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Will Priyanka Chopra Be Meghan Markle's Bridesmaid?

Priyanka Chopra Confirms Her Role in the Royal Wedding — No, She Will Not Be a Bridesmaid

Priyanka Chopra is ready to see Meghan Markle walk down the aisle. The Quantico actress gushed about her best friend's upcoming royal wedding during a recent interview with People and confirmed that, no, she won't be Meghan's bridesmaid, but, yes, she will be in attendance to witness the happy couple say "I do."

"I'm excited!" Priyanka told the outlet. "I feel like it's not just gonna be life changing for both of them. I think it's life changing for the world that needs to see strong women as icons." Priyanka also dished on her friendship with the bride-to-be, saying, "She's just a real girl. She's a girl's girl. She's a relatable young woman who's concerned about the world. That's what I love the most about her. I feel like her authenticity is what's gonna make her really stand out in this new life that she's gonna take on."

In February, Priyanka shared those same sentiments, telling Harper's Bazaar Arabia, "I don't think anybody else would be able to do it the way she will. She's just right for it." Priyanka went on to call the former Suits actress an "icon" that girls and women "can look up to." Cue the awws. "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," the 35-year-old continued.

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One person we know for sure won't be by Meghan's side is Kate Middleton. While the Duchess of Cambridge will likely be at the wedding, especially since Prince William has been asked to be Prince Harry's best man, it would be seen as below Kate's status to serve as Meghan's bridesmaid since she'll become the future queen consort when William becomes king.

Still, Priyanka thinks Meghan joining the royal family is a positive thing. "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," she stated. And we couldn't agree more.

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