Well that's a relief!
Being a royal had its advantages – the fashion, the princes, the tiaras, the castles – but it definitely also has its drawbacks, from the end of privacy to the dreaded rumour mill.
No one knows this more than Meghan Markle, who has endured an endless stream of online bullying since becoming a Duchess. From the continuous speculation around a supposed feud with Kate Middleton to racist abuse, it has gotten extremely out of hand, with it emerging this month that the social media backlash is getting increasingly serious.
While it has since been reported that the royal ‘feud’ is in fact between brothers Prince Harry and Prince William, rather than their wives, Meghan took a lot of the brunt of the feud rumours, something that has surely taken its toll.
But it wasn’t the royal feud that made news this week, instead it was another alleged fallout that the Duchess is involved with, this time with A-list pal, Priyanka Chopra.
Yes, Meghan is in ANOTHER rumoured feud, and yes, the chances are that it's just rumours.
The speculation started when Meghan didn’t attend Priyanka’s wedding, only escalating when Priyanka was unable to attend Meghan’s New York baby shower. And instead of coming to the logical conclusion - that they are two of the busiest women in the world - it was instead decided that the pair were at war.
According to a close source via E! however, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
‘All the rumours that Priyanka and Meghan aren't friends anymore are totally not true,’ the source explained to E!. ‘Priyanka and Meghan are still very close friends and they talk frequently. Meghan confides in Priyanka about the adjustments she has to make with being a royal.'
The source continued: ‘Just because Priyanka didn't go to the shower, or that Meghan couldn't come to her wedding, doesn't mean anything about their friendship. They're still very close friends and Meghan considers Priyanka one of her closest confidants.’
‘There are no issues between the two women,’ another source added in response to the rumours. ‘They are friends, and anything you’re being told otherwise is inaccurate and untrue.’
Well that’s that.
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