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Meghan Markle’s Trusted Circle of Friends: A Who’s Who of the Duchess’ Secretive Life

We can’t know who Meghan really is without knowing who she chooses to surround herself with. Since she became serious with Prince Harry, she’s been a closed book about her private life and relationships. But her friendships make up a very significant and influential part of her life, and from what we’ve found, it’s certainly an exclusive social circle that Meghan walked in before her life with Harry.

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It seems she carefully handpicked the right people to surround herself with, for a few reasons. Which friends helped her rise through the ranks? How often does she see her childhood BFF? And who was her first boyfriend? We’re breaking down each and every person Meghan selected to be a part of her life.

Abigail Spencer Feels Influenced by Her Royal Pal

Meghan met Abigail Spencer long before they appeared on the USA Network show Suits, over a decade before she even married Prince Harry. She’s been spotted with the Duchess several times since she became a Royal, flying around to be with her, from her wedding in London to her baby shower in New York.

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These two are also exactly the same age, being born on the same day of the same year, hours apart. And the list of things in common goes on and on, as Abigail revealed when discussing Meghan’s style: “She has incredible taste, she has really influenced my fashion and taste. We have a lot of similarities in what we like.”

Misha Nonoo Was One of Meghan’s High-Society Friends

Before Meghan married Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex, she was living a regular life. Vacations with girlfriends to tropical locations were the norm, as we see in this group selfie taken by Meghan of her and her friends. Before she became world-famous, however, she was rubbing shoulders with high society.

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Misha Nonoo, on the right, was her British fashion designer friend from a well-heeled background. Unlike Meghan’s start in life, Misha was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, attending a private school and working as a model in her teens. But having well-connected friends was key for Meghan in meeting Prince Harry.

Serena Williams Will Always Be There for Her

Serena Williams is one of Meghan’s better-known pals, surprising the world with their unexpectedly close friendship. “She couldn’t be a better friend to me,” Serena admits, adding, “Low moments, high moments, she’s always there and that’s all I want to be to her.” Such high sentiments were reciprocated by the Duchess in her interview for Vogue during Serena’s pregnancy, where she asserted the tennis champion would be an “amazing mom.”

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Serena even threw Meghan her baby shower when she was pregnant with Archie, flying her and her friends to New York. Since they met in 2010, they’ve maintained their special bond despite the distance. Meghan’s even been spotted attending Serena’s matches alone, traveling to the US Open to support her from the side.

Markus Anderson Introduced Meghan to Harry

Meet the orchestrator for Meghan and Harry’s romance, Markus Anderson. He was the friend that set Meghan and Harry up on a date, as he’s as well connected as they come. He’s a consultant for the members-only club Soho House, having even been dubbed the “King of Soho House” for his success in setting up events and scoping out the hottest locations.

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And when Meghan was still posting on her (now deactivated) Instagram account, Markus was a regular feature. She even dedicated a post him, captioning the image: “What would I do without you, my loving, supportive, and endlessly fun friend?? I know what…I would be bored, and life would be infinitely less interesting. I love you SO much. Happiest of days for you now and always. Love you xx.”

Lindsay Roth Is the College Friend That Stuck

Meghan has one university friend in particular that she remained close to over the years. Lindsay Roth attended Northwestern University with the Duchess to be, and Meghan even served as her maid of honor on her wedding day in 2016. Today, she is a busy mom of two. And she’s full of high praise for her friend. “I don’t know many people who are as generous and supportive as Meg is,” she told People magazine.

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“She’s selfless, and that’s just a part of who she is and who she was raised to be,” Lindsay continued, adding, “We’re the kind of friends who can be 3,000 miles away and still be talking about or thinking the same thing, and even texting each other the same thing at the same time miles away.” How many of us can claim a telekinetic friendship!

Roland Mouret Struck up a Connection With Meghan in a Hotel Elevator

Before the Royal wedding happened, close friend Roland Mouret was at the top of the predictions list for who was creating Meghan’s wedding dress. The fashion designer even addressed the rumors in an interview with WWD, giving suggestive responses: “Mm, I don’t want to say. It’s… there is no comment on that. She’s a friend. And that’s…I can’t say.” In the end, she walked down the aisle in a tailored Givenchy dress.

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The pair of them bonded over their love of fashion when they first met in an elevator in Istanbul. “This man in a bathrobe said, ‘I’d love to dress you.’ ‘I thought “whaaat?” Then he told me who he was and we’ve been friends ever since,” Meghan relayed. When she still had a personal Instagram account, she’d share cute lunch date selfies of them together.

Heather Dorak and Meghan Supported Each Other’s Careers

When news broke out that Meghan and Harry were stepping down as senior Royals, Heather Dorak was the first person she called to be by her side in Canada. She even went to pick up her Pilates instructor friend from the airport, making it her first appearance since the big announcement.

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They’be been best buds for the last 15 years, with Heather referring to Meghan as a “best friend” on her social media account. She boasted on Instagram that Meghan was “one of my first clients” as an instructor, having been tight since before either of them had flourishing careers.

Jessica Mulroney Is Long-Considered to Be Meghan’s Ultimate BFF

It would seem that Jessica Mulroney, in particular, shares a special bond with Meghan that stands out among the rest. A well-connected Canadian, she was a former actress turned stylist, who happens to be hosting a new wedding TV show called I Do, Redo on Netflix.

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There are many pics of them together. From attending show-biz events to snuggling on a sofa indoors together, they clearly led quite close lives before Meghan was married. And she’s faithful through and through, keeping the lid on details of Meghan’s private life. “Every person has to have a bit of privacy in their life,” she told Harper’s Bazaar, adding, “There are things I’ll never talk about for sure.”

Priyanka Chopra Is Closer to the Duchess Than You Know

Wife of Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra has been a loud supporter of Meghan since they met at an Elle Women in Television event in January 2016. And it seems Priyanka isn’t surprised by Meghan’s rise to fame, having said in an interview, ” Megs…she was always meant for big things,” adding, “The beauty of Meg is that she’s been herself through all of this.”

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She continued, “A lot of people got to know her after everything, but I knew her before [she started dating Harry] and she’s the same chick. Now she’s got a real platform, she talks about the same things she always did.” Such praise is mirrored by Meghan, having stated in 2016 that, “Priyanka is unbelievable, she’s become a really good friend.” And with Meghan’s move to Canada, they should be able to see each other that bit more.

Elton John Is a Meghan and Harry’s Confidant

When we think of Elton John’s connection to the Royal family, we probably think about his song “Candle in the Wind,” the re-written tribute song for Diana, the Princess of Wales. It might be surprising then to realize that he has a warm and protective relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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He can’t even help but jump to Meghan and Harry’s defense when they’re faced with, what he considers, “distorted and malicious” news coverage. He called Harry’s mother one of his “dearest friends,” and regularly lends them his home or private jet. It’s even been reported that he’s so close to the couple, he knew about their decision to step down from royal life before we did.

Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne Talked Herself Into a Hole

Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne is another friend that Meghan made while starring in the TV series Suits. They had been good friends from 2014 until an awkward conversation led to Meghan distancing herself. Gina expressed her concerns to the Duchess before her wedding, trying to warn her of the expectations that would come from marrying into the Royal family.

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But Meghan didn’t want to hear about problems that could arise, stopping Gina’s train of thought with a sharp “save it.” She explained to Gina: “I don’t wanna hear it… this is a positive time in my life.” Despite their disagreement, Gina remembers how Meghan would make her feel like the only person in the world.

Rick Hoffman Crossed the Ocean for Meghan

American actor Rick Hoffman starred opposite Meghan in Suits, as the character Louis Litt. But he got more out of it than a paycheck – he made a lifelong friend. People caught on to their closer relationship when he cryptically posted on social media that he would be flying to the UK to attend a “special” wedding.

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Playing a sarcastic character on the show, eagle-eyed viewers were quick to notice that Rick looked weird during the Royal wedding. “Imagine sitting next to people to your right and not knowing which person it was that has halitosis. Hence the face that’s apparently all over the place,” he retorted online to his critics.

Benita Litt acts as Meghan’s Surrogate Family

It’s been suspected that this close friend of the Duchess, Benita Litt, might have been named as one of baby Archie’s godparents. She’s in entertainment law and has been in Meghan’s social circle for years. She even sat with Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland at the Royal wedding.

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It’s easy to see why the two have been so close for so long. They both share a love of fashion and a love of traveling. And to this day, Meghan is the godmother to both of Benita’s daughters, Remi and Rylan. She even spent Christmas with her family back in 2016 – the year she met Harry.

Olivia Palermo is Meghan’s Style Crush

Meghan certainly has a type. Fashion influencer Olivia Palermo has a reputation for being one of the best-dressed people on the scene. With Meghan’s keen eye for style and growing influence in the field, the pair of them obviously have a lot to talk about.

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Meghan’s even admitted to taking inspiration from Olivia’s wardrobe. When asked about her evolving style, she said to a magazine, “I always say Gwyneth Paltrow, but it’s changing. I love how Miranda Kerr dresses – a bit more playful. And my friend Olivia Palermo — I mean, she’s everyone’s style crush.” 

Misha Nonoo and Meghan Might Become Business Partners

Meghan might even be taking her friendship with Misha Nonoo to the next level, by the looks of things. Misha is a fashion designer for her own sustainable clothing line, and BFF Meghan has shown her support by wearing her statement “Husband” shirt on an official royal outing.

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But just after the Duke and Duchess announced they would be stepping down from Royal duties, Misha left a cryptic message on Instagram’s video function. She teased her followers with an upcoming collaboration with someone special and encouraged people to guess who it might be. Our bets are on Meg.

Ninaki Priddy Was Her Childhood BFF

Before there was Jessica Mulroney, there was Ninaki Priddy. They had been besties since they were two years old, right up until Meghan became the Duchess and, allegedly changed her. “We’d been like sisters since we were two years old, so I knew she’d always wanted to get married,” Ninaki reveals.

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Today, Ninaki feels like she’s seen the true Meghan: “She is very strategic in the way she cultivates circles of friends. Once she decides you’re not part of her life, she can be very cold,” she explains, adding “Meg always wanted to be famous. She just loved to be the center of attention. We used to imagine her receiving an Oscar.” They were definitely tight: “We were both honorary daughters in each other’s homes. We were like family.”

Juliani’s Drawn to the Duchess’ Warm Personality

Meghan doesn’t only rub shoulders with the fashionistas and socialites. Here, she and hip hop artist Juliani give big grins for a phone selfie. Also known as the rapper Julius Owin, he has only good things to say about the Duchess.

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He posted this selfie of the two of them together, having described her as a “warm personality.” While Meghan shares her love of fashion with most of her friendship circle, she and Juliani have plenty to talk about, having both come from the entertainment industry.

Sarah Rafferty Is More Than Just a Co-Star

Co-star Sarah Rafferty was among the cast of Suits who flew to Meghan’s lavish wedding in 2018. The actress, who plays Donna, shares Meghan’s goofy sense of humor and we can see that in an array of photos. They’ve been pictured together goofing around on and off the set, getting drunk, or taking blurry selfies.

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They’re so close, she was even of the people in attendance for the Duchess’s baby shower in New York. “It was very exciting,” she admitted about going to the star-studded event. And like Meghan, she has a baby born around the same time as Archie. “We’ve shared exactly zero tips with her,” she joked in an interview, “because I don’t think Meghan needs any tips about anything,”

Markus Anderson Is Meghan’s Date When Harry’s Not Around

The “King of Soho House” Markus Anderson is definitely more than a Facebook friend to Meghan. In fact, he appears to be her companion when Harry is otherwise engaged. The two of them have been spotted everywhere together – from clubbing to attending a sports match.

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And Meghan’s exclusive social circle is selective and close. In this photo, she enjoys a leisurely lunch date with Markus and their mutual pal Misha Nonoo, in a group selfie taken by the Duchess herself.

Millie Mackintosh Is Claiming to Be Part of Meghan’s Circle

British socialite Millie Mackintosh came to prominence on the hit Channel 4 reality show Made in Chelsea, in which she lays her love life bare for the cameras. She’s a millionaire heiress who met Meghan in 2016 and described Meghan as a “close friend” at one point.

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There’s been some speculation as to how close the famous friends really are, with one British tabloid alleging that they’d only ever met about three times. Either way, her personal feeling of Meghan is expectedly positive, having gushed that the American is “a really lovely girl,” adding, “She’s fun and nice and she has great style.”

Cecilia Donnellan Was Part of Meghan’s Girl Gang

Pictured in 1998, Meghan and her girlfriends got all dressed up for their high school Christmas dance, posing happily in front of a festive tree. She is pictured with one of the girls in her friendship group, Cecilia Donnellan – we can see that 90s style shining through their makeup and outfits.

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They attended the Millennium Biltmore school in Los Angeles together, where the kids dreamt of making it big in Hollywood. Even from an early age, Meghan looked like she had a knack for playing up to the camera.

Jessica Mulroney Shares in the Criticism

With Meghan and Jessica’s shared interest in the acting world, they would regularly attend showbiz events together, dressed to the nine’s. They would have girly get-ready sessions with each other, as best friends do. But such a close friendship to the Duchess has its challenges. Jessica has been thrust into the public eye on more than one occasion.

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The public exposure resulted in Jessica setting her Instagram account to private. She’s talked about the tirade of abusive messages and daily harassment she receives, explaining: “Social media is not going away. It is a business tool, it can be an incredible place to find strength but it can be dark.” It’s not easy being the best friend of the most famous woman in the world!

Heather Dorak Is the Friend That Helps You Find a Routine

Body coach and Pilates instructor Heather Dorak was the one Meghan called on to support her after her difficult week in January. After picking her up from the airport, Meghan drove her back to her Vancouver hideaway for a girly weekend.

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Meghan had been holed up in the multi-million dollar mansion on Vancouver Island since Thanksgiving in 2019, looking after baby Archie. With a shared passion for physical fitness, there’s no doubt the two of them enjoyed doing some Pilates together before Harry returned from England.

Luis Segura Was Meghan’s First Boyfriend

Meet Meghan’s high school sweetheart, Luis Segura. They dated for two years but didn’t go to the same school. Luis went to an all-boys school in the neighborhood and went on to have a significant role in the Duchess’s early life – that of her first long-term boyfriend.

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Having met after Luis’s sister Maria set them up on a date. And it was a significant relationship to Meghan; she even auditioned to be in a play at his school, Oedipus Rex, just so she could spend more time with him. And ever determined, she did, getting the part of Jocasta.

Lindsay Roth is a Forever Friend

As the closest person to the Duchess during her college years, Lindsay Roth has seen Meghan undergo a complete transformation. Having gone from fresher’s days getting drunk to flourishing careers and children, they’ve been there for each other during some of life’s biggest milestones.

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Meghan spoke of how much of a proud best friend she was to Lindsay when she released her book What Pretty Girls Are Made Of, and Lindsay flew to the UK for Meghan’s Royal wedding and New York for her baby shower. It’s touching to see Meghan keep around people she’s been close to since before she became world-famous.

Michael Sparks Is Worth the Long Distance

Meghan’s trusted hairdresser has even made it into her social circle. After all those hours chatting while she was in the chair, it’s not surprising that they struck up a close friendship. That and the fact that she loves his work. He is one of the best hairdressers and stylists around in California.

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Meghan even drove to see him especially even when it was out of her way and she was jetlagged. She posted this photo of them together no her now-defunct Instagram, writing: “From a 6 am flight to meeting + meeting plus a drive to Malibu for this guy. Because no one cuts hair better than my friend @michaelhair #notsponsored #hesworthit #proudofyou. Clearly, he’s more than just her hairdresser.

The Girl Squad That Grew up Together

These were Meghan’s closest friends when she was a 90’s teenager, all dressed up for the school’s Christmas dance. Clearly, Meghan wasn’t lacing in any confidence during those typically difficult years, as she poses assuredly for the camera.

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But Meghan doesn’t remember her teens years fondly: “My teens were even worse – grappling with how to fit in, and what that even meant. So every day during lunch, I busied myself with meetings – French club, student body, whatever one could possibly do between noon and 1 pm – I was there. Not so that I was more involved, but so that I wouldn’t have to eat alone,” she revealed.

Cory Vitiello Was Her Boyfriend Directly Before Harry

Before there was Harry, there was Cory – and he was the main man in Meghan’s life. They dated for the two years before she met the Prince, with her life as a budding actress and his occupation as a chef keeping them busy in between. When she still had her blog, “The Tig,” she had plenty of good things to say about him.

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She wrote that he was her ultimate favorite chef, “And maybe that’s part of it – the small-town charm and moral compass of someone who doesn’t come from the big city, but dreams big thoughts and makes them happen – that makes his food so approachable yet inspired.”

Cara Santana Bonded With Meghan Over Hair

American actress and producer was a friend of Meghan’s just before she shot to global fame as Harry’s girlfriend. She recalls: “We spent a lot of time at New York Fashion Week together and going to fun events. That’s how we connected. I think we actually first connected over our hair and how to get a blowout,” she joked, adding “We sat front row at both BCBG and Max Azaria, and we went out afterward and had a great time. Who would have thought she would be the Duchess of Sussex?”

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Cara and Meghan actually met through Cara’s partner Jesse Metcalfe, another famous friend of Meghan’s. She liked her just as much as Jesse did, and sees the positive contribution Meghan is having in the Royal family: “It is just such an important moment I think, as well, for people to embrace a woman of color.”

Gina Torres

It seems that almost everyone who comes in contact with Meghan has positive things to say about her. This is also true for her good friend from the show Suits, Gina Torres, who maintains a warm relationship with the Duchess. When asked about her in an interview, Gina said: “She’s a great mom. I’m sure she’s a great mom. This is a dream come true for her.”

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After all, Meghan was filming for Suits longer than she attended college. So naturally, she struck up some pretty meaningful relationships. And her relationship with the “Pearson” actress has been documented before, as the two co-stars always seem to have each others back.

Trevor Engelson Was Her First Husband

Trevor Engelson is the film director, producer, and talent scout that married the Duchess back in 2011. It didn’t last more than two years, but he was, ultimately, the man that Meghan chose to spend the rest of her life with. Similarly to a lot of Meghan’s friends, he ran in some pretty exclusive circles.

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As more of an insider into the entertainment business, it must have been attractive to the budding actress before she was famous. From what her friends have said, they shared a strong bond and Trevor would have done anything for Meghan. We don’t know about you, but we’re seeing a resemblance to Prince Harry…

Sarah Chapman Is the Facialist-Turned-Friend

The person you’d trust to sort out your skin is a person you can trust with anything. That’s the case at least for the Duchess at least, who has been seen hanging out with Sarah Chapman, the skincare specialist who advises Meghan how to keep her skin smooth and soft.

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She is the skin specialist to other stars, too, such as Victoria Beckham, and has been known to have a waiting list as long as six months. She’s the best in the game, and Meghan had enough sense to befriend her. If she adds to her social circle, she adds wisely!

Idris Elba DJ’d at Their Wedding

The Sussex’ and Idris Elba are so close, he was even asked to DJ personally for them at their wedding after-party. Idris revealed how the conversation went: “Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJed and he was like, ‘What are you doing on [May 19]? I told him nothing and then he asked if I would DJ at his wedding… I was like is this a joke?”

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It wasn’t, and luckily for Meghan and Harry, Idris accepted. The actor has also spoken about how he hangs out with the Prince, and since Meghan has been in his life, we’re pretty sure she’s gotten to him as well.

Petra Nemcova Is Meghan’s Model Friend

As we’ve mentioned before, Meghan has a real love for fashion. Perhaps that’s what brings her and Petra Nemcova together, as she works in the industry. They even attended fashion shows, sitting up at the first row and posing for the paparazzi together.

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They are at the Herve Leger By Max Azria show that occurred in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center. It was 2013, and Meghan hadn’t met the prince just yet. But as we can see, she still ran in elite circles.

Jessica Mulroney Was Meghan’s Wedding Planner

Meghan’s Canadian BFF Jessica Mulroney is keeping shtum about all of Meghan’s secrets. She told Harper’s Bazaar in 2019: “There are things I’ll never talk about for sure. My life is an open book, but there’s always a few secret pages in the back that nobody will be able to read.” That trust is probably what made Meghan want her as her unofficial wedding planner.

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Jessica was even spotted flying to London for a weekend in late April 2018, just to finalize plans for their wedding on May 19th. She reported also threw her a small and private “mini hen party,” but naturally there isn’t too much information about that.

Sophie Trudeau Let Meghan in Her Circle

Meghan’s a well-established social butterfly, and that carried on in her move to Canada to film Suits. Not only did she end up meeting her best friend Jessica, but she also partied with the wives of political figures – specifically Sophie Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister’s wife.

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Meghan, Sophie, and Jessica all pose playfully together in a photo booth, and they’re clearly quite familiar. Meghan and Jessica were attending the Canadian branch of the trendy private members’ club, Soho House. This was taken from just before she met Prince Harry, but clearly she was in the right circles.

Hopi Knows Meghan From Way Back When

One of Meghan Markle’s pal’s posted this tribute to the Duchess on her birthday, way back when she still had an active Instagram account. She posted this image along with the caption: “#tbt to a random night in NY. Happy Birthday @meghanmarkle I hope this year brings you everything you want & much more.”

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She continued: “To more of these nights soon! #oldfriends #happybirthday #missyou.” Her personal message was well-received by Meghan, who wrote back: “Such a good memory – love you Hopi!” The Duchess was clearly quite the party girl before Prince Harry came into her life. We wonder if she misses it!

Abigail Spencer Let Meghan in on Her Diary

You know that if you’re still close to an old friend you used to work or study with, it’s a friendship that’ll last the test of time. That’s what Abigail Spencer and Meghan prove anyway, as even though it’s been years since they met and worked together on Suits, they’re still as close as ever.

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This was a photo Meghan posted back in 2014 on her private Instagram. While it’s since been deactivated, we still have the message she wrote alongside it: “Two things: Read Abigail Spencer’s diary of TIFF today on The Tig &… caption this photo.” The Tig was Meghan’s now-defunct lifestyle blog – how we wish she still kept it going!

Ashleigh Hale Is a Friend and Niece

You might not have realized, but Meghan has a niece that’s not so far off from her own age. Ashleigh Kale is the daughter of her half-sister, Samantha, and the two regularly hung out as pals. Meghan even posted this photo of them in Washington, DC when they visited as tourists.

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She captioned the photo warmly, writing: “Oh how I love my Ashleigh Kale. Always here for you, you beautiful, special, and deserving woman. “familyfirst.” Clearly, she thought very highly of Ashleigh and wasn’t afraid to share that love with her friends and followers.

Claire and Meghan Are College Pals

Here’s one of Meghan pal’s from her college days, Claire. Part of the same group of girlfriends, she flew out to New York for her pal’s birthday to make sure she ushered in the new year the right way. She posted this photo of them celebrating it together, where Meghan excitedly waits for Claire to blow out her birthday candle.

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Meghan wrote: “Happy Birthday to my sweet @clairecoffee #friends #peanutbutterpie #breadpudding #hundredacres #nyc.” Seeing as Claire is also an actress, both gorgeous women know how to be charming on camera. They make a very charismatic duo, even for an Instagram post.

Joe Zee Knows How to Show Meghan a Good Time

He’s a fashion insider, having worked as an editor for Yahoo Fashion, Elle Magazine, and more recently Tatler Asia. Joe Zee is the guy to know, and Meghan did skip a beat on this one. He introduced her to singer Kelly Rowland at one point even, as Meghan captured in this photo.

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Here, they’re pictured at the 2014 New York Fashion Week. Meghan captioned this Instagram image: “Thank you @mrjoezee for always showing this girl a good time! @cushnieetochs #nyfw @kellyrowland #grateful xoxox.” We’re not sure how she kept befriending all these important people, but we can’t deny she’s certainly got a talent for schmoozing.

Cat Greenleaf Knows How to Make Meghan Laugh

Pictured on a shoot, Meghan enjoys an ice cream on the front steps of a townhouse with pal Cat Greenleaf. She dropped by for an interview in 2016 to talk about season 6 of Suits, but naturally, it turned into more of a laughing session.

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As Cat described it, they were doing their best #steveleg impression. We’re not quite sure what that is, but that’s often the case with inside jokes between pals. Meghan wasn’t ever much for interviews, but when a friend asks how can you decline!

Heather Dorak Flew out to Support Meghan in NY

When Meghan got up on stage at the UN Women’s 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference of Women in Beijing, she had her closest pals supporting her in the audience. Pilates instructor Heather Dorak was among them, as was college pal Lindsay Roth, and mom Doria Ragland.

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If ever we wanted evidence that Meghan has a strong circle of friends, here it is. Heather posted this photo on her Instagram along with the caption: “A night to remember in NYC to support my best friend #meghanmarkle love you! #beijing20 #UNwomen #IWD2015.” No doubt, her friends are pretty proud of her accomplishments.

Amal and George Clooney Were the Friends No One Knew About

George and Amal arrived on the 19th of May 2018 to Meghan and Harry’s wedding, surprising the paparazzi. No one was aware that the Hollywood couple were friends with British royalty, let alone the to-be Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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The human rights lawyer wore an eye-catching yellow dress and matching fascinator that the papers later found out, cost over half a million dollars when you include the jewelry. We guess, when you’re a guest at a royal wedding, you go all out!