With all eyes on Meghan during her beautiful wedding ceremony with Prince Harry, some people may not remember that at one point, she was someone else’s maid of honor. In 2016, she stood by her friend Lindsay’s side in a sleek peach-colored bridesmaid dress and watched as she tied the knot to another one of their friends.
Little did she know then that just a few years later, she would be getting married to her actual Prince Charming. Speaking of bridesmaids, Meghan Markle’s helpers – all of whom were under the age of 10 – looked adorable walking down the aisle. Among the girls were Princess Charlotte and Zalie Warren.
Hanging Out with Her Best Friend
While Markus Anderson may have given them the space to get to know each other, it may have actually been Meghan’s best friend and fellow actress, Priyanka Chopra, that we have to thank for initially introducing her to the prince. The women met at an all women’s event for "ELLE" in 2016 and they immediately hit it off.
Priyanka got married herself, to pop star Nick Jonas in a lavish ceremony in India. The event took place in December 2018 and was one of the most highly anticipated weddings of the year. But even though Priyanka was in attendance at Meghan’s nuptials, the duchess couldn’t make it out to support her bestie on her big day.
She Loves to Laugh
If Meghan didn’t have an awesome sense of humor, she wouldn’t have ended up with Harry, according to an inside source. The prince was looking for someone who could make him laugh, and he definitely found that in the former "Suits" star. Check out this picture of her with a buddy, Markus Anderson, from her 2016 birthday celebration.
But who exactly is Markus Anderson, and how does the duchess know him? Anderson works as a consultant for Soho House, a members-only club for creatives. In fact, it was at one of the club’s houses that he set up the first introduction between Meghan and Harry. They are all apparently still good friends.
She and Her Mom Are Very Close
As we all know, things between Meghan and her father’s side of the family may be on the rocks these days, but her relationship with her mother seems to be completely the opposite, as they have always been very close. Doria, who used to be a yoga instructor before entering the field of social work, lives in California, still in the same house that the duchess grew up in.
Doria was right there by her daughter’s side when she gave birth and apparently, Harry is pretty fond of having her around, too, and was once quoted as saying that he thinks she’s “amazing.”
Yoga is, and Always Has Been, Her Go-To Workout
Fitness was one of the most important things in the star’s daily regimen. Running around the park for cardio wasn’t anything out of the norm on a typical workout day for the Dutchess. At one point, she was reportedly kicking back at Frogmore Cottage and taking things much easier.
The one thing that was definitely still on her post-baby workout list? Yoga! The idea to practice yoga postpartum came from her mother, Doria, who did the same after giving birth to her. As Meghan continued with yoga throughout her pregnancy, baby Archie was a yogi before he ever even stepped foot into the world!