Priyanka Chopra attended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding ceremony at Windsor in 2018 Pic credit history: ©

Royals watchers accused actress Priyanka Chopra of showing help for her pal Meghan Markle by refusing to sign up for in applauding Prince William and Kate when they arrived at Centre Court docket to view the Women’s Singles Closing at Wimbledon on Saturday (July 10).

Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, ended up greeted by enthusiastic applause as they produced their way to the Royal Box.

Footage circulating on line demonstrates the group at Wimbledon cheering and clapping as the Royals took their seats to observe the 2021 Wimbledon Championships Women’s Singles final involving Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova.

But though other persons clapped and cheered, Chopra, who was sitting down a handful of rows guiding Kate and William, modified her scarf and drew apart a lock of hair slipping about her deal with.

She then appeared to search absent, stern-faced.

Chopra also allegedly ‘snubbed’ William and Kate right after the match

Photographs taken following the match confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chatting with VIPs. Even so, Priyanka appeared to stay away from partaking with the Royals by searching away.

Soon after the video and visuals emerged on the net, quite a few royal supporters took to social media to allege that Chopra, 38, intentionally refused to clap and accept William and Kate because she required to display her disapproval of the Royals and assist her mate, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

Chopra arrived beneath fire on Twitter but other folks defended her

Chopra arrived less than hearth from royal admirers who accused her of deliberately “snubbing” the Royals to clearly show loyalty to her mate, Meghan.

“Oh nooooo yet another D-record actress thinks she’s really snubbing William& Kate,” just one Twitter consumer reacted.

Some Twitter customers arrived to Chopra’s defense. They argued there was no rationale to feel she failed to clap mainly because she required to “snub” the Royals.

Other folks claimed to have spotted other VIPs who also did not clap as the Royals took their seats.

“Butt this genuinely is ludicrous,” a Twitter user wrote. “By the Mail’s logic, Billie Jean King and a dozen other folks are ‘ignoring’ (I don’t know why they put the word in inverted commas) the applause for William and Kate.”

Meghan and Chopra are close friends

Meghan and Chopra have reportedly been mates considering that they fulfilled in 2019 at the ELLE Girls in Tv supper. Chopra was one particular of many U.S. celebrities Meghan invited to her wedding ceremony with Harry in May 2018.

Other U.S. celebs who attended Meghan’s marriage ceremony integrated Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and his spouse Amal, and Idris Elba and his spouse Sabrina.

Chopra has revealed assistance for Meghan since the Duchess fell out with the Royal Relatives following Megxit.

Chopra contributed a profile article praising Meghan when the Duchess was provided in the Time Magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People today 2018 record.