New York: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, a close friend to Meghan Markle, who will become a member of the British royal family after her wedding to Prince Harry next month, is confident the compassionate and free-spirited woman will be a "princess for the people".
Priyanka has penned a profile for Markle, who features in the Time 100 Influential People of 2018 list.
"Somewhere among biryani, poutine and endless conversations, I realised just how deeply Meghan Markle cares for the world. 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. 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," Priyanka wrote.
The Quantico star believes Markle's love story with Prince Harry is nothing short of a fairytale.
"This ever-smiling, strong free spirit found her prince, fell in love and in turn made a cynical world believe in fairy tales again. But more than anything else, Meghan is an important influencer in a world that needs strong public figures to respect and look up to. People the world can be inspired by. Meghan, standing shoulder to shoulder with Harry, will be a princess for the people.
"Love always, my friend. Live happily ever after," Priyanka signed off about Markle, whose "Suits" airs in India on Comedy Central.
On Twitter, Priyanka congratulated her Indian friends Deepika Padukone and cricketer Virat Kohli for featuring in the Time's list. She said she was happy and proud.