- Earlier this week, Meghan Markle's longtime friend Jessica Mulroney (opens in new tab) posted and then quickly deleted a throwback picture from the Duchess' royal wedding day.
- The picture, which featured one of Mulroney's (opens in new tab) twin sons holding Meghan's veil and smiling, was captioned, "I see this and pure joy."
- The quick deletion comes after a wave of rumors earlier this summer that Meghan was actively distancing herself from Mulroney after the latter was criticized and let go from several high-profile jobs for reportedly using her white privilege in an attempt damage the career of a Black influencer.
Jessica Mulroney (opens in new tab) is easing back into social media after her self-imposed hiatus this summer. In case you somehow forgot, the stylist and former TV personality found herself on the receiving end of public scrutiny and multiple pink slips earlier this summer after a scandal involving her use of her own white privilege (opens in new tab). Specifically, Sasha Exeter, a prominent Black influencer, accused Mulroney of pressuring brands not to work with her after she posted a general call for other influencers to use their platforms to speak out against racism.
In addition to causing several major career setbacks for her, the ordeal reportedly put a strain on Mulroney's friendship with Meghan Markle (opens in new tab)...and that strain might not be totally unstrained yet.
On Thursday, Mulroney posted a sweet throwback photo of one of her sons beaming behind Meghan as he helped carry her veil on her wedding day (both of Mulroney's twin sons, Brian and John (opens in new tab), had the honor of serving as pageboys at the royal wedding (opens in new tab)).
"I see this and pure joy," Mulroney wrote in the photo's caption.
Why is that a screenshot of the post (opens in new tab) instead of an embed, you might be wondering? Well, that's because Mulroney pretty quickly deleted the post for reasons that aren't totally clear.
It's possible that Meghan or someone from Team Sussex (opens in new tab) asked Mulroney to take down the pic, considering reports earlier this summer that the Duchess was actively distancing herself (opens in new tab) from her longtime friend amid the fallout.
"Meghan obviously can't be seen in public with her, she needs to cool it for now, but it will be surprising if she doesn't get back in touch because Jess knows a lot," a source told The Sun (opens in new tab) in June.
Was this a requested take down or just a post that Mulroney realized she wasn't feeling after all for totally unrelated reasons? Honestly, we'll probably never know for sure.
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
March 9, 2020
March 5, 2020
October 25, 2019
October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps (opens in new tab).
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings (opens in new tab).
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles (opens in new tab).
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down (opens in new tab) and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
February 24, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex wore Dior head to toe and Birks earrings (opens in new tab) while visiting Morocco.
February 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess arrive to the "Education For All" boarding house in Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Meghan wore an Alice and Olivia blazer and Birdies slippers (opens in new tab).
January 30, 2019
Meghan Markle visits the National Theatre wearing a Brandon Maxwell dress and blazer, a Carolina Herrera clutch, and Aquazzura pumps (opens in new tab).
January 10, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex visits Smart Works wearing Kimai earrings (opens in new tab).
October 30, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan visit New Zealand; both are wearing Muck boots (opens in new tab).
October 29, 2018
Harry and Meghan visiting New Zealand during their Autumn tour Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Meghan opted for Adidas Stan Smith sneakers (opens in new tab) for this occasion.
October 27, 2018
For the Invictus Games Closing ceremony, Meghan wore an Antonio Berardi Tuxedo dress and Aquazzura pumps (opens in new tab).
October 26, 2018
Meghan visits Tupou College wearing Adina