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The Duchess of Sussex is “Very Excited” for Priyanka Chopra

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre on July 17, 2018. Getty

When she became engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry last year, Priyanka Chopra was “super happy” for her friend Meghan Markle. And now the former American actor, who became the Duchess of Sussex when she wed the royal on May 19, is in turn celebrating for the Quantico star. The newlywed duchess is reportedly “very excited” for Chopra, who became engaged to beau Nick Jonas earlier this month, according to multiple reports. “Everyone is very happy and they are definitely a great match,” a source told E! on Meghan’s reaction to the news.

In fact, the duchess is believed to have met with her long-time friend and the American singer shortly before 25-year-old Jonas got down on one knee. The engagement is reported to have taken place in London, as Chopra celebrated her 36th birthday on July 18, and the Bollywood star met with Markle while in town. According to Us Weeklythe Duke and Duchess of Sussex had Chopra and Jonas over to their country home in Oxfordshire shortly before the Jonas Brothers star popped the question. The proposal came just two months after Chopra attended Prince Harry and Markle’s own wedding in Windsor Castle.

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at the Met Gala in May 2017. Image: Getty

“I’ve known Meghan for three years and I’m so happy the way the world has responded to her… she is a relatable young woman of the world today,” Chopra told Us at the time. “She’s that girl who thinks out of the box. She has always been an activist. She has always had a strong voice. She’s an ambitious girl of today. I think the world needs strong role models like Meghan.” The actor also penned a moving tribute to her friend earlier this year for TIME Magazine, calling the royal a “princess for the people”. “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,” the Jamshedpur-born star wrote. “Her compassion, evident in the causes she supports, and her drive to break down stereotypes—obvious in her actions—will connect her to a generation in much need of kindness.”

Chopra and Jonas are believed to have become betrothed after a two-month relationship, though are yet to publicly confirm the happy news. However a source told People magazine that Jonas proposed with a ring from Tiffany & Co. “They are so happy,” the source added. “His friends and family have never seen him like this, and they’re all really excited for him. He’s definitely very serious about her.” The engagement was also alluded to by director Ali Abbas Zafar, who hinted at Chopra’s news as he revealed the actor would no longer be starring in his film Bharat. “The reason is very, very special, she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her,” Zafar tweeted in a cryptic message. Jonas and Chopra were first pictured together May 2017, when they attended New York’s Met Gala together as friends.

“We were both wearing Ralph Lauren! And we decided to go together because it was fun,” Chopra told Jimmy Kimmel shortly afterwards. “Yeah we were on the same table. We know each other so we were like, ‘Hey you know what, let’s go together.’ And I was like, ‘Okay. Let’s go together!’ It just ended up working out.”

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