When it comes time to post official couple photos, you're allowed to go a little extra. It's your big day; you're allowed to live a little. But Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas went the extra mile in their, err, extra-ness. Specifically, the couple copied the pose found in the photo from their friend, Meghan Markle, notably when she announced her engagement to her then-boyfriend, Prince Harry. Check out the new photo from Markle's pal and her beau, below.
The Instagram-posted snapshot was shared over the weekend, and it didn't take long for people to notice that the photo-in-question was actually a bit similar to the one taken for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement announcement only a year earlier. It should be noted that Priyanka Chopra is actually a good friend of Meghan Markle, and the actress attended the Royal Wedding alongside Nick Jonas earlier this year. The former Quantico actress detailed her bubbling thoughts on the build-up to the big day during a recent appearance on Andy Cohen's talk show series Watch What Happens Live on Bravo. It's worth noting that Chopra and Jonas announced their own engagement only a few months later, once Markle got settled into the married life.
For comparison's sake, here's the engagement photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Is it a copy or just a bit of a coincidence. You be the judge.
Coincidence? We think not! Though, truth be told, it might have been the result of the photographer and not the subjects. As Instagram commenters have been quick to point out, the photos were taken by the same person behind the lens, and it might simply be the style of the person behind the camera rather than a deliberate attempt on Priyanka Chopra's end to copy her friend's pose. Though it should be stressed, the jury is still out there...
Ultimately, the photos are different enough that they can both be appreciated on their own, away from comparisons. Though if Priyanka Chopra was somehow trying to one-up her friend Meghan Markle, particularly whenever she decides to get married to her own man, then she certainly has a ways to go before she can come close to topping the ceremony the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex achieved back in May. That wedding was basically as stunning as weddings come, and while that's not to say that the upcoming nuptials between Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra isn't going to be a lovely occasion, it is going to take some major effort to even come close. We'll just leave it at that, for now. Meanwhile, Markle and Prince Harry have been keeping a lower profile comparatively since their big wedding.
While it might seem like Priyanka Chopra is getting competitive, the photo seems to be mainly for fun than showmanship. The photo was taken at Ralph Lauren's 50th Anniversary fashion show, and the photo session seems to be just for fun. Not a deliberate attempt to rattle Meghan Markle. Though, admittedly, it's kinda fun to imagine that's the case, even though Markle and Chopra still appear to be good friends. Meanwhile, we'll continue to keep you posted on the latest celebrity news and updates right here at CinemaBlend.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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