Millie Mackintosh, who is now 33 years old and a mother to two daughters, has opened up about her friendship with Meghan Markle in her recent Mumlemmas & More podcast. The podcast episode, titled ‘Ghosted – From Mum Friends to 90’s Musicians to Duchesses – it’s happened to all of us!’, revealed that the two became friends after meeting at a hotel opening event in Istanbul eight years ago. Mackintosh was going through a divorce with her ex-husband Professor Green at the time, and Meghan had also recently split from her first husband. The two bonded over their shared experience of divorce.
The end of their friendship
Millie Mackintosh shared that they went out to brunch, went to yoga, and went for strolls together. She even shared her “little black book” with Meghan, showing her all the best spots in London. However, their friendship came to an abrupt end when Meghan started dating Prince Harry in 2016. The last time Mackintosh saw Meghan was at a hotel in the Cotswolds. They had planned to do yoga together, but it turned into an afternoon of rosè and margaritas in the pool. That was when Meghan mentioned that she was dating Harry. After stories about Meghan and Harry began circulating in the press, Mackintosh reached out to Meghan to check on her. However, she received an abrupt message in response, which Mackintosh felt was unlike any of their previous communications. Mackintosh felt like the Duchess had “basically told me to [expletive] off in that message. So I did. And we haven’t spoken since.”
In conclusion, Mackintosh revealed that her friendship with Meghan was short-lived. Despite sharing a strong bond over their shared experiences, the friendship came to an end when Meghan started dating Prince Harry. Mackintosh was surprised by the abrupt end to their friendship, but she has since moved on and has not spoken to Meghan since.