Meghan wrote on her blog: ‘We hit it off immediately, taking pictures, laughing and chatting not about tennis or acting but about good old-fashioned girly stuff.So began our friendship.’Subsequently, she congratulated Williams when she won her third consecutive U. Open — and when she won the Australian Open in 2015 she Tweeted: ‘So happy for you!She has also contributed to a flattering profile of the sports star in America’s glossiest celebrity magazine, Vanity Fair. Crowned Miss World at the age of 18 in 2000, Priyanka Chopra is a hugely successful film actress.This was the same magazine to which Meghan herself spilled out her heart in a huge cover story interview to promote the 100th episode of her TV series, publicly declaring her passion for Harry by saying: ‘We’re a couple, we’re in love.’Surprise, surprise, Williams was quoted in the article about Meghan’s blooming royal romance, saying of her: ‘Her personality just shines. A tireless social networker, she met Meghan at a party in Toronto two years ago.A certified yoga instructor who calls herself a ‘gender equality activist’, Ms Trudeau does a lot of charity work and, like Meghan, helps a charity that provides clean water and sanitation in Third World countries.She recently met Emma Watson in Ottawa, where the Harry Potter actress discussed worldwide gender equality with the PM.
She lives between Mumbai, where she grew up, and Toronto and celebrated her 30th birthday with a party at U2 star Bono’s house.Indeed, as a self-proclaimed ‘inspiration junkie’, Meghan used her own blog for numerous gushing tributes to her ‘closest friends’. Markus Anderson is the man who introduced Meghan to Harry and has been described by her as ‘one of her closest friends in the world’.Here, ALISON BOSHOFF offers a guide to those soulmates . The consultant for the Soho House Group and former global membership director at the exclusive club worked his way up from being a waiter.They are the M-crowd: the intimate friends of Meghan Markle.And since celebrity magazine US Weekly reported that Prince Harry’s girlfriend met the Queen at Balmoral a few weeks ago — suggesting a royal engagement announcement is likely — the actress’s social circle has become increasingly fascinating.Right-on rating: 3/5Another friend is former television showbiz reporter and now Canada’s First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, married to PM Justin Trudeau.