role. DoS was working and building her new life, a life extraordinarily different from the one led before. It would be so petty and small of P if she were to really think this way. I hope this is not true.

  12. Becks1 says:

    I don’t believe this mainly because I imagine Meghan DID apologize profusely for missing the wedding(s). so the whole “she needs to apologize or there is no friendship” rings false for me.

    • yep says:

      You think so? I read she ghosted some friends of her when she landed her Suits role. I am wondering if this is a pattern, moving on and closing the doors behind.

      • Bren says:

        Priyanka was invited to the baby shower and she chose not to attend. She’s not being ghosted by Meghan.

        If this story is even true and given the treatment of Meghan by the British press and her awful family, it’s kind of selfish of Priyanka to pile on. Why not reach out to Meghan in private?

      • Becks1 says:

        I mean, yes? I think that Meghan probably couldn’t make it for whatever reason (or maybe didn’t want to go and be accused of being “too Hollywood” or whatever), and she probably sent a lovely gift and an apology. Isnt that what normal adults do? I think Page 6 is trying to find a story where there isn’t one.

    • Clare says:

      Wow…I’m not surprised that the tabloids are pitting women agaisnt each other, but the number of commentors that have gone straight for Priyanka’s jugular on this post is just…wow…

      I don’t know if its that people will go to crazy lenghts to ‘defend’ Meghan (errr okaaay) or that the dislike for Priyanka is that strong? It’s just…wow.

      • Becks1 says:

        ? I’m not going for Priyanka’s jugular. I said I don’t believe the story in general.

      • Clare says:

        @Becks! I didn’t mean you! Sorry, that was not clear. I was addressing you, but regarding the other posts on here. Responded to yours because I agreed with you. Soz for miscommunication!

      • Becks1 says:

        Ah, gotcha! Yeah there is a lot of vitriol directed at Priyanka. I don’t get it.

    • Jonsey says:

      I believe this as well, Becks1.

  13. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Maybe MM could not attend due to pregnancy (dr advice) or maybe she was told “no” by the palace due to security risk or the likelihood of Priyanka using her attendance to publicize her wedding(s). Maybe none of this is true at all, but the stories don’t stop do they. This one smacks of remember where you came from Meghan and don’t get too big for your britches.

    This was also around the time that several people were arrested on terrorism charges for threatening Price Harry for being a “race traitor”, so yeah I would stay home too.

    • Lorelei says:

      But can the palace forbid someone from doing something like this, attending a wedding? I get that maybe the Queen could “express disapproval” about it or MM’s security could tell her it would be tricky or complicated, but I find it hard to believe they can dictate what family members can and cannot do. I would think it would ultimately be Harry & Meghan’s decision.

  14. MissyS. says:

    The GaGa vs. Irina story dried up, now it’s time to force the Priyanka vs. Meghan story. So petty and boring. This article makes Priyanka sound mean girlish, and it’s another smear against Meghan.

  15. Weaver says:

    I don’t buy this. What is the media’s obsession with trying to portray Meghan as being at odds with her friends? It’s like they invented a narrative and are determined to make it stick. They ignore all evidence that she has a tight, loyal friend circle and focus on outlier people who can support the false narrative they created of her using and abandoning people.

    The People article and baby shower disproved all the claims of her abandoning old friends. Now they are seizing upon the one friend who didn’t come to the shower as an opportunity to continue the tired narrative. Let it go already.

    • hashtagwhat says:

      What is it with everyone here ignoring at least SOME evidence that she DOES move on from people once they are no longer useful…? The people article sourced anonymously by “friends” who said expressly that they wanted to give a different narrative doesn’t exactly disprove actual evidence, like the fact that very few loved ones from her childhood were at her wedding (not talking about her toxic family, but even childhood friends) among troves of other examples. And the shower proves nothing, perhaps even the opposite, with the exception of maybe Serena and Jessica–I mean Gayle King? No one even knew they were friends, just like when Oprah and George and Amal showed up at the wedding. There are so many reasons to defend Meghan, but I keep saying, at least call the legitimate stuff like you see it because this just strains all credibility.

      • Original Jenns says:

        Meh. Many people no longer have “childhood” friends. It’s great if you do, but I only have one left from my younger days, the rest are mostly from college and work. Same as Meghan. And I swear it was one of her sorority sisters (so, a friend for about 20 years) that co-hosted the baby shower, not Amal? Also, the papers were only commentating on famous people and nobility. I saw many pictures of people (usually in the background) that I had no clue who they were. Could have been normal peeps on Meghan’s side. The shower narative says about 20 woman at the shower. Maybe 10 have been named as famous people? That still leaves many women who are probably not famous and may have a long background with Meghan. And I also have friends that I’ve simply grown apart from. It’s not that they are no longer useful to me but we’ve both gone our separate ways, no drama. Or they turn out to be people I just don’t want to be around anymore, that I don’t feel I share values with after some time. I can imagine some people simply see a way to get attention and money by claiming to be a stepping stone.

      • hashtagwhat says:

        I don’t disagree with what you’re saying, but I also think there’s more to the story with Meghan. I think her friend (Lyndsey?) from college hosted the shower, as you said. And one of my best friends works with one of Meghan’s college friends who attended the wedding, so that’s two friends from college. Of course, there’s no magic number. But her trajectory thus far strikes me less as the fairytale its sold as and more as a very cutthroat and clear-eyed striving for the top. And good for her! But I mean, this is what we knock Kate and Carol for, right? Being climbers? If that’s the case, I just think we should call it for Meghan too.

      • Becks1 says:

        I have very few friends from childhood, and the friends I have from HS are really just on Facebook. I think if you move around, or switch social circles for whatever reason, its going to impact your friendships, especially in the pre email/social media days. One of the reasons Kate has a fairly small but close knit group of friends that have been around for a while is that Kate has been in the same social circle for….20 years? so it makes sense that she still has those friends.

        I know some people who are still BFFs with their elementary school friends, but no one ever left – they all grew up in the same town, went to the same college, moved back to the same town/general area. Its a lot easier to maintain friendships like that.

      • Elena says:

        I think you hit the nail on the head

      • Weaver says:

        There is absolutely no evidence that Meghan “used” anyone. Which of these no-name, people did she “use” and for what? No one knew who any of her friends were until the media went digging after her engagement to Harry. Like most adults Meghan gained and lost friends through the course of her life. Only her detractors are ascribing dubious motives to friendships that were gained and lost organically.

      • hashtagwhat says:

        There is absolutely no evidence only if you choose to ignore some very suspect moves on her part. What does no one knowing who she was or who her friends were until she was linked with Harry have to do with anything? She just happened to love her producer husband until she got cast in Suits? And then she just happened to love the hottest chef in Toronto (with much more social cache than her) until she met a Prince? And now, well , maybe she doesn’t have time for Priyanka and many on this board are slagging Priyanka for being hurt by it? Let’s agree to disagree. You call that “organic.” I call that having an agenda.

      • OriginalCarol says:

        Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. You call her for having an agenda but others see it as organically changing as one grows. If this story is true, then I agree with Kaiser for saying Chopra is a whining famewhore soon be ex friend. Really how desperate would one be if one have to resort to this attempt to keep oneself in the news eh. Guess if one doesn’t have much going on besides the million wedding receptions as click bait then one goes and generate some news, lol.

  16. JadedBrit says:

    Wasn’t Chopra’s wedding(sss) sponsored by People Magazine? Would the Duchess’s attendance make it appear as if she were part of the paid media bandwagon? -Not very well phrased, but they’re digging up the lane outside my house and the noise is brain-rattling.

  17. Anon33 says:

    Priyanka is desperate to stay in the headlines, isn’t she…

  18. Case says:

    I don’t buy this at all. Perhaps Meghan was dealing with some pregnancy issues during the time of Priyanka’s wedding. Perhaps Priyanka had prior engagements when she learned of the baby shower. They’re busy women. I don’t think there’s any bad blood here.

  19. Ray says:

    Used to like Priyanka before , but lately after getting married to jonas you could see how attention seeker she is , even her latest posts are fake

  20. Goldengirlslover34 says:

    I’ve been married for almost 9 years and I can’t even remember who came to my wedding at this point! I have a very good friend bring up the fact that she’s still upset she was unable to make it and I told her I could have sworn she was there! It’s really not that a big of a deal and becomes a non-factor.

  21. Chisey says:

    I hope they aren’t fighting, but I do think it’s weird that Meghan didn’t attend at least one of Priyanka’s fifty billion wedding events. I know that sometimes pregnant women have travel restrictions, but it rings false as an excuse in this case because Meghan is traveling all over the place while pregnant. I do think she should have showed at SOMETHING if they’re friends, you know? And inviting someone to a baby shower when you just turned down a bunch of wedding related invites could come across as crass gift-seeking behavior (although I’m sure Meghan doesn’t need gifts). Hopefully Meghan had a good reason and sent some kind of thoughtful gift or card to show she was thinking of her friend and smooth things over. I bet she did, thoughtful touches seem to be a strength of hers.

  22. Originaltessa says:

    This is tough… If Meghan just didn’t go, and didn’t have a good reason, then I get it. She didn’t put in the effort for her friend, and her friend is hurt. Friendships end this way all the time. One person invests more. That person usually ends up hurt.

    • noway says:

      If it’s true, this is the most sane comment on the board. I mean Meghan has left her Hollywood life. Some of her friends, may still be friends just not as close. Just like people who lose touch when they get married or have kids. Granted being wealthy and able to travel makes it easier. Still not sure I believe the story, cause even though people on here are bashing Priyanka, it fits too easily in the Piers Morgan and British tabloid narrative, Meghan is royal and is too snooty and leaving her old life and “best” friend behind.

      • Glor says:

        This is a really good take, and I regret a snipe at Pri above……I’m just not mad keen on her, is all.
        BUT…imagine the outraged reaction in GB had Meghan attended one of these bling wedding bashes! It’d have read in the press just like Diana’s exotic gallivanting, jet set, blah blah blah that the ‘bloids were wallowing in, mid 1997. Irresponsible flibbertigibbet, at best. 😱
        Too glitzy for home consumption (even *had* she actually fancied it herself)
        What a palaver, eh? (Though it probably doesn’t even exist)

  23. phlyfiremama says:

    Priyanka got her profile WAY raised by going to Megan’s wedding. THAT is the reason anyone cares about her at all. She is trying to start drama because all the interest in her faded out once the eons long stunt ceremonies finally, mercifully, ended. She is just trying to keep the spotlight on “me me me”. Skipping the baby shower was petty AF, and now I bet she is just super angry at herself for not getting all that publicity. How long before she joins Thomas Markle in the “turncoat” department??? All of the weddings were sponsored unendingly, I am sure that there is some protocol in place to bypass that tacky mess.

    • Clare says:

      Are you serious? She has been a HUGE star in India (home to over a billion people) for YEARS. Perhaps you can say it raised her profile in America (I would very much doubt a regular Brit would still be able to pick her out of a line up – excluding us blog readers), but to say the reason ‘anyone’ cares about her is because she attended a royal wedding is incredibly ignorant. And wrong.

      • MrsBump says:

        I think this just highlights how insular the west is, no matter how “woke” they believe themselves to be.

        I come from Africa, and i definitely knew who priyanka was.

      • noway says:

        Yes westerners have no idea about Bollywood and other celebrities unless they break though to Hollywood. Bollywood is the largest film industry by a ton, followed not by Hollywood, but by Nigeria’s film market. Hollywood is third. I am curious though, as I haven’t travelled to India or Africa for that matter, only western Europe and the America’s so yes I am insular too. How big is the British Royal family in other parts of the world? I mean we are a ways away from the British Empire’s imperial influence, and just wondering if they are a big deal. I kind of remember Diana was appreciated over there, but she wasn’t well known at first.

      • MrsBump says:

        @noway – i must say that i’m very impressed at how open minded your comment is. I certainly wouldn’t consider you insular just because you haven’t visit asia or africa.

        Regarding the royal family, they don’t have any real influence, per se, if they came to visit, people would go see them as objects of curiosity more than anything else. I cringe everytime i read comments here regarding the importance of the Commonwealth. Other than the CW games, which are the poor man’s olympics, we never hear anything at all about this supposedly crucial institution. It is just a corpse that the UK is trying to revive because of Brexit. The youth ambassador thing was only created to give Harry a job.

        The influence of Britain itself however is trickier to evaluate. Smaller countries like mine certainly don’t want to risk getting on the wrong side of the UK, but bigger countries like India for example, no longer bow down like they did in the past, especially since the surge in nationalism in the recent years. Overall i think the influence of Britain is strong but on the wane and a good example of that would be the latest UN court decision regarding the Chagos island, where traditional britist allies abstained to vote.

    • hashtagwhat says:

      The irony being that it was Meghan who got her profile WAY raised by HAVING a wedding. Let’s be honest, it was Priyanka who was a star in her country all on her own, not Meghan. And they were friends before Meghan could “do” anything for Priyanka so I can see how she would be hurt. Security and pregnancy and zika aren’t really great excuses, as we’ve seen Meghan accommodate all those factors.

      • laila says:

        I’m from Nigeria, the most populous black nation. Millions of Nigerians watch more Indian films than Western films. We have known Priyanka (former Miss World) for decades. Many people in Nigeria still don’t know who Meghan is. Bollywood is more popular in Nigeria and most African countries than Hollywood.

      • Clare says:

        Excellent example of Nigeria – but ever been to Morocco? I suspect more people there know Sharukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra than Brad Pitt and Meghan Markle, judging by my experience there. Or South Africa, where Bollywood is hugely popular. Of parts of the Middle East where Bollywood is insanely popular. There is more to the world than North America and Europe-including Britain (and as I mentioned, I don’t think Chopra has a particularly high profile in Europe/Britain, despite the OP’s claim that the royal wedding raised her profile.)

    • Eliza says:

      I knew who Priyanka was before the wedding. I had no idea who Meghan was pre-Harry relationship and I watched the first season of Suits when it originally aired.

      Fame is fickle, but Priyanka was the more famous of the two for the majority of their friendship.

  24. lanne says:

    Not buying the story at all. Just another attempt to foment petty “girl fight” strife. They are both grown ass women, and while Priankya may be thirsty, I don’t think she’s stupid.

  25. SV says:

    You can tell from the wording this is made up to get a reaction out of fan wars. Priyanka was attending Sophie Turner’s birthday party the same day as the shower who will be her actual sister in law. Priyanka was also in London prior to Meghan leaving for New York. Priyanka became friends with Meghan when she had nothing to gain from Meghan, but they have only been friends for a few years. They were never best friends.

  26. Susan says:

    Priyanka is too thirsty for attention. Agree with Kaiser that this I’d a clear case of jealousy on Chopra’s part – little miss nobody Meghan Markle had ascended way above her and she hates it.

  27. Adrien says:

    There’s still a chance to make up, Megs, when they wed next week for the 600th time.

  28. MrsBump says:

    I’m always a little suprised at how some commentors here react to women like Amal Clooney or Priyanka Chopra. Are they not WOC too?

    Chopra is a middle class girl who made it in Bollywood without any family connections, something almost unheard of, and she’s been the first indian actress to gain moderate fame in the US. Famewhore or not whatever she’s doing is working for her. She’s an actress (who’s not your stereotypical mid twenties white woman) trying to increase her profile in the US, so her decision to monetize her life doesn’t surprise me. The weddings were over the top, but no tax payer anywhere in the world paid for it, so who are we to complain.
    Just a few days ago everyone here was defending Meghan’s baby shower as it was paid by her friends, fair enough, i don’t see why anyone should care, but then why the hate for Priyanka who spent her own money.

    As for this imaginary spat, Priyanka is too ambitious to let a little thing like Meghan not attending her wedding get in the way of all she could milk out of her new royal connection.

    • Clare says:

      Seriously – I don’t know if its blind support for Meghan (attack anyone who might maybe possible isn’t 100 pro Meghan) or just straight up latent racism, where people are just waiting to attack a brown woman who dared to step out of line and work for/demand her minute in the limelight. Kind of shocked by some of the hateful comments on here.

      I mean, I do find Priyanka annoying, but the level of vitriol in some of these comments is just..

      • Jessica says:

        Whatttt????? Meghan is a WOC too so how is it racism. A lot of people don’t like Pri and haven’t for years.

      • Clare says:

        @Jessica I am questioning if SOME of the vitriol is due to latent/overt racism. And because you (not your specifically) like one WIC doesn’t you are not racist toward other WOC. Also, not all WOC have the same privilege/burden. For example in this discussion, one is half white, American, now married to a British prince. The other is Indian, married to an American pop ‘star’. Their experiences aren’t the same. The same person may be racist toward one, but not the other. (Not going to try and evaluate who has it ‘worse’).

        Either way, I was responding to the OP who raised the valid question as to why some commentors will defencd WOC1 to the death, all the while hurling nastiness toward WOC2.

      • Hotsauceinmybag says:

        So well said Clare!

    • I like Priyanka and Amal and maybe that’s why I’ve noticed the same, MrsBump. Posts about them both have always attracted comments that seek to disparage, and put them down. And this was since before either of them had anything to do with Meghan, that I know of. Sometimes it feels like because these women dare to celebrate themselves, their lives, their families that it’s taken as being a ‘show off.’ Like, we want to celebrate women but only if they don’t show their ambition, only if they’re appropriately ‘humble.’

    • Erinn says:

      It’s honestly blowing my mind that people are so quick to overlook that she is GENUINELY a star in her own right. She’s worked actively, has more projects down the pipeline, and lead a network tv show. Even if you’re ONLY going to count her US projects – she’s doing a lot better than many other actresses.

      I can’t figure out if it’s blind support and willful ignorance, or if it’s more racially charged. She’s ‘lesser than’ because the bulk of her career didn’t take place in the US? It’s pretty troubling.

    • Glor says:

      Amal a woman of colour too? In Britain? Blimey……straight up, it would never strike me that way, any more than the same claim about an Italian or Greek woman, or a Jewish woman. How startling.
      (Sacred heart….don’t tell Armenian Kim K. Her dream come true)
      This is entirely MY ignorance, and I hope to learn who else is included in this term, so I have my consciousness raised somewhat. (This sounds so specious, but I do mean it)

      • MrsBump says:

        Amal is arab, lebanese to be exact and her father is muslim, to me that qualifies her to be a WOC. I’d be happy to hear what your definition of term is.

  29. Mrs. Peel says:

    Priyanka married a baby, now she’s acting like one – quelle surprise.

  30. Mego says:

    I think it’s entirely likely, since this is not a direct quote of Priyanka, that this is more tabloid bs. I cannot imagine she was bent out of shape about Meghan not coming to her wedding (s).

  31. Yoyo says:

    Meghan didn’t go to her wedding(s) and Priyanka skipped the shower = no big deal.
    I don’t see how Priyanka had time to miss Meghan at her wedding productions.

  32. TheMomma says:

    Saw this coming a mile away 🙄

  33. LT says:

    I’m about to get married for a second time and it’s interesting how your perspective changes with age. It would have bothered me in my 20s, but in my 40s, I recognize that things happen and it’s not always about you! Besides – as much as you think your wedding is THE BIGGEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE, you realize that it’s not, actually. Your life is made up of so many big days and there are many opportunities to be there for and with your friends over the long haul (I say this as I am finding out that one of my closest friends may miss my wedding because of an issue out of her control. I’m disappointed, but not crushed. It is what it is).

    • Lindy says:

      100% this. I got remarried at 41 (married the first time at 23, which was a terrible idea). This time we got married in our backyard with 25 in-town friends, a damn good wedding cake, breakfast tacos, and mimosas. And it was so lovely. Didn’t even invite friends from out of town, or family (we did have a party for out of town friends and family a few months later). We didn’t want any gifts at all.

      Honestly, even in my 20s it wasn’t a big deal. Two of my very best friends got married the same day (go figure!). I missed one wedding and attended the one that I had on the calendar first. No one got upset, everyone understood, and they’re still two of my best friends almost 2 decades later.

      If it’s really true that Chopra skipped the shower because she was salty about Meghan missing her weddings than she’s a selfish and silly and very superficial woman.

  34. Daniel Timothy says:

    She told on herself with that social media comment. If she was expecting to garner any sympathy she certainly lost it from me with that particular bit. At the end of the day, she’s now a duchess and the rules are now VERY different. Priyanka should just accept that if she’s any kind of friend – instead she just looks like she’s trying to add to the negative press which isn’t gonna make Meghan feel like she should apologise – it’s going to make her feel like she needs to cut Priyanka off. Plus, she may a huge star worldwide and good for her but clearly not famous enough in America hence her thirsty antics. Sorry for the rant but that got me a bit lit lol

    • CHATNUH says:

      @DanielTimothy said: “She told on herself with that social media comment.”

      LOL What social media comment? Ye gads! Comprehension skills sure are in short supply.

  35. Rina says:

    Page Six BS. I doubt that Priyanka is feuding with Megan. So what if Megan did not attend one of Priyanka’s billion wedding events and Priyanka wasn’t at Megan’s baby shower? We don’t know if they met during the earlier part of Megan’s trip.

  36. Weaver says:

    I think it was mutually agreed that Meghan wouldn’t attend Prianka’s wedding. Why would Priyanka want Meghan taking all the attention from her?

  37. R says:

    I totally believe this- Priyanka has proven she is thirsty and very much about everyone looking at her and being about her so I can her ending the friendship over Megan not attending. I mean honestly at this point with everything that happened with that wedding is there anyone that has positive things to say about Priyanka. Please note that I am not talking about the number of ceremonies but the sponcon and whoring it out.

    Also I can totally see Megan being insensitive and not apologizing for not attending. I think this site does Megan a disservice by acting like she can do no wrong. I have no doubt that Megan drops some friends as she moves up, and that she can be self absorbed, etc (everyone can) and I can see her dropping Priyanka just because of how thirsty Priyanka is. Megan is royalty now so she has to trust those in her life to not talk about her and Priyanka is thirsty and status obsessed enough to use Megan.

    So anyway I totally believe this story and the calling out Priyanka has a huge star proves it IMO.

  38. Lani says:

    Meghan didn’t attend Serena Williams wedding neither. And by all accounts M and S seem closer.

  39. Scal says:

    I feel like this is something a immature person does. We had family members that couldn’t come to our wedding for a variety of reasons. Friends who had other weddings or family events or other reasons.

    It’s one day (or in Pryiyanka’s one month lol). It’s not the biggest day of your friends life. Be there for the marriage-not the wedding.

  40. Jessica says:

    Meghan didn’t go to Serena’s wedding but she still threw this elaborate baby shower.

    I don’t believe this anyway, there were reports they visited each other last summer.

    • I don’t believe this story either. Page 6 is simply taking the fact that Priyanka wasn’t at Meghan’s shower, and Meghan wasn’t at Priyanka’s wedding and making hay. Any reason to pit two women against each other by attacking both, and get clicks.

  41. Enn says:

    I just keep laughing at “Priyanka is a huge international star with a tremendous social media following. She is probably more famous worldwide than Meghan is.”

    Petty if it’s true. No one needs friends like that.

  42. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’ve never heard of those two being best friends. Good friends, yes, but not besties. If anyone has that role, it’s probably Abigail Spencer. She probably didn’t go because of security and logistic issues. I doubt Meghan didn’t apologize profusely for missing the weddings, but her life is completely different now that she’s DoS. And those saying she went to Harry’s family & friends weddings, they were all in the UK.

  43. London Lozza says:

    So she couldn’t make it, or didn’t want to make it. That’s entirely her prerogative and nobodies business but her own.

    I’ve just turned down being bridesmaid to a friend of mine. We were asked to travel to the USA on THREE separate occasions for it – dress shopping in NY, a hen do (bachelorette) in NY and the wedding itself in Sonoma, California. That’s way too much of a burden on my finances and my annual leave allowance. Added to which both hubby and I have big birthdays this year and my MIL has cancer for a third time … our money and time are going to be better spent not at her wedding. While she was a bit disappointed, she totally understands our position.

    Real friends, don’t get put out if you cant or don’t want to go to their wedding. A good friendship should have enough other special times throughout the years.

    I suspect a lot of the information coming out is just someone trying to “stir the pot” and playing into a negative narrative being peddled around Megan, and I’d leave the reports in the gutter where they belong.

    • burdzeyeview says:

      Remember back in the day when it was only the wedding you had to go to….now its costing a small fortune for a best man or chief bridesmaid to go to all the pre-wedding events/shopping/holidays/gifts, the actual wedding/accomm/travel etc….its just not on. Real friends wont fall out with you for it.

      • London Lozza says:

        Ahhhh burdzeyeview I remember those days so fondly too! Now it’s all just so unnecessarily expensive and long. Sooo long! Thankfully rehearsal dinners aren’t a thing in the U.K.!!

        Hubs and I eloped to Vegas for our wedding and then had a massive party a few months later back in the UK and invited literally everyone we could think of. We told people not to buy gifts and spend their money on a hotel room if they wanted to stay over (we had cheap and cheerful options available rather than $300/night wine country hotels!)

        We had our honeymoon in New Zealand at the rugby world cup backpacking round, and four of our friends decided to come out and join us. Much more our cup of tea as a group 🙂

        None of our friends or family were put out they didn’t come to the wedding, and had they have been, well they’re not the friends we’d want in our lives!

    • Nicegirl says:

      I’m from Sonoma, born and raised there. I wish you could go check it out! There’s so much more than 🍷. Although the Sonoma Valley wineries make Napa look like Kmart, lol. I totally get the expense of travel and weddings though and hope you get to travel to the Valley of the 🌙 Moon someday. 🖖🏽

  44. Lily says:

    Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t…..

  45. erika says:

    priyanka gives off such odd vibes. i don’t like her ; /

  46. Kirsten says:

    If this is in fact true, it’s petty and immature AF. As an adult I don’t have time or energy for friends like that, out ya go and good riddance.

  47. burdzeyeview says:

    I think her huge ego is raging because her famous royal friend didn’t attend any of her weddings/events/parties/showing-off-a-thons, therefore diminishing their importance – to her. Meghan has much more important things to worry about than some bruised ego. i.e settling into her role as DoS and becoming a mother…a very busy lady.

    • Lily says:

      I mean the first few weddings were in the beginning of December, so I’m assuming Meghan was in London, prepping for patronages, figuring out the move to Frogmore, etc. Plus the smear against her was in full swing in December, imagine how it would look if she flew to INDIA for a wedding complete with sponsors and cameras. Instead, she chose to keep her head down and stay at home with her husband….

  48. tempest prognosticator says:

    I just don’t believe this story.

  49. Bunny says:

    PC’s many, many weddings were huge events with hundreds of people.

    Meghan almost certainly couldn’t have gone for security reasons.

  50. SV says:

    I love and admire Meghan, but people defending Meghan by saying Priyanka is too thristy is silly. Meghan and Priyanka are cut from the same cloth as almost all of Meghan’s friends are. They’re ambitious women in their mid-thirties who pursue multiple careers as well as charitable efforts. Call them thirsty, but these are women who work and hustle. Both are very focused on girl’s education. Priyanka already had everything that Meghan was pursuing when they became friends from the action career to the global Unicef Ambassadorship.

  51. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    I don’t get the idea that Priyanka is supposed to be some massive star, possibly more famous than Meghan. Umm what? Lol
    Didn’t Quantico get cancelled and she has no jobs right now? She might be a big thing in India, but by US standards, she is currently only famous for marrying a Jonas. I’d hate to think she is jealous of Meghan and her new royal life. The billion weddings and spon-con made her and the Jonas kid look absurd.

    • Erinn says:

      “She might be a big thing in India, but by US standards, she is currently only famous for marrying a Jonas”

      But by that logic, Meghan’s claim to fame is marrying a prince. Her estimated net worth (estimates aren’t always right, but still) is 28m. Bollywood is MUCH bigger than Hollywood. She has had a WAY bigger career than Meghan has on their home turfs. Besides Suits Meghan held a briefcase and had mainly bit parts. I like Meghan but she was not a household name before Harry. I (Canadian) knew who Priyanka was well before I’d ever heard of Meghan. Even looking at it from a US lens – Priyanka was the lead role in Quantico which ran for 3 seasons. It was canceled, but it was also a bigger production than Suits was.
      She was one of the main cast in Baywatch which was a big release despite not being a great film. She’s managed to break into Hollywood more than Meghan ever did.

      She was also in “Isn’t it Romantic” this year, has a project in post production, and two more announced. So no, she’s not jobless.

      Again, I like Meghan, I think she’s great. But I don’t see why people feel the need to put other women down to hold her up higher. Their careers aren’t comparable – and that’s fine. But it’s not fair to say the woman is only famous for marrying a Jonas when she’s had a solid career and has made her own fortune.

      • sash says:

        “But I don’t see why people feel the need to put other women down to hold her up higher.”

        Because they’re living their princess fantasy vicariously through her. They need the fairytale to be real and if that means putting other women down, then so be it. I’ve also noticed it’s disproportionately against other WOC, too.

        I like Meghan, too, but some of the comments are too much. If we’re being out-and-out honest with ourselves she’s best known for marrying into a royal family.

  52. DS9 says:

    I don’t believe this story either.

  53. Raina says:

    Why does everything have to be about who is bigger or popular. This is not my idea of friendship. Come if you can, don’t if you can’t. Friendship that’s real doesn’t die out over that. If you can’t take it with you, none of it is that important. It’s all just ego and earthly darkness. A lower vibration.
    One had like 17 weddings and maybe she wanted a ROYAL to attend. I wonder if she’d be THAT hurt if she weren’t a Duchess now. Blech. Pretension is sickening. I’m sure she’ll have 40,000 first anniversary parties that one can attend.
    Also, pregnancy and all the stressors Meghan is under?? I would lay low, too, as much as possible. Maybe they just grew apart.

  54. Ib says:

    Do you think this story could be planted to make Meghan (and Priyanka/Meghan’s taste in friends) sound bad? I’m not saying that it is; idk. Just given media context of last few months would not be surprised if were the case. Would also not be surprised if story were true, either possibility is believable

  55. Shelley says:

    You know who I don’t give a crap about? Priyanka. That is who.

  56. Lila says:

    If someone is really that delusional/lacking in empathy/self-absorbed, you’re better off without them. There will always be another opportunity for them to get irrationally offended. From what we’ve seen, Meghan is excellent at leaving negativity in the rear view mirror. So if that is really Priyanka’s attitude, then I’ll bet it’s the last we’ll ever see of her.

  57. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    How mature of her.

    She sounds nice.

  58. Rdoug says:

    I think this is just a bs story used to pit these women against each other, it’s not flattering to either of them. It paints Meghan as a social climber who is stepping over her friends to get to the top, and it paints Priyanka as fame obsessed and upset that her friend is getting more attention than her and is not using that fame to help boost her. The more reasonable explanation is that Meghan dipped on going for some reason and Priyanka felt she was being left behind by Meghan for her new life. Neither of these women need to be vilified for this small story. With the way people reacted to her baby shower, I can’t imagine what the reaction would have been to her going to the wedding and then having her shower, and I assume that someone pointed that out to Meghan and told her it would look frivolous for her to go to both these events.

  59. mtam says:

    I can’t believe people are just choosing to ignore the last paragraph and just blindly believe these are Pryanka’s real feelings. I get it’s a gossip site, but she literally has said or done nothing to insinuate they’ve had a falling out.

    • Olenna says:

      Believe it. The ones who want to think the worst of Meghan don’t care about the veracity of these types of stories.

  60. jay says:

    Waaah Waaaaaaah I became friends with a duchess so I could have a wedding attended by royalty and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. Good god this girl is annoying.

  61. Lorelei says:

    As Original Tessa said above, this is tough.

    I don’t know much about Priyanka but by all accounts she and MM are friends and she went to Meghan’s wedding. It seems to me that Meghan could have made the effort to go to *one* of hers.

    Clearly the pregnancy isn’t the issue because she has been working and traveling all over for the entire pregnancy. Money is certainly no object, and she would have had whatever security she needed. So if they are truly friends, I can understand Priyanka feeling hurt. It’s not as if there was only one wedding and it was the same day as Trooping of the Color or something MM really had to attend.

    That said, it is ridiculous if Priyanka is actually so angry at Meghan over it that in her mind it is a “friendship-ending” situation. I’m sure MM sent a lovely gift and apologized profusely for not being able to attend. And I hope Priyanka didn’t blab about this to the press, because that is just so gross and immature.

  62. Lilla says:

    I believe that Chopra is seeing all the negative publicity being put out on Meghan and wants to disassociate for her own PR reasons. I thought that when she posted that she was in Cali on the day the internet went wild about the baby shower, making it clear she was not participating.

    Also, anything about Meghan gets huge coverage today, so maybe she is trying to climb the climber.

    MM should have communicated so there would not be this misunderstanding and public complaining. It appears that she did not.

    JMO, or guess.

  63. Emily says:

    OMG I have a friend like this. Two friends of mine did not attend my friend (let’s call her Stacy)’s wedding. She was so hurt and so offended and was SUCH a drama queen about it. One friend really did have a legit excuse—it was too expensive for her to travel (she lives in Georgia and the wedding was in NY) and she was a bridesmaid at another person’s wedding, she couldn’t afford to go to all of them (I went to 5 weddings that year). The other friend didn’t have a great excuse but I think her logic was she wasn’t super close to this friend.

    Stacy threw a fit. She kept going on and on about how she had attended the Georgia friend’s wedding in NC at a time when she didn’t have a lot of money… and she confronted my other friend who didn’t have a great excuse at another friend’s wedding (I did warn my friend she would get confronted lol) omg it was so awkward. I have actually recently made a point to distance myself from Stacy. She constantly complains about everything and is so negative and has the weirdest views about how friendship works. I don’t need that negativity right now especially as I am unemployed. Sometimes it’s better to let people go.

  64. holly hobby says:

    “Priyanka is a huge international star with a tremendous social media following. She is probably more famous worldwide than Meghan is.”

    HHAHAH. Omg I can’t stop laughing at this delusional comment. Seriously. Megan married a Prince and the other gal married a JoBro. There is no comparison.

    Also since Megan is now a “somebody” I would think the security would be horrendous if she decided to go to one of those weddings. For the sake of everyone it was best she sat it out.

    • Originaltessa says:

      I love how people ignore the existence of the billions of people that exist outside of western culture….

      • me says:

        India has a population of about 1 billion and pretty much EVERY single person in India knows who Priyanka Chopra is…add to that number the amount of Indians living outside of India who also know who Priyanka is. I guess us Indians don’t count for sh*t huh?

      • Lady D says:

        In addition to the millions and millions of Jonas Brothers fans who happily welcomed Priyanka through her marriage to him.

    • Erinn says:

      But nothing that you’re saying makes the part you quoted untrue. Meghan’s mainly famous for marrying a prince. You take away their respective husbands from the equation and Priyanka is a MUCH bigger star. Chalking their fame up to only who they married and the station of their husbands is horrendously dated, and sexist, honestly. Western film/tv is not the only industry out there, nor is it the largest by any means.

      • Dako says:

        Sorry honey your logic just doesn’t hold. Meghan married into the most prestigious royal FAMILY in the world. It’s a lot more than just that her husband is a prince, her husband is the Queen’s grandson. A much better case is that it’s the proximity to the Queen and being part of the inner family that makes her socially prestigious. Priyanka is a big star, but Meghan is royalty.

    • MrsBump says:

      So a woman’s worth is defined only by who she is married to?
      How very 1800s of you! I really hope you don’t call yourself a feminist.

      • Sash says:

        Are you seriously trying to pull the feminist card in a post where people are leaving rude comments about Priyanka “only” being known in India and ageist comments about her being older than her husband? Really?

      • MrsBump says:

        SMDH , i hope that was sarcasm, if not you’ve just proved my point. Also read up, ive written quite a few posts defending Priyanka.

        Judging by the quality of the comments all the intersectional feminists are on holiday today

  65. hildegarde says:

    I really doubt this story’s merit. Whatever the reason for Meghan’s absence, I kind of have to imagine Priyanka would be okay with it. Celebrities who seem to be very good friends are absent from each other’s weddings all the time, I imagine there’s an understanding when you’re famous and accustomed to being busy, and your famous friends are busy, and if they’re not, they’re probably enjoying some time off from being busy, and attending weddings can be stressful. Especially when you have to travel, like Meghan would have.

    • Heather says:

      I would agree. It makes more sense for celebrities to not become enemies as you never know when somebody else might become important for your projects or charity work.

  66. Nicegirl says:

    Here’s my rant:

    Why is it cool for us to comment that Priyanka and Jonas are ‘bearding’ and all that shiz but folks are biting each other’s asses off for commenting such of BCoop. ????

    I don’t like it. Seems hypocritical to me.

    Stop already.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      +1. Nick Jonas has been w/ several women and never any lasting (or even not lasting) relationship with a man, so not sure why the whole ‘bearding’ thing is a thing?

  67. GotDamn says:

    …why won’t you just accept that Meghan’s an asshole? If nobody likes her or can stay friends with her, at some point that’s on her, not everyone else in the world.

    Oh, except Jessica Mulroney. She has an enduring friendship with the most obnoxious person in Canada’s most wife-beating political family. Which is another sign she’s kind of a mess.

    • Sam says:

      Geneveive-friends since college
      Lindsey-friends since college
      Heather-friends for 10+ years
      Markus-friends for about 10 years
      Benita-friends for 10+ years
      Daniel-friends for 10+ years
      Abigail-friends for 10+ years(she knew her before suits)
      Janina-friend for 15 years
      Serena-friends for around 6 years
      So the narrative that she doesn’t have any close people that stay friends with her for long is BS

      And people should get off Jess’s dick.We don’t know her or her personality and she’s been more a friend/family to Meghan than her actual family.

      And what’s wrong with not having childhood friends? I don’t have any childhood friends and a lot of my friends are from Uni so what?

      • GotDamn says:

        “we don’t know her or her personality”

        She parlayed the wedding nonsense into a morning show gig. We do know her, she’s awful.

    • Ms. says:

      Why would you think she doesn’t have friends?

    • otaku fairy... says:

      I don’t know much about Jessica Mulroney. But if we should be hesitant to make a woman responsible for the fact that there are wife-beaters in the family she married into, we should be even more hesitant to make a woman responsible for the fact that she’s friends with a woman who’s husband’s family has wife-beaters in it.

    • Meganbot2000 says:

      GotDamn why are you ignoring the fact Meghan has many long-term friendships with ordinary people who are out of the public eye?

      I swear the Meghan-haters are exactly like Trump. They just invent their own version of reality, facts be damned.

  68. Eve says:

    Maybe Duchess Meghan got confused by the number of weddings Chopra and Jonas were having.

  69. Shannon Malcom says:

    I’d be surprised if that’s honestly even true. They’re both busy women, I’m sure there’s every possibility neither can always attend the other’s stuff. I’ll bet Meghan probably sent a wedding gift and Priyanka probably sent a baby gift and this is all from someone’s imagination.

  70. oddly says:

    Well this is just weird, no one even thought about Meghan not going to her weddingssss until someone pointed it out , now it just makes Pricky look petty.

  71. Frannie says:

    On Indian gossip sites, such as Pinkvilla (this was leading up to the wedding), there were articles about how The Rock would attend the wedding in India.
    I don’t believe The Rock actually did end up attending the wedding.
    I wonder when the article will come out that says Priyanka is upset at The Rock for not attending.

  72. starryfish29 says:

    She’s pretty obviously jealous; she spent the whole run up to the wedding name dropping Meghan at every chance she got, and then post wedding tried to use her association with Meghan to sell her “romance” with Nick Jonas, dropping quotes to the tabloids about how they visited her and Harry’s country home around the time that Nick proposed. And everything about Priyanka’s wedding seemed to be designed to outdo Meghan’s wedding, especially that insanely long veil. She’s milked their friendship at every turn, and now is milking these supposed snubs. I’m sure they’ll have “made up” just in time for Priyanka to tell everyone how thrilled she is about the arrival of Baby Sussex.

  73. wisdomheaven says:

    Pls, this is such BS. Priyanka is busy with her own life and career. I really doubt she is holding a grudge about her wedding(s).

    Meghan attending her wedding would have made it even MORE of a circus. Seriously. People were bitching about Meghan going to this before it even happened. Go back and look at any royal message board or even the posts about Pri’s wedding on this site. Meghan would have been absolutely torn apart by the media and royal watchers for attending. Priyanka’s weddings were SO over the top and commercialized it would have been a terrible look for Meghan to attend as a member of the BRF. This is nothing like her attending the very low-key and private weddings of Harry’s friends/family in the UK. Pri chose to make her weddings a shit show. A lot of her Bollywood colleagues didn’t attend too.

    Meghan has friends going back decades including Genevieve who hosted her baby shower with Amal (they go back to their sorority at NW), Lindsay, Benita, Janina, Abigail, Heather, etc. Most of whom are not famous.

    Priyanka and Meghan have been friends for years, I am sure Meghan sent her apologies and explained why she couldn’t go. Page 6 just making shit up again.

    Also Pri IS definitely extremely famous. IDK about MORE famous then Meghan, but I knew very well who Pri was and watched her Bollywood movies well before I ever heard of Meghan. I do not see her being so petty or thirsty as to go after her friend in the tabs. It doesn’t seem her style nor does she need to. She is extremely successful in her own right.

  74. Jessica says:

    While yall are arguing over who (and why) didn’t go to someone’s wedding and baby shower this happened…

    CC Thursday: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this afternoon held a meeting at Kensington Palace with members of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

  75. Emme says:

    I don’t even believe this 10,000th ignorant hit piece about Meghan – which is always vitriolic and is clearly being driven by IRRATIONAL anti-black racism against Meghan. In any case, Priyanka Chopra is not and never will be MORE famous Meghan, so whoever cooked this up not only sounds bitter, jealous, & desperate to take Meghan down, but they sound stupid too.

  76. leela says:

    Yes!!! This is a very good example of gossip in action. Just forget about the more neutral information – “A spokesperson for Chopra declined to comment, but a source close to the former Miss World told me, “There are no issues between the two women. They are friends, and anything you’re being told otherwise is inaccurate and untrue.””. Instead focus on the malicious bits and start eviscerating the character you hate/ least like in the story and spread the hate . . .

  77. Dako says:

    When you’re part of the inner Royal family, you are on the top of the social ladder. Meghan did Priyanka a favor by inviting her to her wedding not the other way around. Does Priyanka really feel she did Meghan a favor by showing up at her wedding? I don’t care how famous Priyanka is, she is in an inferior position and I suspect this irritates the heck out of her.

    • jules says:

      This. Methinks there is a grain of truth to this gossip. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

  78. Montréalaise says:

    I’m a divorce lawyer and in my experience, women who have obscenely extravagant and over-the-top weddings tend to end up in divorce court within a couple of years – which is what I think will happen with Priyanka.