Rumors are swirling about a possible breakup between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their longtime friends, Victoria and David Beckham.
The couples’ close bond was initially formed through mutual friends who arranged Harry and Meghan’s first dates.
David and Victoria were special guests at the 2018 royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
However, eagle-eyed royal watchers noted Meghan and Harry’s absence at two recent major events for the Beckhams: their son Brooklyn’s wedding last April and soccer star Lionel Messi’s debut for the David Beckham-owned Inter Miami CF team. To both events, the Duke and Duchess were not invited.
Victoria and David Beckham’s estrangement with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Sources close to the Beckhams exclusively revealed to the Daily Mail that the two couples have had a decisive falling out.
According to insiders, the Sussexes clashed with the Beckhams over alleged leaks of private information, leaving David “absolutely furious.”
The insider highlighted that the Beckhams were “very supportive” of Meghan upon her arrival in the UK, but that at this point any reconciliation seems highly unlikely.
If true, this would add the Beckhams to the list of former close friends who seem to have faded from the Sussexes’ inner circle over time.
Meghan’s childhood best friend Ninaki Priddy now rarely speaks to the duchess, according to reports. Stylist Jessica Mulroney, formerly Meghan’s “best friend forever” has also not been seen publicly with Meghan since she became embroiled in controversy in 2020.
As some drop out of Meghan’s social sphere, new friends have apparently emerged.
Victoria Jackson and Meghan Markle
Victoria Beckham, the well-known fashion designer and wife of David Beckham, used to hold a place as one of Markle’s best friends. However, she seems to have been replaced by Victoria Jackson, a cosmetics mogul who resides in Montecito, California, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex now live.
Meghan is said to be “extremely close” to the beauty mogul.
In the interview Meghan gave to The Cut, she revealed that she and her husband, Prince Harry, have a “very close group of friends.”
For Meghan Markle’s cover shoot for The Cut, Jackson lent her ranch near Santa Barbara, California, to use as a location.
How did Victoria Jackson and Meghan Markle meet?
Jackson met Markle through a mutual close friend, Gloria Steinem, the iconic feminist journalist and women’s rights advocate.
In her interview, the duchess called Jackson a close friend and a “safe harbor.”