Meghan Markle's friend Priyanka Chopra Jonas appeared to ignore Prince William and Kate Middleton's arrival at Wimbledon

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Priyanka Chopra, Prince William and Kate Middleton at Wimbledon
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, left, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon. Karwai Tang/WireImage via Getty Images
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas appeared to ignore Prince William and Kate at Wimbledon.

  • Jonas did not join the public applause as the couple took their seats two rows in front of her.

  • Jonas has been friends with the Duchess of Sussex for several years.

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A new video shared on Twitter on Tuesday shows Priyanka Chopra Jonas appearing to ignore the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's arrival at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Jonas, who is a close friend of Meghan Markle, was seated two rows behind Prince William and Kate Middleton in the Royal Box at the Women's Singles Final.

Instead of joining in with the public applause for the couple when they took their seats, the video showed Jonas adjusting her scarf and looking away.

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It is not known whether Chopra Jonas intentionally ignored the couple. As Mail Online reports, it's possible she didn't see the duke and duchess or that she wasn't aware of the etiquette to applaud the arrival of the royals.

The publication also shared photos of Chopra Jonas, in which she appears to not acknowledge the couple at the Centre Court Balcony after the match.

The status of Markle's relationship with Middleton and William is not currently known. The Sussexes and the Cambridges have reportedly been in a rift since before Harry and Markle resigned from royal duties in 2020.

Markle made several allegations about the royal family in her and Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey on March 7, including that Middleton apologized after making her cry at a bridesmaid dress fitting, and that there were racist conversations with unnamed royals about how dark Archie's skin tone would be.

Chopra Jonas, meanwhile, has known the Duchess of Sussex for several years and has publicly spoken about their friendship to the press.

She praised Markle as an "icon" in an interview with Harper's Bazaar Australia in 2018, and asked people to consider her as more than "Prince Harry's girlfriend."

"It's natural for people to be like, 'Oh that's Prince Harry's girlfriend,' but she's a lot more as well," she said. "She's an icon, truly, that girls can look up to, that women can look up to. She's normal, she's sweet, she's nice, she thinks about the world, wants to change it and this was even before any of this happened."

Representatives for Chopra Jonas did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. Kensington Palace declined to comment.

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