Our February cover star Priyanka Chopra is a close friend of soon-to-be royal bride Meghan Markle. So close, in fact, that ever since the engagement was announced there have been rumours circulating that Chopra will be a bridesmaid.
But during a candid interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia she remained tight liped. “If you see me there, you’ll know,” she teased.
However, Chopra was keen to champion Markle as someone who can bring a modern twist to the British royal family. “I don’t think anybody else would be able to do it the way she will. She’s just right for it,” she said. “She’s an icon, truly, that girls can look up to, that women can look up to. She’s normal, she’s sweet, she’s nice, she thinks about the world, wants to change it and this was even before any of this happened.”
She added: “I do think Meghan being a part of the royal family is a big step in the direction of so many things; of women, of feminism, of diversity, of race, of the monarchy versus everyone else. It’s a beautiful step in the right direction.”
While it’s clear that Chopra thinks her friend is worthy of the role, she doesn’t want to see her achievements fade into the background. “It’s natural for people to be like, ‘Oh that’s Prince Harry’s girlfriend, but she’s a lot more as well,” she said.
Well said, Priyanka!