Kate Middleton snubbed at Wimbledon by friend of Meghan Markle delighting fans
Meghan Markle fans rarely have much to celebrate these days.
From the burial of a leaked report into her alleged bullying of Buckingham Palace staff, to being slammed by critics for the way she attended a memorial for victims of a shooting in Texas – its fair to say she gets a rough ride.
However, a year ago they took great pleasure in in a viral clip of a pal of the Duchess' seemingly snubbing Kate Middleton and Prince William in the Royal box at Wimbledon.
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Actress Priyanka Chorpa, a long time friend of the controversial Royal, was happy to be seen ignoring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they entered the special box during last year's Super Saturday.
While the video clip, which was circulating widely on social media at the time, suggested that the Baywatch actress simply hadn’t noticed Wills and Kate’s entrance, #TeamSussex fans on social media took great pleasure in the moment – although Kate didn't seem to notice, at all.
One Twitter user, who goes by the name Ruru, posted the clip and commented: “it's Priyanka Chopra not applauding to the Prince's arrival for me … she literally said, ‘who?, anyway lemme fix my dress first’”.
They added that when Priyanka Chopra was interviewed by US talk show host Wendy Williams, she corrected the description of Meghan from “ Prince Harry ’s girlfriend” pointing out that the Suits star was a successful woman in her own right.
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“She is truly a feminist, a women's women and we love to see it,” Ruru commented approvingly.
Replying, another Twitter user identified the person sitting next to Priyanka as Scottish-born singer Lulu, whose Old Etonian son Jordan Frieda controversially played William in an American TV movie about the young prince’s life.
Neither of them appeared to notice the Duke and Duchess coming into the Royal Box either.
In fact, as several commenters pointed out, several people in the Royal Box hadn’t applauded as Wills and Kate made their entrance and pointed out that singling out Priyanka, whether positively or negatively, wasn’t entirely fair.
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One Twitter user wrote: "Martina Navratilova didn't bother clapping either, there's a good few who didn’t considering Kate is the patron at Wimbledon, those professional legends in the box didn't bother clapping…"
Another added: “A lot of people are not clapping. Why only see Priyanka?”
Meghan didn't attend this year's event – although she did appear in 2019.
She is known to be a fan of the sport, too.
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