Priyanka Chopra did not attend Meghan Markle's baby shower because the duchess missed her India wedding: Report
It came as quite a shock to lots of fans when Meghan Markle's luxurious baby shower had her close friend Priyanka Chopra Jonas missing from the list. But now, it is being said that the newlywed actress declined her invite to the lavish baby shower last week.
An insider told Page Six that Priyanka and Meghan's friendship has hit a rough patch, for the 'Isn't It Romantic' actress is still upset over the Duchess of Sussex failing to show up at her three-day long wedding to singer Nick Jonas, which was held in Jodhpur, India.
“Priyanka was crushed,” said one source. Which eventually led to the 'Quantico' actress declining the invite to Meghan's baby shower held at The Mark Hotel in New York. The shower was hosted by the Duchess' close friends Serena Williams and Amal Clooney, and also had celebs like Gayle King in attendance.
At the time of the shower, it was reported that Priyanka was “bogged down” in Los Angeles with meetings about a book she is writing, but sources say the real reason is that Markle hurt her feelings by not coming to her wedding.“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.”
Although the Bollywood actress' reps declined to issue any comment on the situation, a source close to the former Miss World told the media outlet, “There are no issues between the two women. They are friends, and anything you’re being told otherwise is inaccurate and untrue.”
However, one can take the actress' absence at the baby shower with a pinch of salt, since both she and Nick seemed much friendlier in July when they visited the royals at their Cotswolds country home. Priyanka and Meghan have been pals ever since bonding at an Elle Women in Television event in January 2016.
Meghan had previously revealed that the two became friends quite easily. She said, "You know when you meet someone and you just click?" And at the time of Meghan's wedding to Prince Harry, Priyanka raved about the Duchess saying, “She’s an icon, truly, that girls can look up to, that women can look up to. She’s normal, she’s sweet, she’s nice.”