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Priyanka Chopra Is Not Here for Those Meghan Markle Feud Rumors

Elise Taylor

Don’t look for any drama between Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle.

After the Duchess of Sussex missed Chopra’s over-the-top wedding in India and the actress later failed to attend the duchess’ lavish New York City baby shower, some tabloid speculation started: Were these two famous friends. . .fighting? But on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Chopra succinctly shut those rumors down.

It was a caller from Philadelphia who posed the question. “Are the rumors true that you were upset that Meghan Markle skipped your wedding to Nick Jonas?” he asked. Chopra started to laugh while host Andy Cohen added: “They said you didn’t go to her baby shower because you were pissed at her!”

“Oh, my God,” she said. “No, it’s not true.” Her tone was so definitive that Cohen only responded, “Yes, okay.”

Tabloids employing a false “catfight” narrative between two women is, unfortunately, nothing new—especially in royal circles. Once upon a time, there was a rumor of a rift between Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson (which, decades later, Fergie is still contesting), and more recently, between Markle and Kate Middleton. It got so bad that Kensington Palace issued a rare denial after a report that the two had an “explosive row”: “This never happened,” a palace spokesperson reportedly said.

So, Priyanka’s response—concise, dismissive, and frankly, a little annoyed—was, yes, a reaction to the question at hand. But also likely a reaction against just another story that pits women against women. After all, aren’t there a million plausible reasons as to why two successful, world-famous women may have not been able to make these events, especially when one is expecting her first child?

But now, thanks to Andy Cohen, it seems that Chopra has put the rumor to rest.

Watch: It’s Priyanka Chopra vs. Nick Jonas in Vogue’s Newlywed Game:

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