Life & Style Weekly
NO LONGER FRIENDS?
Meghan Markle was surrounded by her closest friends — everyone from Amal Clooney and Serena Williams to stylist Jessica Mulroney and Gayle King — during her baby shower inside the Mark hotel in NYC on Feb. 20. Well, everyone except Priyanka Chopra. While the Bollywood star reportedly claimed she was completely swamped in LA with meetings about an upcoming book deal, a source tells Life & Style that it was a case of hurt feelings, not a hectic schedule, that kept her from the festivities. Meghan and Priyanka’s friendship has hit a rough patch and it’s all because the Duchess of Sussex, 37, declined to attend the 36-year- old actress’ wedding to Nick Jonas, 26, in December. “Meghan said it was a huge undertaking and that India was a long way to travel while pregnant,” the source explains. “Well, that was fine until Meghan decided to have her baby shower in NYC, which is almost the same distance as traveling from London to India!” Adding insult to injury, Meghan and husband Prince Harry, 34, just embarked on a whirlwind royal tour of Morocco well into her third trimester. “It sounds petty, but Priyanka’s feelings were hurt,” the source says. “And whi le she missed out on the social event of the year, Priyanka’s glad that she stuck to her guns.”