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

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.

Given how much Meghan backs the Black Lives Matter campaign, DailyMail.com 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.

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".

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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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."

Georgia Farquharson
Georgia Farquharson

Georgia studied Print Journalism at university in Nottingham, England before going on to work on several leading celebrity magazines, as well as freelance writing for international magazine Grazia Middle East. An enthusiastic, hard-working and ambitious writer, Georgia recently launched her own communications consultancy, farq media. As Director and Founder, Georgia helps businesses with their Public Relations strategy, as well as influencer and celebrity marketing. She also represents several influencers of her own. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."