Meghan Markle's pal gushes about 'immediate connection' with duchess: 'She's incredible'

Meghan Markle's pal gushes about 'immediate connection' with duchess: 'She's incredible'

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 01/03/2024

- 12:11

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Meghan Markle's pal has gushed about her "immediate connection" with the Duchess of Sussex during a new interview.

The Duchess of Sussex met Abigail Spencer, 42, in 2007 and their friendship has continued until the present day.

The duo later went on to star together in the legal drama Suits, which began airing in 2011.

Spencer later attended Meghan's royal wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 and was a guest at the duchess’s New York City baby shower in 2019 when she was pregnant with Prince Archie, now four.

Abigail Spencer and Meghan Markle

Abigail Spencer and Meghan Markle together in 2016


Meghan and Spencer continue to keep in touch, as the friends were snapped together at Prince Harry's polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in May 2022.

Speaking about her close friendship with the duchess, Spencer said: “It was 2007, I was doing a pilot for NBC, and I went to read with the people who were supposed to play my best friend.

"They were testing other actresses. I walk in, I see this beautiful gorgeous creature at the end of the table and I'm like, ‘Who is that?’

"We had an immediate something, you know? And her name is Meghan Markle.”

Abigail Spencer and Meghan Markle

Abigail Spencer attending Meghan Markle's baby shower in 2019


The duo also happen to share the same birthday, which is something else they bonded over according to Spencer.

The Duchess of Sussex played paralegal Rachel Zane on Suits, while Spencer played Dana Scott, her rival.

Spencer added: “It was just something between us."

“Our friendship really developed during that time, and deepened. She’s an incredible person.”

Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra

Abigail Spencer ]left] Priyanka Chopra [right] attending Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding


Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer [left] acted in Suits beside Meghan Markle


Speaking on The Kelly Clarkson show, Spencer revealed that the Duchess of Sussex is a fan of the singer.

She said: “Meg says hello and that she loves you and that she voted for you on American Idol.

"This was unsolicited. She did not know I was coming on here.

"We were just chatting and I was like, 'Oh, I'm going to see Kelly next week,' and she's like, 'I have a message'."

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