Amal Clooney and Meghan Markle are BFFs and we can't handle this much excellence

Amal helped her settle into London...can we get in on her recommendations?

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Amal helped her settle into London...can we get in on her recommendations?

To be honest, we didn’t realise that Amal Clooney and Meghan Markle were close until the human rights lawyer showed up at the royal wedding with her beau George Clooney on her arm. It turns out the two have a ‘natural friendship’ as Amal has been helping Meghan get to grips with England and we’re just waiting for somebody to green-light their buddy movie.

Moving to London is a massive change for anybody (even if you’re just moving down from somewhere up north), but moving over from the States and into the Royal family certainly must be even more stressful. Luckily, Amal was around to show Meghan the ropes according to a source close to the pair.

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An insider told PEOPLE, ‘Meghan and Amal have known each other for a while [and share] many interests.’

It’s not surprising that the two gravitated towards one another, as Amal’s successful career fighting for international human rights and Meghan’s humanitarian work is definitely a common thread. The two were apparently introduced by a mutual friend and their friendship blossomed when Meghan moved to the UK.

The source continued, ‘Amal has been helping Meghan settle into London life. It was a very natural friendship from day one.’

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Besides clueing Meghan into the nitty gritty of the London scene, Amal also played an indirect hand on the Suits actress’ wedding day. Meghan ended up hiring Amal Clooney’s hair stylist Miguel Perez for the state occasion, who was supposedly introduced to her through the barrister.

The two women are the accomplished elegant power couple we’ve always dreamed of. Any chance we can get in on the BFF group, ladies? Our formal applications are with your publicists, give us a shout if you need references.

Megan C. Hills

Megan is a freelance journalist who covers entertainment and all things lifestyle, with a particular passion for fashion, beauty, travel and Keanu Reeves stories. She has previously worked on staff for titles including Marie Claire UK, CNN Style and The Evening Standard and has written for titles such as Bustle UK, Wallpaper*, Forbes and Hong Kong Tatler. She splits her time between London and her hometown Hong Kong, where she currently lives with the love of her life - an elderly dog named Poppy - and her husband.