Mark one guest down. Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra confirms she will be at the royal wedding, although she won't be part of the bridal party.
Chopra Gushes About Meghan Markle
Chopra, 35, is good friends with soon-to-be bride Meghan Markle and she can't wait to see her pal finally tie the knot with Prince Harry this coming May 19.
"I'm super excited about her and her big day," Chopra tells People Now in a recent interview. "It's not just going to be life-changing for both of them, it's life-changing for the world that needs to see strong women as icons, and I think Meghan has the potential to be that."
The Quantico star couldn't be prouder of Markle, who she describes as a "girl's girl" that people will be able to relate to easily. Chopra is confident the former Suits actress will be able to take on the responsibilities of being a royal successfully.
"She has always been an activist," she explains to Us Weekly, adding that the prince's fiancée thinks out of the box and possesses a strong voice. "She's an ambitious girl of today. I think the world needs strong role models like Meghan. I think, I hope, Meghan will end up being one of those people."
Time recently included Markle in their 100 Most Influential People of 2018 and Chopra wrote a sweet testimonial published in the magazine's special issue.
"Meghan is an important influencer in a world that needs strong public figures to respect and look up to. People the world can be inspired by," she wrote. "Meghan, standing shoulder to shoulder with Harry, will be a princess for the people."
The Royal Wedding
Chopra may not be walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid, but the Baywatch bombshell will likely be dressed to impress for the ceremony — just like everyone else.
While she tells Us Weekly that she hasn't picked out an exact outfit yet, the actress admits she already has a few ideas for the biggest wedding of the year.
Only a handful of guests have been confirmed to actually attend the royal ceremony, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are opening their wedding to everyone — and not just the members of the public in the grounds as previously announced.
The upcoming event will be televised, as confirmed by the couple's representative last November. Live coverage will be available at CBS with livestreaming at CBSN, The Today Show, PBS, and BBC America.
The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be on May 19 at the St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.