Priyanka Chopra wishes her friend Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, on her 40th birthday along with an initiative to help women who have lost their jobs during the ongoing pandemic.
Priyanka shared a post on her Instagram handle praising Meghan for putting ‘the welfare of others first and that she was ‘happy to join’ the initiative. She wrote a long note, “Happy birthday, Meghan. For her 40th birthday this year, in true Meg fashion, she’s chosen to put the welfare of others first. As we all know, the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women around the world”.
She continued, “In America alone, OVER 2 MILLION WOMEN have departed the workforce since January 2020. The three groups experiencing the largest burdens are mothers, women in senior management positions, and women of colour. These women, who are pillars of our communities, are shouldering the brunt of the crisis, including homeschooling and caring for family members of all ages. It’s time to help women get back into the workforce”.
Priyanka concluded, “The Duchess of Sussex has asked 40 of her friends to take 40 minutes to support women getting back into the workforce… Of course, I was more than happy to join. Now that’s a great way to celebrate a milestone Birthday. Bravo, my friend. You can all join in too. If you are able, donate time to mentoring, community service or any act or service that you can and maybe we can all collectively contribute to a global wave of compassion”.
Meghan and Priyanka have been friends for years. But the reports suggest that in the last few years their friendship had strained as Meghan skipped the wedding of Priyanka with Nick Jonas. Priyanka has attended the wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry, and she had also publicly stood for her in the past against the negative coverage of Meghan by the British press. In an interview in 2019, Priyanka has addressed reports surrounding her as ‘racist’ and told that Meghan is more than capable of dealing with critics.