Is Meghan Markle’s friendship with former best friend Jessica Mulroney on the rocks?

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  • The Duchess of Sussex’s close friendship with Jessica Mulroney could be in jeopardy after her involvement in a race row.

    • Meghan Markle reportedly plans to ‘cut ties’ with Jessica Mulroney after she was involved in a race row with lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter
    • The Duchess’ former best friend has been dropped from both Good Morning America and her own reality TV show I Do, Redo
    • It comes after reports their friendship was ‘on the outs’ for some time
    • It follows royal news that this is the reason Prince William keeps Princess Diana’s memory alive

    Meghan Markle could be in the market for a new best friend as she reportedly plans to “cut ties” with Jessica Mulroney following her race row with lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter.

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    Given how much Meghan backs the Black Lives Matter campaign, is reporting that Meghan was “absolutely mortified” at her friend’s war of words with the blogger.

    “She said Jessica is in no way a racist, but the way she handled the situation (with the fashion influencer) was tone-deaf and heartbreaking.”

    It all started when Sasha posted a 12-minute video on Instagram in which she explained that Jessica had privately responded to her pleas for influencers to raise the profile of the Black Lives Matter campaign.

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    Sasha said Meghan’s best friend “took offense” at Sasha’s initial call-to-action and claimed it was aimed at her, despite no-one being named in the original post.

    Things soon spiralled and the fashion blogger revealed she was sent “a trail of offensive messages” from Jessica before the stylist threatened to directly contact sponsors working with Sasha.

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    Sasha claimed it to be a “threat to [her] livelihood” and “an attempt to silence a black woman during this movement behind closed doors”.

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    Jessica later publicly apologised and said she had “decided to step away” from “professional engagements” and social media at this time.

    The Duchess and the fasion stylist have been best pals since they met in Toronto ten years ago, with Jessica playing a vital role in Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry. She is even one of Archie’s godparents.

    But, separate reports suggest the women were growing apart way before the race row.

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    It’s taken me a long time to jump back on here and share something on my feed. I admire all of you posting on your feeds either amplifying your own voice or amplifying black voices. I have found the last week incredibly exhausting. Trying to maintain my composure in this space witnesses optical allyship, gaslighting, media propaganda and just flat out ignorance. Having to stay strong and positive at home, fearing my energy will be absorbed by the most important person to me, my child.⁣ ⁣ Truthfully, I am also still incredibly shocked that I am witnessing a time where my people have been given the mic to finally speak our truth after being silenced for 400 years. With that comes a feeling of being overwhelmed…well for me anyways. I just told a friend this morning as I broke into tears, that it’s like I’ve had my lips sewn shut for 40 years and someone has just cut the thread, allowing me to finally speak about all I’ve witnessed and endured being a black female growing up in Canada and living in the US. Like where do I even start? ⁣ ⁣ And now that the conversations are finally flowing, I think I can speak on behalf of other black women (and perhaps men as well) I am now realizing the amount of microaggression and racism I was exposed to throughout my life and expected to suppress. Can’t lie, I am so angry. Realizing that some of the shame I may have felt when I was younger wasn’t my fault, but the fault of people’s ignorant, privileged, problematic behaviour <insert long exasperated sigh here>⁣ ⁣ I have a role. I have a voice…no matter how many people try and tell me I don’t. As the days and weeks pass, our timelines will inevitably drift back to more posts about our everyday lives and sponsored content, but I’m going to promise to not stop talking or sharing. We have come so far and we ain’t going back because #blacklivesmatter

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    An insider told Page Six, “The white privilege row has really given Meghan the excuse she was waiting for to cut Jess off for good.

    “I don’t know what the tipping point was, but Jess has been on the outs for some time.”

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