Meghan Markles friend Priyanka Chopra ignores Prince William and Kate Middleton at Wimbledon – Daily Mail

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Meghan Markle’s friend Priyanka Chopra appeared to ‘ignore’ Prince William and Kate Middleton as they were clapped into the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

In a newly emerged clip, the actress, 38, opted to fiddle with her scarf as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, took their seats to rapturous applause from the crowd ahead of the Women’s Singles Final on Saturday. 

Further photos show Priyanka appearing to look away from the royal couple while standing on Centre Court balcony.

Several royal watchers suggested it was a snub after the Duchess of Sussex, 39, made remarks about Kate during her Oprah Winfrey interview.

Meghan claimed her sister-in-law made her cry and ‘hurt her feelings’ during a discussion about flower girl dresses ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry – after it was previously suggested it was the other way round.

Meghan Markle's friend Priyanka Chopra appeared to 'ignore' Prince William and Kate Middleton as they were clapped into the Royal Box at Wimbledon

Meghan Markle's friend Priyanka Chopra appeared to 'ignore' Prince William and Kate Middleton as they were clapped into the Royal Box at Wimbledon

Meghan Markle’s friend Priyanka Chopra appeared to ‘ignore’ Prince William and Kate Middleton as they were clapped into the Royal Box at Wimbledon

Further photos show Priyanka appearing to look away from the royal couple while standing on Centre Court balcony

Further photos show Priyanka appearing to look away from the royal couple while standing on Centre Court balcony

Further photos show Priyanka appearing to look away from the royal couple while standing on Centre Court balcony

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have been friends since 2016 after meeting at an ELLE Women in Television dinner

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have been friends since 2016 after meeting at an ELLE Women in Television dinner

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have been friends since 2016 after meeting at an ELLE Women in Television dinner

She also claimed ‘conversations’ were had with a member of the Royal Family about the colour of Meghan and Harry’s son Archie’s skin. 

It’s possible Priyanka didn’t see the Cambridges enter the Royal Box, or that she wasn’t aware of the etiquette to applaud, however several royal fans suggested her abstaining from clapping was intentional. 

Remarking on her reaction, one said: ‘The way Priyanka did not even look in their direction is enough for me.’

Another tweeted: ‘I’m actually in disbelief about such a lack of manners and upbringing. The Americans sitting in the vicinity to Kate and William did NOT clap nor acknowledge their entry. Two past tennis stars with their wives, King and Navratilova, and a bestie of Meghan’s, Priyanka Chopra.’ 

One added: ‘She totally ignored them. I would do the same if my friend was mistreated’, while one remarked: ‘I would ignore them as well.’ 

Priyanka Chopra was joined in the royal box by her business woman friend Natasha Poonawalla (both circled) they appeared to not engage with the royal couple

Priyanka Chopra was joined in the royal box by her business woman friend Natasha Poonawalla (both circled) they appeared to not engage with the royal couple

Priyanka Chopra was joined in the royal box by her business woman friend Natasha Poonawalla (both circled) they appeared to not engage with the royal couple

In a newly emerged clip, the actress, 38, opted to fiddle with her scarf as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , both 39, took their seats to rapturous applause from the crowd ahead of the Women's Singles Final on Saturday

In a newly emerged clip, the actress, 38, opted to fiddle with her scarf as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , both 39, took their seats to rapturous applause from the crowd ahead of the Women's Singles Final on Saturday

In a newly emerged clip, the actress, 38, opted to fiddle with her scarf as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , both 39, took their seats to rapturous applause from the crowd ahead of the Women’s Singles Final on Saturday

It's possible Priyanka didn't see the Cambridges enter the Royal Box, or that she wasn't aware of the etiquette to applaud, however several royal fans suggested her abstaining from clapping was intentional

It's possible Priyanka didn't see the Cambridges enter the Royal Box, or that she wasn't aware of the etiquette to applaud, however several royal fans suggested her abstaining from clapping was intentional

It’s possible Priyanka didn’t see the Cambridges enter the Royal Box, or that she wasn’t aware of the etiquette to applaud, however several royal fans suggested her abstaining from clapping was intentional

One angry royal fan wrote: 'I'm actually in disbelief about such a lack of manners and upbringing. The Americans sitting in the vicinity to Kate and William did NOT clap nor acknowledge their entry. Two past tennis stars with their wives, King and Navratilova, and a bestie of Meghan's, Priyanka Chopra'

One angry royal fan wrote: 'I'm actually in disbelief about such a lack of manners and upbringing. The Americans sitting in the vicinity to Kate and William did NOT clap nor acknowledge their entry. Two past tennis stars with their wives, King and Navratilova, and a bestie of Meghan's, Priyanka Chopra'

One angry royal fan wrote: ‘I’m actually in disbelief about such a lack of manners and upbringing. The Americans sitting in the vicinity to Kate and William did NOT clap nor acknowledge their entry. Two past tennis stars with their wives, King and Navratilova, and a bestie of Meghan’s, Priyanka Chopra’

A source previously told E! News that Meghan confides in Priyanka (pictured at Wimbledon) about the 'adjustments' she had to make with being a royal

A source previously told E! News that Meghan confides in Priyanka (pictured at Wimbledon) about the 'adjustments' she had to make with being a royal

A source previously told E! News that Meghan confides in Priyanka (pictured at Wimbledon) about the ‘adjustments’ she had to make with being a royal 

Priyanka was a guest at her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, however Meghan didn't attend her wedding to Nick Jonas that December and Priyanka was subsequently absent from Meghan's baby shower, prompting rumours of a feud. Priyanka however laughed off these claims, insisting it was simply 'not true'

Priyanka was a guest at her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, however Meghan didn't attend her wedding to Nick Jonas that December and Priyanka was subsequently absent from Meghan's baby shower, prompting rumours of a feud. Priyanka however laughed off these claims, insisting it was simply 'not true'

Priyanka was a guest at her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, however Meghan didn’t attend her wedding to Nick Jonas that December and Priyanka was subsequently absent from Meghan’s baby shower, prompting rumours of a feud. Priyanka however laughed off these claims, insisting it was simply ‘not true’

‘We just clicked’: A timeline of Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra’s friendship 

January 2016: Meet at ELLE Women in Television dinner and bond over shared values and experiences in the acting industry

May 2016: Pair enjoy a ‘girls day out’ with producer Mubina Rattonsey

September 2016: Priyanka and Meghan have a ‘fun night’ watching Hamilton the Musical with Sharmin Segal and Tamanna Dutt on Broadway

November 2016: Another girls night out with Mubina in Los Angeles

May 2017: Priyanka praises Meghan’s individual achievements on The Wendy Williams Show when she’s referred to as ‘Prince Harry’s girlfriends’

September 2017: Priyanka says she and Meghan ‘bonded as actors… we just became friends, like two girls would’ and defends Meghan’s Vanity Fair cover story on Entertainment Tonight

November 2017: Priyanka is among the first to send congratulations message to Harry and Meghan after they announce their engagement

January 2018: Priyanka calls Meghan ‘an icon, truly, that girls can look up to’ in interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

May 2018: Priyanka attends Meghan and Harry’s wedding in Windsor

July 2018: Priyanka says Meghan is ‘doing amazing’ in her new role as a royal

December 2018: Meghan is absent from Priyanka’s wedding to Nick Jonas in India

February 2019: Priyanka doesn’t attend Meghan’s baby shower in New York prompting rumours of a feud

March 2019: Priyanka laughs of rumours of a rift, exclaiming: ‘Oh my God, no it’s not true’

June 2019: Priyanka slams ‘racist’ treatment of Meghan by the media in an interview with The Sunday Times and calls her a ‘beautiful person’

The actress was joined in the royal box by her business woman friend Natasha Poonawalla.  

Neither woman appeared to engage with William and Kate on the Centre Court balcony after the game, with  photos showing them sitting down while the royal couple stand and chat to guests.

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have been friends since January 2016 after meeting at an ELLE Women in Television dinner. 

Afterwards Meghan told Press Trust of India she was thrilled when Chopra admired her work, adding: ‘You know when you meet someone and you just click? It was just an easy, natural progression. 

‘We’ve managed to keep in touch via email and text, and try to see each other whenever we’re both in the same town.’

The Indian actress was a guest at her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, however Meghan didn’t attend her wedding to Nick Jonas that December and Priyanka was subsequently absent from Meghan’s baby shower, prompting rumours of a feud. 

Priyanka however laughed off these claims, insisting it was simply ‘not true’.

Priyanka has been a vocal champion of Meghan since they became close; when the Duchess was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2018, she wrote a piece detailing her special qualities.

In the article, she predicted that Meghan ‘will be a princess for the people’ and branded her a ‘relatable young woman with her heart and mind in the right place’.

A source previously told E! News that Meghan confides in Priyanka about the ‘adjustments’ she had to make with being a royal. 

Priyanka attended the Ladies Singles Final between Australian Ashleigh Barty – the eventual champion – and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at Wimbledon.

She wore an elegant billowing, marble-print gown which featured an asymmetric hem and a snakeskin print belt which nipped her in at the waist, and was seated in the Royal Box beside a friend a couple of rows behind Prince William and Kate – Meghan’s brother-and-sister-in-law.  

During their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year – which has been nominated for an Emmy award – Meghan said she didn’t make Kate cry over bridesmaid dresses, arguing ‘the reverse happened’.

‘A few days before the wedding she was upset about something, pertaining to… the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings,’ she told the chat show host.

‘There wasn’t a confrontation and I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologised, and I have forgiven her. What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do, but that happened to me.

‘I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her.’

Kate has not commented publicly about the interview, but she and Prince William were said to have been ‘deeply saddened’ by it. 

In May 2016, Priyanka and Meghan enjoyed a 'girls day out' with producer Mubina Rattonsey, with Priyanka sharing a snap to Instagram

In May 2016, Priyanka and Meghan enjoyed a 'girls day out' with producer Mubina Rattonsey, with Priyanka sharing a snap to Instagram

In May 2016, Priyanka and Meghan enjoyed a ‘girls day out’ with producer Mubina Rattonsey, with Priyanka sharing a snap to Instagram

The film star radiated glamour as she made her way to her seat in the Royal Box on Saturday to watch the Women's Singles Final

The film star radiated glamour as she made her way to her seat in the Royal Box on Saturday to watch the Women's Singles Final

The film star radiated glamour as she made her way to her seat in the Royal Box on Saturday to watch the Women’s Singles Final

Priyanka was seated in the Royal Box beside a friend a couple of rows behind Prince William and Kate - Meghan's brother-and-sister-in-law

Priyanka was seated in the Royal Box beside a friend a couple of rows behind Prince William and Kate - Meghan's brother-and-sister-in-law

Priyanka was seated in the Royal Box beside a friend a couple of rows behind Prince William and Kate – Meghan’s brother-and-sister-in-law

Indian actress Pryianka Chopra was a guest at Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding in 2018 (pictured beside Suits star Abigail Spencer)

Indian actress Pryianka Chopra was a guest at Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding in 2018 (pictured beside Suits star Abigail Spencer)

Indian actress Pryianka Chopra was a guest at Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding in 2018 (pictured beside Suits star Abigail Spencer)

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