Meghan Markle blasted for ‘strategic friendship’ with ex-best friend Jessica Mulroney

Meghan Markle blasted for ‘strategic friendship’ with ex-best friend Jessica Mulroney

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 20/04/2024

- 16:00

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  • Meghan Markle and her former best friend Jessica Mulroney became distanced in 2020
  • The duo were close friends when the Duchess of Sussex lived in Toronto
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Meghan Markle has been blasted for her "strategic friendship" with her ex-best friend Jessica Mulroney by a royal commentator.

Charlotte Griffiths claimed the Duchess of Sussex is famous for "unfriending her friends", pointing out the word "Markled" appears in the Urban Dictionary as distancing oneself from a friendship.

According to the slang website, to be "Markled" means: "To abandon someone or something after they've contributed to your life in a meaningful way."

The commentator said the phrase exists because Meghan has "unfriended so many people she knows".

Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney

Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney were good friends for many years


She continued to tell Palace Confidential: "[She's unfriended] family members, Suits co-stars, her best friend Jessica Mulroney whose children were page boys at the royal wedding."

Meghan's relationship with Mulroney cooled in 2020 after the fashion designer was caught up in a "white privilege" row in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

After influencer Sasha Exeter called out Mulroney for displaying "white privilege", Meghan became distant from her former friend.

An insider told Page Six the duo's relationship was unstable because Meghan felt Mulroney was trying to "make a career out of the friendship".

Jessica Mulroney

Jessica Mulroney [L] at Meghan and Harry's wedding in 2018


Griffiths added: "For somebody who is actually famous for unfriending her friends or casting aside her friends, it's amazing that she cited the word friendship in the blurb for this documentary that's sort of been leaked out.

"I think she's a bit strategic with her friends and once she's finished with them, she casts them aside and forgets all about them, deletes their number and blocks their number in some cases."

Prince Harry and Meghan are set to launch two new Netflix shows on cooking, gardening and polo as part of their lucrative deal with the streaming platform.

The duchess will focus on gardening and cooking in one of the series, which will see her "celebrate the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining, and friendship".

Meghan Markle and Prince HarryMeghan Markle and Prince Harry signed their Netflix deal in 2020Netflix
Nacho FiguerasMeghan Markle sent her strawberry jam to several of her friendsInstagram / Nacho Figueras

Meghan sent 50 jars of her new jam out to pals including Delfina Blaquier and fashion designer Tracy Robbins, who shared pictures on Instagram.

Griffiths continued: "Back to the jam thing, the other big joke that's been running all week is how does she know 50 people to send jam to?

"This is a woman that doesn't have 50 friends as far as we can tell. It's a bit like the royal wedding guest list.

"She invited people to that royal wedding of hers that she barely knew such as Oprah, who was actually just after an interview with her, but she barely knew Oprah at that point."

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