Yesterday's royal wedding brought tons of VIPs—600 to exact—to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle to witness Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot. Among them were such celebrities as George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, and Elton John (who sang at the reception, naturally!). Also sitting proudly in a pew? Priyanka Chopra, who came to support her good friend, the new Duchess of Sussex. And like any good girlfriend, Chopra took to Instagram after the "I dos" to gush over her bride bestie.
We were hardly the only ones crying over Meghan Markle's Givenchy wedding dress and bridal glow. The bride also apparently brought tears to the eyes of her friend. After wow'ing in a lavender Vivienne Westwood suit and matching fascinator at the royal wedding and a glittery Dior gown at the evening reception, Chopra wrote a touching tribute to Markle on Instagram.
Captioning a photo of the royal bride and groom, Chopra wrote, "Every once in a while there is a moment when time stands still.. that happened today.. You my friend.. were the epitome of grace, love and beauty. Every choice made at this wedding by you both will go down in history, not just because it was your wedding but because this incredible wedding stood for change and hope. Both things that the world needs desperately. Thank you for being the perfect picture of all things good.. seeing your union and love blessed in front of my eyes Made me so happy.. and tear up! 😑 I wish you both love happiness and togetherness always.. 💕"
Aww! This would've definitely made the bride cry—if she still had an Instagram that is!
The actress and former actress have famously forged a friendship over the years, so no one was too surprise that Chopra had scored an invite to the royal wedding and the two receptions that had followed. Additionally, this isn't the first time Chopra has publicly praised Markle. Last month, Markle had landed a spot on Time magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People," and Chopra penned a touching essay in honor of her friend, calling her "a princess for the people" who "made a cynical world believe in fairy tales again."
"With her, what you see is real, and what you get is a relatable young woman with her heart and mind in the right place," the Quantico actress wrote. "Her compassion, evident in the causes she supports, and her drive to break down stereotypes—obvious in her actions—will connect her to a generation in much need of kindness."