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Meghan Markle's Best Friends

Margaret Minnicks is an online writer who writes about the royal family.

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Meghan Markle, also known as the Duchess of Sussex, has a lot of female best friends. In fact, she has so many that it would have been hard to choose one to be her maid of honor when she married Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. Therefore, she didn't choose either one of them. However, there were small children as bridesmaids and pageboys surrounding her.

Prince Harry did have a best man. It was easier to choose his brother Prince William. After all, Prince Harry was Prince William's best man when he married Kate Middleton in 2011.

Serena Williams and Meghan Markle

Serena Williams and Meghan Markle

Serena Williams

If Meghan Markle had a maid of honor, Serena Williams would have been at the top of her list.

The tennis champion and the actress have been close friends for many years. They played in a celebrity flag football game in 2014.

Markle once wrote on her former lifestyle blog, The Tig, that she and Serena are the same age, love hot sauces, and adore fashion, but what connects them more than those things is perhaps their belief in exceeding expectations.

Markle has attended the U.S. Open and Wimbledon to support her friend over the years. She also attended her friend's New York Fashion's Week show for her clothing line.

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Markle and Priyanka Chopra are friends. However, the 36-year-old actress was not chosen to be a maid of honor.

Both actresses have a common career even though it was necessary for Meghan to give up acting after she became engaged to Prince Harry. The two actresses met at a dinner celebrating women in television.

Jessica Mulroney and Meghan Markle

Jessica Mulroney and Meghan Markle

Jessica Mulroney

Jessica Mulroney is the fashion stylist for Justin Trudeau and Canada's first lady Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau. She and Markle have been best friends for years. Jessica was the publicist and stylist for Meghan before her marriage.

The 37-year-old stylist met Markle when she relocated to Toronto, Canada to film her starring role in the legal drama Suits that premiered on June 23, 2011, on the cable network USA.

Have you noticed that Meghan Markle looks like most of her friends?

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton and Meghan get along very well. At the time of Meghan's wedding, Kate was a new mother to her third child, Prince Louis who was born on 23 April 2018 before the wedding on May 19. It would be a nice gesture of sisterhood, but the palace would not have agreed to Kate being a matron of honor because it would have looked like it was a step back in the hierarchy.

Both women belong to a small club that only a few women belong to. Kate is the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan is the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle and friend Lindsay Roth

Meghan Markle and friend Lindsay Roth

Lindsay Roth

Producer and author Lindsay Roth and Meghan have been friends for a long time. Lindsay got married last August 6, 2018, just a few days before Meghan.

Roth is much younger than Meghan's other best friends. The 24-year-old newlywed would have been honored to be in her friend's wedding. She didn't have to be a matron of honor because Meghan chose not to have one.

Meghan Markle and Janina Gavankar

Meghan Markle and Janina Gavankar

Janina Gavankar

Janina Gavankar and Meghan have been friends for almost 15 years. Gavankar has worked on True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. They have acting in common, but they would have been best friends without having acting in common.

A tidbit about the 37-year-old friend of Meghan is that she is the first person in the acting profession to use Twitter in 2006. In 2011, she designed a free template for actors and artists so they can have full control over their online presence.

Meghan Markle and Sarah Rafferty, actresses on "Suits"

Meghan Markle and Sarah Rafferty, actresses on "Suits"

Sarah Rafferty

Sarah Rafferty became Meghan's friend when they were both actresses on the same television series. Sarah is much older than Meghan and her other best friends.

The 45-year-old actress is well-known for giving Meghan advice in her role as Donna Paulsen on the USA Network legal drama Suits. That spills over into real life since they are such close friends.

Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Which one of Meghan Markle's friends is a tennis champion?
    • Janina Gavankar
    • Serena Williams
    • Priyanka Chopra
    • Sarah Rafferty
  2. Which one of Meghan Markle's friends is her stylist and publicist?
    • Serena Williams
    • Priyanka Chopra
    • Jessica Mulroney
    • Janina Gavankar
  3. Which one of Meghan Markle's friends is a newlywed?
    • Priyanka Chopra
    • Lindsay Roth
    • Jessica Mulroney
    • Sarah Rafferty
  4. Which one of Meghan Markle's friends was the first actress to use Twitter?
    • Lindsay Roth
    • Janina Gavankar
    • Serena Williams
    • Sarah Rafferty
  5. Who wore the same dress as Meghan Markle?
    • Janina Gavankar
    • Kate Middleton
    • Lindsay Roth
    • Serena Williams
  6. Which friend is much older than Meghan and was her co-star on "Suits"?
    • Serena Williams
    • Sarah Rafferty
    • Janina Gavankar
    • Lindsay Roth

Answer Key

  1. Serena Williams
  2. Jessica Mulroney
  3. Lindsay Roth
  4. Janina Gavankar
  5. Kate Middleton
  6. Sarah Rafferty

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