Lack of applause from actress had tongues wagging
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Did Priyanka Chopra show the world she’s got pal Meghan Markle’s back?
Prince William and wife Kate were on hand along with the actress for the women’s final at Wimbledon on Saturday. But as polite applause was heard throughout Centre Court for the royal couple as they took their seats ahead of Chopra, Meghan’s gal pal pointedly “ignored” them, according to some fans who took to social media to point out the apparent snub.
Chopra — seated almost directly behind the royals and a couple rows up, was captured on camera adjusting her scarf and not applauding as Will and Kate took their seats in the Royal Box.
Perhaps Chopra was having a mini wardrobe malfunction and knew cameras would be on her so she wanted to look her best.
Or maybe she’s just that loyal of a friend.
It doesn’t appear that Kate or Will were the slightest bit fazed.
In any case, fans were torn. Some called Chopra and the other spectators who didn’t applaud disrespectful, saying they “lack manners and upbringing,” while others said they would have done the same if their friend was mistreated.
It’s not the first time Chopra showed her girl Markle a little love.
When Meghan was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2018, Chopra penned a piece on her “real” and “relatable” pal, predicting she would be a “princess for the people.”
And in an appearance on Wendy Williams’ talk show a few years back, when the host referred to Meghan as “Prince Harry’s girlfriend,” her loyal pal was quick to point out she was so much more.
The two women became friends in 2016 at an Elle Women in Television dinner, and have supported one another over the years.
In 2019, there were rumblings that they had a falling out because Meghan didn’t attend Chopra’s wedding to Nick Jonas, and then, a month later, Chopra was absent from the royal’s New York baby shower.
But a source was quick to tell E! News the women’s friendship is as strong as ever, and Chopra continues to be one of Meghan’s closest confidantes.