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Priyanka Chopra Jonas laughs as Jack Whitehall jokes about her friend Meghan Markle


Priyanka Chopra Jonas appeared to find comedian Jack Whitehall’s joke about her friend Meghan Markle on Netflix’s ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’ hilarious.

The comedy special sees brothers and bandmates Joe, 32, Kevin, 34, and Nick Jonas, 29, ridiculed by their partners and famous faces.

And Priyanka, 39, was seen giggling when the 33-year-old British comedian called her husband Nick ‘The Meghan Markle of pop’ for breaking up the ‘Sucker’ band.

He quipped: ‘October 30th, 2013…the music industry’s 9/11…The day of the break-up of my heart into thousands of tiny pieces.

‘I’m not gonna stand up here and play the blame game. We could be here all night going, “Oh Nick said this. Nick did that.” No, it was a mutual decision to break up so that Nick could focus on his solo career. No one’s to blame except Nick whose fault it definitely was.’

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 39, appeared to find Jack Whitehall’s joke about her friend Meghan Markle on Netflix’s ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’ hilarious. Pictured, far left

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have been friends since 2016 after meeting at an ELLE Women in Television dinner

Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra have been friends since 2016 after meeting at an ELLE Women in Television dinner

Among the names he gave Nick were ‘The Brother Breaker’ and ‘The Meghan Markle of pop’, and ​his other half couldn’t help but laugh at the latter.

It was seemingly in reference to the ex ‘Suits’ actress and her husband Prince Harry stepping down as senior members of the British Royal family.

The ‘Quantico’ star first met Meghan at the ELLE Women in Television dinner in January 2016, and they’ve been good friends ever since.

Priyanka previously hailed the 40-year-old duchess – who was known as Meghan Markle before she married Harry – for handling her critics so well and insisted she’s exactly the same as she was before she became a member of the Royal family. 

Comedian Jack Whitehall (pictured) gave Nick the nicknames 'The Brother Breaker' and 'The Meghan Markle of pop'

Musician Nick Jonas looked amused by the quips

Among the names Jack (left) gave Nick (right) were ‘The Brother Breaker’ and ‘The Meghan Markle of pop’

Priyanka was seen giggling when the 33-year-old British comedian called her husband Nick (pictured, with his brothers) 'The Meghan Markle of pop' for breaking up the 'Sucker' band

Priyanka was seen giggling when the 33-year-old British comedian called her husband Nick (pictured, with his brothers) ‘The Meghan Markle of pop’ for breaking up the ‘Sucker’ band

Priyanka was a guest at her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, however Meghan didn't attend her wedding to Nick Jonas that December and Priyanka was subsequently absent from Meghan's baby shower, prompting rumours of a feud. Priyanka however laughed off these claims, insisting it was simply 'not true'

Priyanka was a guest at her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, however Meghan didn’t attend her wedding to Nick Jonas that December and Priyanka was subsequently absent from Meghan’s baby shower, prompting rumours of a feud. Priyanka however laughed off these claims, insisting it was simply ‘not true’

Indian actress Pryianka Chopra was a guest at Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding in 2018 (pictured beside Suits star Abigail Spencer)

Indian actress Pryianka Chopra was a guest at Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding in 2018 (pictured beside Suits star Abigail Spencer)

‘We just clicked’: A timeline of Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra’s friendship 

January 2016: Meet at ELLE Women in Television dinner and bond over shared values and experiences in the acting industry

May 2016: Pair enjoy a ‘girls day out’ with producer Mubina Rattonsey

September 2016: Priyanka and Meghan have a ‘fun night’ watching Hamilton the Musical with Sharmin Segal and Tamanna Dutt on Broadway

November 2016: Another girls night out with Mubina in Los Angeles

May 2017: Priyanka praises Meghan’s individual achievements on The Wendy Williams Show when she’s referred to as ‘Prince Harry’s girlfriends’

September 2017: Priyanka says she and Meghan ‘bonded as actors… we just became friends, like two girls would’ and defends Meghan’s Vanity Fair cover story on Entertainment Tonight

November 2017: Priyanka is among the first to send congratulations message to Harry and Meghan after they announce their engagement

January 2018: Priyanka calls Meghan ‘an icon, truly, that girls can look up to’ in interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

May 2018: Priyanka attends Meghan and Harry’s wedding in Windsor

July 2018: Priyanka says Meghan is ‘doing amazing’ in her new role as a royal

December 2018: Meghan is absent from Priyanka’s wedding to Nick Jonas in India

February 2019: Priyanka doesn’t attend Meghan’s baby shower in New York prompting rumours of a feud

March 2019: Priyanka laughs of rumours of a rift, exclaiming: ‘Oh my God, no it’s not true’

June 2019: Priyanka slams ‘racist’ treatment of Meghan by the media in an interview with The Sunday Times and calls her a ‘beautiful person’

The 39-year-old actress said: ‘I’ve seen that and it’s really unfortunate. But if there’s anyone who can handle it, it’s her…

‘Of course, it has to do with racism, it’s an obvious reason. But the beauty of Meg is that she’s been herself through all of this.

‘A lot of people got to know her after everything [once she started dating Harry], but I knew her before and she’s the same chick.

‘Now that she’s got a real platform, she talks about the same things she always did.

‘We spent hours speaking about the difference that influence and dialogue can make to the world before this whole thing happened, so what you see now is authentically her. She’s always been the girl wanting to move the needle.’

In July, Priyanka appeared to ‘ignore’ Prince William and Kate Middleton as they were clapped into the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

In a clip which emerged at the time, the Bollywood actress opted to fiddle with her scarf as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their seats to rapturous applause from the crowd ahead of the Women’s Singles Final.

Further photos showed Priyanka appearing to look away from the royal couple while standing on Centre Court balcony as they mingled with VIPs after the match.

Several royal watchers suggested it was a snub after the Duchess of Sussex, 39, made remarks about Kate during her Oprah Winfrey interview.

Meghan claimed her sister-in-law made her cry and ‘hurt her feelings’ during a discussion about flower girl dresses ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry – after it was previously suggested it was the other way round.

She also claimed ‘conversations’ were had with a member of the Royal Family about the colour of Meghan and Harry’s son Archie’s skin.

It’s possible Priyanka didn’t see the Cambridges enter the Royal Box, or that she wasn’t aware of the etiquette to applaud, however several royal fans suggested her abstaining from clapping was intentional.



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