Jameela Jamil has opened up about her friendship with Meghan Markle

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Jameela Jamil is known for speaking her mind, taking pride in standing up for what she believes in, whether it’s shaming Kim Kardashian for advertising appetite suppressants or calling out Georgia’s new anti abortion legislation.

This month, the Good Place actress made headlines for a different reason however, as she was handpicked by Meghan Markle to feature on Vogue’s September issue as one of its game-changing cover stars.

After clapping back at Piers Morgan’s trolling of the decision to have her on the cover, the 33-year-old opened up about what it was like working with the Duchess of Sussex, and we spy a friendship on the horizon.

Recalling how she found out about Meghan’s involvement, Jameela explained how she knew nothing until she received a phone call from HRH herself, just before the news was broken to the public.

‘Meghan called me herself,’ she recalled. ‘I missed the call three times before I finally answered, I wanted to punch myself.’

And what did they talk about? Apparently, Meghan jokingly thanked the actress for introducing her to Prince Harry, a reference to Jameela’s The Good Place character Tahani who claims in the show to have set them up.

‘She explained that she'd guest edited the issue, and apologised that the whole thing had been shrouded in so much secrecy,’ Jameela went on to explain, with Meghan even reportedly telling her she was ‘a fan’.

‘To know that she had followed my work with I Weigh meant a lot,’ she went on to explain, describing the Duchess of Sussex as ‘warm, kind and actually very LOLs.’

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