Many people have been in awe of Meghan Markle since before she even started dating Prince Harry. While the former Suits star is no stranger to the many advantages that are available to people with celebrity statuses, becoming a Duchess has definitely opened a door to an even sweeter life than she had before.
It seems like since the day Meghan and Harry announced their engagement, certain members of the Markle family have been trying to bring her down and smear her good name. However, now that her husband has introduced her to the A-list actor, George Clooney, she now has a new ally to defend her against the nasty rumors her family tries to spread.
Given the fact that George and Meghan are now friends, many people are wondering if the friendship extends to Clooney’s wife as well. Here is what we know about Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney’s relationship.
On the day Meghan Markle married her literal prince charming, dozens of camera crews and news outlets were camped out at the entrance of St. George’s Church at Windsor Castle to get the first glimpse of the guests as they arrived. One couple that quickly caught the attention of the cameras, (and the millions of people watching around the world) was Amal and George Clooney. The couple walked into the chapel hand in hand, while both wearing a smile on their face. They were obviously very excited that Meghan and Harry were about to become husband and wife.
Last year, when the royal couple wanted to get away for a few days, they reportedly went and stayed with the Clooney family at their extravagant Italian villa on Lake Como. The couple spent three days with George, Amal, and their two twins who were 10 months old at the time. This may be where Meghan and Amal’s friendship really started to blossom.
According to The Daily Mail, Harry and George enjoyed a game of basketball, while Meghan and Amal stayed inside and played with the children. We are not sure what else the two couples did while they were in Italy together, but after spending three days and nights together, this was probably the time when the two women had plenty of time to get to know each other and become close friends.
Meghan’s long-time friend, Serena Williams, teamed up with Amal Clooney to throw an over-the-top baby shower for the Duchess of Sussex. The shower was held at a luxury suite in the Mark Hotel in New York and reportedly cost close to $1,000 per night. According to Vogue, the celebration was truly fit for a royal. There was a lavish dessert bar, and guests were even given flower arrangement lessons by an expert florist.
There was a star-studded guest list that included Priyanka Chopra, Meghan’s former co-star from Suits Abagail Spencer, and Oprah’s best friend Gayle King. When you have a guest that impressive, you need to make sure the party favors are impressive as well. Apparently, Serena and Amal had that covered. Before they left the party, each guest was given luxury suitcases that cost around $350 each.
After the party was over, Amal flew Meghan back to England on her husband’s private jet. The human rights lawyer and her twins even accompanied the Duchess of Sussex on her flight back home.
Although Meghan Markle had plenty of celebrity friends before she married Prince Harry, we are glad that her husband introduced her to the Clooney’s because both George and Amal seem like really good friends to have.