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Meghan Markle’s trusted circle of friends who have flown to wedding

While her family tears itself apart in the days before her wedding, Meghan Markle can at least rely on her trusted girlfriends who have flown to the UK for her big day.

Several of her closest pals have been spotted in London seeing the sights and on hand to offer the princess-to-be moral support and love.

The actress has made no secret of the bond between her female co-stars on Suits and a small number of well connected glamorous friends.

In a series of never-before-seen sun-kissed selfies and holiday snaps, Meghan and her friends portray a gilded life of travel, fun and partying. 

Taken by pals Lindsay Roth, Sarah Rafferty, Misha Nonoo, Priyanka Chopra and Heather Dorak, they give an extraordinary insight into the bride-to-be.

All five women have remained close to Meghan, 36, who played paralegal Rachel Zane in Suits, and are expected to be guests at the Royal wedding.

While her family tears itself apart in the days before her wedding, Meghan Markle can at least rely on her trusted girl squad who have flown to the UK for her big day. Pictured: Meghan with old university friend Lindsay Roth

Several of her closest pals have been spotted in London seeing the sights and on hand to offer the princess-to-be moral support and love. Misha Nonoo (above with Meghan) is said to have introduced the couple

Several of her closest pals have been spotted in London seeing the sights and on hand to offer the princess-to-be moral support and love. Misha Nonoo (above with Meghan) is said to have introduced the couple

The actress has made no secret of the bond between her female co-stars on Suits and a small number of well connected glamorous friends including fitness instructor Heather Dorak (above)

The actress has made no secret of the bond between her female co-stars on Suits and a small number of well connected glamorous friends including fitness instructor Heather Dorak (above)

In a series of sun-kissed selfies and holiday snaps Meghan (pictured here with Misha Nonoo) and her friends portray a gilded life of travel, fun and partying

In a series of sun-kissed selfies and holiday snaps Meghan (pictured here with Misha Nonoo) and her friends portray a gilded life of travel, fun and partying

Among Meghan's close knit friends is her co-star Sarah Rafferty (above), who plays Donna Paulsen in the show. The pair are seen celebrating the show with glasses of wine and broad smiles

Among Meghan’s close knit friends is her co-star Sarah Rafferty (above), who plays Donna Paulsen in the show. The pair are seen celebrating the show with glasses of wine and broad smiles

Meghan has described how the cast of Suits (above) became her ¿surrogate family¿ after she moved to the Canadian city

Meghan has described how the cast of Suits (above) became her ‘surrogate family’ after she moved to the Canadian city

Not only do the photographs reveal that the bride has travelled to some of the world’s most glorious holiday destinations, but they reveal how stylish she is.

In an interview with the website Mr Porter, which has just emerged, she said:

‘The way I dress is really monochromatic or tonal, and I like really classic pieces.

‘I also love that French way of styling, where if your outfit is pulled together, then something’s got to be dishevelled – your hair, your make-up.

‘Whereas with Rachel, everything is just polished and perfect. There’s something really pretty about effortless beauty.’

Meghan’s love of travelling is captured on the Instagram page of one of her oldest friends Lindsay Jill Roth.

The pair have taken holidays together to New York, Greece and St Barts in the Caribbean – they are seen taking selfies at the airport.

The friends met in a Toni Morrison class at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and have remained close ever since.

A video of them shows them larking around at Elton John’s 2014 AIDS Foundation bash in New York.

Lindsay, 36, based a character in her 2015 novel What Pretty Girls Are Made Of on Meghan.

Not only do the photographs reveal Meghan's travel but her strong style. In an interview with website Mr Porter, Meghan said: ¿If your outfit is pulled together, then something¿s got to be dishevelled. With Rachel (above as cardboard cutout), everything is polished and perfect'

Not only do the photographs reveal Meghan’s travel but her strong style. In an interview with website Mr Porter, Meghan said: ‘If your outfit is pulled together, then something’s got to be dishevelled. With Rachel (above as cardboard cutout), everything is polished and perfect’

Meghan features heavily on her friend Lindsay's social media, showing the pair fooling around, watching sports and having fun

Meghan features heavily on her friend Lindsay’s social media, showing the pair fooling around, watching sports and having fun

Lindsay, Meghan and Sarah all posed up in a lift as get set for a night out

Lindsay, Meghan and Sarah all posed up in a lift as get set for a night out

Lindsay and Meghan have taken holidays together to New York, Greece and St Barts in the Caribbean. Pictured with Heather Dorak at an ice hockey game

Lindsay and Meghan have taken holidays together to New York, Greece and St Barts in the Caribbean. Pictured with Heather Dorak at an ice hockey game

Before meeting Prince Harry, Meghan happily posted pictures of her holidays with her girlfriends and is seen here practising yoga with Heather 

Before meeting Prince Harry, Meghan happily posted pictures of her holidays with her girlfriends and is seen here practising yoga with Heather 

And she chose her as her maid of honour the following year when she married British accountant Gavin Jordan, 44, in Greece two years ago.

‘We’re the kind of friends who can be 3,000 miles away and still be talking about or thinking the same thing,’ she once said.

In the interview with Mr Porter, Meghan reveals how she got her first break in acting after meeting an agent at a party in the US.

‘He approached a friend of mine from college and asked her if I was an actor. I’d done a student film for her when we were in university together, so she gave him the film the next day.

‘He called me and said, “You’re going to make money, and I want to take 10 per cent”. He was like, “I think you need to stay in LA.”

‘Then you fast forward all these years of not working and trying to figure it out, and I’m just so grateful that all the stars came into alignment for Suits, because it’s changed my life.’

It was after arriving in Toronto, and landing her role in Suits, that Meghan became close to co-star Sarah Rafferty, who plays Donna Paulsen in the show.

Meghan first crossed paths with fashion designer Misha Nonoo (right)  in December 2014 at the exclusive annual Art Basel exhibition in Miami

Meghan first crossed paths with fashion designer Misha Nonoo (right)  in December 2014 at the exclusive annual Art Basel exhibition in Miami

She later wrote on her online blog, The Tig, how she had spent the evening dancing and drinking cocktails with 'chic, badass' Misha. Above: Cooking chicken with Sarah Rafferty

She later wrote on her online blog, The Tig, how she had spent the evening dancing and drinking cocktails with ‘chic, badass’ Misha. Above: Cooking chicken with Sarah Rafferty

Since meeting Misha, she has become one of Meghan¿s favourite travel companions: they spent summer 2016 ¿ when Harry met Meghan ¿ in Europe

Since meeting Misha, she has become one of Meghan’s favourite travel companions: they spent summer 2016 – when Harry met Meghan – in Europe

Misha (above with Meghan and Heather), who is divorced from William and Harry¿s close friend Alexander Gilkes, designed the skirt Meghan wore to the Suits 100th episode party. And it was her white ¿husband¿ shirt that Meghan wore to the Invictus Games in Toronto with Harry

Misha (above with Meghan and Heather), who is divorced from William and Harry’s close friend Alexander Gilkes, designed the skirt Meghan wore to the Suits 100th episode party. And it was her white ‘husband’ shirt that Meghan wore to the Invictus Games in Toronto with Harry

Lindsay (right) and Meghan (above with Heather Dorak) met in a Toni Morrison class at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and have remained close ever since

Lindsay (right) and Meghan (above with Heather Dorak) met in a Toni Morrison class at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and have remained close ever since

Lindsay (centre) even based a character in her 2015 novel What Pretty Girls Are Made Of on Meghan

Lindsay (centre) even based a character in her 2015 novel What Pretty Girls Are Made Of on Meghan

Meghan has described how the cast became her ‘surrogate family’ after she moved to the Canadian city.

And there Sarah has shared images of the ‘Suits Sisters’ chinking glasses, dining in the sunshine and playing with Meghan’s dogs Guy and Bogart.

Meghan first crossed paths with fashion designer Misha Nonoo in December 2014 at the exclusive annual Art Basel exhibition in Miami.

She later wrote on her online blog, The Tig, how she had spent the evening dancing and drinking cocktails with ‘chic, badass’ Misha.

Since then she has become one of Meghan’s favourite travel companions: they spent summer 2016 – when Harry met Meghan – in Europe.

When Misha posted a picture of the pair giggling over drinks in Madrid last summer, she captioned it: ‘When only children find sisters.’

Travelling with Soho House executive Markus Anderson, they toured Madrid, Mallorca, Formentera and London.

Lindsay chose Meghan as her maid of honour the following year when she married British accountant Gavin Jordan, 44, in Greece two years ago. ¿We're the kind of friends who can be 3,000 miles away and still be talking about or thinking the same thing,¿ she once said

Lindsay chose Meghan as her maid of honour the following year when she married British accountant Gavin Jordan, 44, in Greece two years ago. ‘We’re the kind of friends who can be 3,000 miles away and still be talking about or thinking the same thing,’ she once said

Before Meghan stopped sharing her life on Instagram, one of her last posts was a picture of her at  Heather's home in California at Thanksgiving. Pictured with Heather

Before Meghan stopped sharing her life on Instagram, one of her last posts was a picture of her at  Heather’s home in California at Thanksgiving. Pictured with Heather

Misha, who is divorced from William and Harry’s close friend Alexander Gilkes, designed the skirt Meghan wore to the Suits 100th episode party.

And it was her white ‘husband’ shirt that Meghan wore when she attended the Invictus Games in Toronto with Harry. She also went to her hen do.

‘We were seated next to one another at a lunch and we got along like a house on fire,’ she said.

‘She has the most remarkable and generous spirit. I aspire to be as philanthropic as she is, and to have as much of an impact as her.’

Meghan’s close friendship with Indian actress and UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra can also be spotted on her Instagram page.

After meeting her at a party in Toronto, Meghan interviewed her for her blog, the Tig, and Priyanka has posted photos of them drinking cocktails together.

In an interview with Vanity Fair Priyanka said of her friend: ‘It would have been nice to write about her, not just her boyfriend.

‘I mean, she’s an actor, she’s an activist, she’s a philanthropist. It’s just a little sexist …

‘There needs to be a certain sense of equality where a woman is not just a plus-one, you know. It’s nice to be your own identity, too.’

But she appears to have accepted them as a team: in a recent poll published by Time magazine she hailed both Meghan and Harry as ‘leaders’.

Meghan¿s close friendship with Indian actress and UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra (left) can also be spotted on her Instagram page

Meghan’s close friendship with Indian actress and UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra (left) can also be spotted on her Instagram page

After meeting Priyanka at a party in Toronto, Meghan interviewed her for her blog, the Tig, and Priyanka has posted photos of them drinking cocktails together. Pictured: With Heather

After meeting Priyanka at a party in Toronto, Meghan interviewed her for her blog, the Tig, and Priyanka has posted photos of them drinking cocktails together. Pictured: With Heather

Meghan has spoken about her love of travelling and how much she has done through work and with friends (above)

Meghan has spoken about her love of travelling and how much she has done through work and with friends (above)

‘This ever-smiling, strong free spirit found her prince, fell in love and in turn made a cynical world believe in fairy tales again,’ she wrote.

‘But more than anything else, Meghan is an important influencer in a world that needs strong public figures to respect and look up to.’

Another close friend is fitness trainer Heather Dorak, who has posted snaps of the friends doing yoga and splashing around in the sea.

Before Markle stopped sharing her life on Instagram, one of her last posts was a picture of her at Heather’s home in California at Thanksgiving.

 



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