Millie Mackintosh, former star of the reality TV show Made in Chelsea, has made shocking claims about her former friend, Meghan Markle, accusing the Duchess of Sussex of cutting off all communication with her after she began dating Prince Harry. Mackintosh revealed these details during an episode of her podcast, Mumlemmas & More with Millie & Charlie, where she expressed her disappointment over the abrupt end to their friendship.
The pair initially met in 2015 at a hotel opening in Istanbul and quickly hit it off. Mackintosh, who understood the pressures of media attention due to her own experiences, reached out to Markle to check on her well-being after news of her relationship with Prince Harry became public. However, Markle’s response was unexpected and harsh, leaving Mackintosh feeling dismissed and ignored.
Speculating on the reasons for the sudden change, Mackintosh believes that Markle distanced herself because she didn’t want to be associated with a reality star. As a member of the British royal family, Markle may have felt that maintaining a connection with a television personality could harm her reputation. Mackintosh confessed that the snub made her feel downcast, especially when she wasn’t invited to Markle and Harry’s extravagant wedding in 2018.
The former friends had bonded over their shared experiences of divorce, as well as their mutual interests in wellness and blogging. Mackintosh had introduced Markle to her favorite spots in London and provided her with valuable contacts. However, their friendship took a turn after their last meeting at a hotel in the Cotswolds. Mackintosh recalls an enjoyable day of relaxation, but little did she know that it would be the final time they would see each other.
Reflecting on the incident, Mackintosh admitted that she has moved on from the friendship and holds no ill will towards Markle. The Duchess of Sussex has since married Prince Harry and the couple now have two children together.
Mackintosh’s revelations have shed light on the complexities of maintaining relationships in the public eye, where external factors can sometimes strain even the closest bonds. As both Mackintosh and Markle navigate their respective lives, it remains to be seen whether their paths will cross again.