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Meghan Markle's maid of honor at her first wedding has been banned from the royal nuptials

Priddy had previously talked to the media about Markle and Engelson in an interview, where she had confessed that when the two split, her sympathy was with the producer
UPDATED JAN 29, 2020
(Source:Getty Images)
(Source:Getty Images)

Now that we know Prince William will be serving as best man to Prince Harry at the wedding, we are yet to know who Meghan Markle is going to choose as her maid of honor for the royal wedding. What we have learned, however, is that her maid of honor in her previous marriage did not even receive an invite to Markle's upcoming nuptials to Prince Harry on May 19.

According to sources, the Suits actress had a major fallout with her best friend Ninaki Priddy, who served as her maid of honor when she married Trevor Engelson. As per the Royal biographer Katie Nicholl, Markle felt that Priddy had completely "betrayed" her by sharing stories about her with the media.

"As far as Meghan is concerned, Ninaki has betrayed her trust and is a persona non grata," Nicholl told Best Magazine.

Priddy had previously talked to The Sun about Markle and Engelson in an interview, where she had confessed that when the two split, her sympathy was with the producer and not with the actress. 

"What came to light after Trevor and I spoke ended my friendship with Meghan. I think everybody who knew them both was in shock," Priddy said. "All I can say now is that I think Meghan was calculated, very calculated, in the way she handled people and relationships. She is very strategic in the way she cultivates circles of friends."

Priddy's sharing Markle's personal stories and childhood memories were what came next. She revealed a video clip of Markle where the to-be-royal was playing the queen. "The show was called Your Royal Highness and the star was Meg. It's very funny to see this now and given what is going on with her life it's quite eye-opening. She was always the center of attention, always the ringleader – it was my birthday, but she took the starring role!" Priddy recalled.

The person who's now running for the maid of honor position after Priddy slipped is apparently one of Markle's closest friends, Jessica Mulroney. "Jessica is Meghan's BFF (best friend forever) and has been a huge influence," an insider said about Markle and Mulroney. "Meghan's turned to her for advice on everything from the dress, the flowers, decorations in church, the wedding lunch — and even the seating plan. She is the real power behind the throne in this royal wedding and has been invaluable."