Priyanka Chopra has confirmed she’ll be attending close friend Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry on May 19. However, Chopra revealed that she will not be a bridesmaid.
Talking to People Now about the royal wedding, Chopra said she was looking forward to the big day. “I’m super excited about her and her big day,” Chopra, 35, said of her close friend. “It’s not just going to be life-changing for both of them, it’s life-changing for the world that needs to see strong women as icons, and I think Meghan has the potential to be that.”
Chopra and Markle met the annual Elle Women in Television dinner about three years ago, and they bonded instantly. “We bonded as actors. We just became friends, like two girls would,” Chopra once said about her friendship with the Suits actress.
During her recent interview with People Now, Chopra once again opened up about her friendship with the future royal and called Markle a “girl’s girl.”
“She’s just a really real girl,” Chopra said. “She’s a girl’s girl. She’s a really relatable young woman who is concerned about the world just like you and I are. That’s what I love the most about her. I feel like her authenticity is what’s going to make her really stand out in this new life she’s going to take on.”
Markle, too, has spoken about her bond with Chopra on multiple occasions. Her dream is to work with the Quantico actress in a Bollywood movie.
“I would love to work with her on a film one day! I told her specifically that my dream is to work with her on a Bollywood film, because I think it would be so much fun — she said I should do it!” said Markle.
Although both Markle and Chopra have busy schedules, they manage to keep in touch via text messages and emails. They meet up whenever they are in the same town.