This is why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are skipping Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's wedding

This is why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are skipping Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's wedding

The impending nuptials of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are sure to be an extravagant Bollywood-meets-Hollywood affair - something that would be just perfect for a certain Duke and Duchess of Sussex... no?

Well, apparently not. Despite Priyanka attending Meghan Markle's royal wedding back in May, Meghan will not be attending her friend's nuptials which will take place this weekend in Jodhpur, India, at an actual palace.

Multiple sources have confirmed Meghan and Harry's absence to US Weekly. "Meghan will not be going to Priyanka’s wedding, especially now that she is pregnant," one reportedly said.

In addition to travel concerns regarding the expectant duchess, there is, of course, security to think of. This is something that allegedly prevented Meghan and Harry from attending another high profile event - the Oscars.

And Priyanka and Nick themselves purportedly changed their pre-wedding event venue because of similar security issues.

Meghan and Priyanka have been friends since January of 2016, when they first met at the Elle Women in Television event. In fact, several months later, the erstwhile Suits star told the Press Trust of India: "Priyanka is unbelievable. She has become a really good friend."

"You know when you meet someone and you just click? It was just an easy, natural progression. We've managed to keep in touch via email and text, and try to see each other whenever we're both in the same town," she continued.

In related news, ahead of this weekend's nuptials, Vogue dropped Priyanka's January 2019 cover story, which sees her speak candidly about her and Nick's love story.

Priyanka told the publication that the erstwhile Jonas brother didn't make any moves on her during their first "unofficial" date back in 2017.

"We hung out for a couple of hours," Priyanka stated. "He patted my back before he left."

"There was no kiss. There was nothing," Jonas confirmed.

“There was a back pat," she replied.

To which Jonas laughed, "She’s still upset about that."

"Your mom was in the house!" he continued. "I thought it was a respectful first night."

Priyanka answered, "It was too respectful if you ask me."

The former Miss World then revealed that she felt an instant connection to her soon-to-be-husband, and that falling in love with the pop-star changed everything about how she approaches relationships.

"I’ve had that rule my whole life," she explained - referencing her previous, private stance on relationships. "Never publicly acknowledge a relationship. Ever. What is happening? I’ve not known myself like this. This guy turned me into such a girl! If I could blush, I’d be tomato red right now."
Priyanka and Nick, as well as their respective friends and family, arrived in Jodhpur, India, on Thursday, where they will be holding both conventional Indian and Western wedding ceremonies this weekend.

Congratulations to the happy couple!