Why Priyanka Chopra missed Meghan Markle’s baby shower
Meanwhile, Serena Williams played host
BY ALYSSA BAILEY | February 22nd, 2019
Meghan Markle had several celebrities at her intimate New York City baby shower: Serena Williams (who hosted the event), Amal Clooney, Abigail Spencer, and Gayle King were among the most prominent. But missing was Priyanka Chopra, Meghan’s friend who attended her wedding in May. On the day before Meghan’s shower, Chopra posted a selfie with Beverly Hills tagged as the location, seemingly shutting down initial reports she would be at the Manhattan celebration:
But TMZ got insight into why Chopra had to miss Meghan’s party. It isn’t because Chopra wasn’t welcome there; it’s because work got in the way. Sources close to Chopra told TMZ that she was stuck working in Los Angeles and was “bogged down” with meetings for a book she is writing.
Chopra has had time with Meghan since the wedding though. In July, Chopra and her now-husband Nick Jonas were reported to have spent time with Meghan and Harry at their Oxfordshire country home. E! reported then that Meghan approved of Chopra and Jonas’s engagement and was “very excited” for the two. Meghan ultimately didn’t go to Chopra’s Indian wedding in December because of her pregnancy, a source told Us Weekly.
And Meghan did get to spend time with plenty of close friends during the “beautiful” party at the Mark Hotel’s penthouse suite on the Upper East Side. “The shower was a chance for Meg to share excitement of the baby with her closest friends, some of which she hadn’t seen for some time,” a royal insider told ELLE.com yesterday. “It was a beautiful gathering filled with love and celebration—she couldn’t stop smiling.”
PHOTOGRAPH: Getty Images (Meghan Markle)
FROM ELLE USA