Priyanka Chopra has talked openly about her friendship with Meghan Markle in the past. In fact, she was one of the first people to defend Markle when people started referring to her as simply "Prince Harry's girlfriend." There's talk that Chopra may even be a bridesmaid in Markle's upcoming wedding, though that's unconfirmed at this point. Regardless, these women are tight. I mean, they saw Hamilton on Broadway together—and that experience bonds you for life.
So it's only fitting that Chopra wrote a little something about Markle after the soon-to-be-royal was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People (which also includes Prince Harry, by the way). What Chopra wrote isn't very long, but it does express the warm affection she has for her good friend. "Somewhere among biryani, poutine, and endless conversations, I realized just how deeply Meghan Markle cares for the world," Chopra wrote for Time. "With her, what you see is real, and what you get is a relatable young woman with her heart and mind in the right place."
Chopra said Markle has a natural drive and compassion that will "connect her to a generation in much need of kindness." She briefly touched on the former Suits star's philanthropic work and noted how she continues to smash stereotypes, both in the royal family and beyond.
Of course, the Quantico actress did make a nod to Prince Harry. "This ever-smiling, strong free spirit found her prince, fell in love and in turn made a cynical world believe in fairy tales again," Chopra wrote. "But more than anything else, Meghan is an important influencer in a world that needs strong public figures to respect and look up to."
How Chopra ended her tribute to Markle may or may not make you cry. (I'm low-key sniffling, but don't judge me because I also cry at, like, movie trailers.) "Meghan, standing shoulder to shoulder with Harry, will be a princess for the people," Chopra wrote, and then concluded with, "Love always, my friend. Live happily ever after."
And cue the water works. Chopra should 2,000 percent recite this blurb, verbatim, at Markle and Prince Harry's reception on May 19.
Click here to read Chopra's whole essay about Markle in Time 100's Most Influential People issue.
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