Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are losing friends left and right.
As the Duchess of Sussex focuses her attention back on her Hollywood career, she’s going to have a tough time leaning on her A-lister friends for support — because they’re all distancing themselves from the royal couple!
First, we learned besties Victoria and David Beckham were no longer buddy-buddy with the pair, and now DailyMail.com’s Mail on Sunday is revealing George and Amal Clooney have also fallen out of touch with the Suits alum and her regal partner.
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If you didn’t know, George and his wife were said to be very close to the Deal or No Deal alum. She and Harry even visited them at their homes in Los Angeles and Oxfordshire around the time of their wedding. The Ticket to Paradise star and the lawyer, of course, were also at the royal shindig in 2018 and the group’s friendship was chronicled in Finding Freedom, the Harry and Meghan biography written by the couple’s friend Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. In the book, it is claimed the Sussexes were invited to the Clooney’s home in Lake Como, Italy weeks after the royal wedding, flying out on George’s private jet. A source said of the three-day visit:
“Meghan and Amal spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool and playing with the twins while George and Harry checked out George’s motorbike collection. Harry took one of them out with one of his protection officers. George recently had an accident, so he wasn’t back on his bike yet.”
Their trip overlapped briefly with Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, too. So, it really seemed like they were one big happy friend group, right?! Well, maybe not!
According to new reports, the group’s friendship came to an end shortly after the wedding. A source told the outlet on Saturday that Meghan and George are no longer “bosom buddies,” though it’s unclear why. To make matters worse, the insiders are speculating that George and Amal are siding with King Charles III in this royal family feud since in May they were spotted at an award ceremony for the Prince’s Trust, an organization Charles founded. Oof.
Interestingly, George has also reportedly claimed he wasn’t close to Meghan and Harry at all before their wedding — despite snagging a prominent pew at the event! Back in 2020, journalist Rachel Johnson revealed via AirMail:
“There’s a story doing the rounds that while Carolyn Bartholomew, Diana’s former flatmate, was waiting for the wedding service to start, she turned to the couple alongside her and asked how they knew Harry or Meghan. ‘We don’t,’ the Clooneys answered brightly.”
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Why would he lie about knowing them?! Maybe they just weren’t that close at the time of the wedding but formed more of a friendship over the years… until it fizzled? After all, there were reports that Amal hired a private jet to fly Meghan home from her New York baby shower in February 2019. You don’t do that for a stranger!
But ultimately, something went down to tear them apart! The Clooneys certainly aren’t the only ones cutting ties with the Sussexes, though. This comes after DM previously revealed David and Victoria Beckham are no longer close with Harry and Meghan, who were noticeably absent at their son Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding to Nicola Peltz in April. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have also distanced themselves — with the American Idol judge seemingly taking “sides” after performing at Charles’ coronation concert.
This certainly doesn’t bode well for Meghan, who is determined to reenter Hollywood with a bang. It’s an industry where having friends in high places can help big time — so just imagine what could happen if you’re suddenly NOT friends with some of the industry’s biggest stars?? Could be a problem! Thoughts, Perezcious readers? What do you think is happening with their friendships? Let us know your predictions (below)!
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