“Meghan’s done a huge cull of her inner circle since meeting Prince Harry. Only the most impeccable socialites will do,” a source exclusively tells Closer Weekly. “Her friends either need to be famous, or have close ties to someone famous, so she can keep up with her new in-laws and their royal pedigrees.” And that may be the very reason that only certain folks were able to snag an invite to the Suits alum’s, 37, luxurious baby shower — a bash attended by people like Serena Williams and Amal Clooney.
The insider continues, “If they’re going anywhere they might be photographed, they have to run their outfits past Meghan and her best friend-turned-stylist Jessica Mulroney to make sure there are no outfit clashes — and obviously Meghan pulls rank.” And those are not the only guidelines it seems the Duchess of Sussex’s has if you happen to be part of her very small circle.
“Again, if there are photographers, Meghan has to be in the front, and no one can block her best camera angles,” the source adds. “Meghan also picks the restaurants or venues to meet friends, and only the best will do. Weirdest of all, for someone who used to be such a prolific Instagram user, she’s banned selfies under every circumstance, which has been a lot for her older friends to get used to.”
It’s clear that Meghan is doing things her way, and it’s something the royals haven’t exactly seen someone else do in recent history. Richard Fitzwilliams recently told Us Weekly that Meghan is “the most potent modernizing force in the royal family. He added, “In her trips abroad, she has behaved impeccably, communicating so spontaneously to individuals and to crowds and looking gorgeous. She and Harry clearly need to do things their way, and that may well not be the conventional royal way.”
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