Every girl wants their best friend by their side on their wedding day…
It’s no secret that Priyanka Chopra is extremely good friends with Meghan Markle, aka, the Duchess of Sussex. The Bollywood star penned a touching tribute to the new royal for Time magazine’s most influential people of 2018 issue, and travelled all the way to England for her fairytale wedding to Prince Harry in May.
At the time, there was even some speculation that Chopra would serve as a bridesmaid for Markle – however, the duchess ended up sticking with royal wedding tradition and decided to only have children in the bridal party.
But now that Chopra is engaged to Nick Jonas, will she invite Markle to play a part in her own wedding? And if she does, is the royal allowed to say yes?
One royal expert told Cosmopolitan it’s possible, but rather unlikely.
“There is no protocol that dictates whether an adult female member of the British royal family can take on the role of a bridesmaid or maid of honor at a non-royal’s wedding,” royal reporter Omid Scobie said.
“However, it is an unlikely scenario for one simple reason: A female royal would not be expected to walk behind a ‘commoner.’ This is why in the past we saw Pippa Middleton as Duchess Kate’s maid of honor, but when Pippa got married Kate read a prayer.”
Of course, there’s also the small matter of whether Markle’s presence would take the attention off the bride – but we’re thinking this wouldn’t be an issue for Chopra, who is clearly a leading lady in her own right.
Jonas is said to have popped the question while the two were in London celebrating Chopra’s 36th birthday last month.
According to Us Weekly, Chopra has already introduced her husband-to-be to Markle and Prince Harry, during a secret visit to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s house in Oxfordshire.