Meghan Markle's Pal Janina Gavankar Claims Their Friendship Has Been Mostly Long-Distance

In a recent interview, Janina Gavankar opened up about her longtime friendship with Meghan Markle, saying their "entire friendship has been apart."

At the Los Angeles debut of her most recent movie, "The Way Back," co-starring Ben Affleck, Gavankar got candid about her longtime friendship with the Duchess of Sussex in an interview with ET.

"Listen, our entire friendship has been apart, you know," the acclaimed actress said, adding they met 16 years ago, and that they've been apart since.

Janina Gavankar at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles, USA on May 30, 2012. | Photo: Getty Images

Janina Gavankar at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles, USA on May 30, 2012. | Photo: Getty Images

LIVES ON FACETIME

Gavankar, who studied in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago, continued that their friendship lives on Facetime, regardless of where they are. 

Last Christmas, the actress filled in as a family photographer for Meghan, Prince Harry, and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor for their holiday card, according to ET.

When inquired as to whether she would be taking more photographs of the royal couple's son, she replied, "If it's not me, somebody will."

Meghan Markle during the Women's Final US Open on September 7, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle during the Women's Final US Open on September 7, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

ROYAL WEDDING GUEST

Gavankar was one of the royal wedding guests during Meghan and Harry's wedding on May 19, 2018, in St George's Chapel and Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom, as reported by Brides.

In an interview with Town & Country, she uncovered that during the ceremony, the guests and family members of Harry and Meghan couldn't help but hold in their giggling when they heard the cheers from the royal fans outside the chapel.

Once the couple resign from royal duties in April, the country intends to quit paying for them.

Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo: Getty Images

"MEGXIT"

Meanwhile, shortly after "Megxit" was declared in January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's staff were removed from Frogmore Cottage, as reported by Insider.

In 2019, Queen Elizabeth gifted the Frogmore Cottage to Harry and Meghan as an official royal home. The property was renovated before the couple moved in.

Rebecca English, the royal correspondent, initially reported that a house manager and a cleaner had been moved from Harry and Meghan's Windsor home to elsewhere in the royal household.

Albeit an insider close the royal residence told Insider that no members of staff have been given up, it is standard for staff members to be relocated within the royal household.

In an interview with CBC News, a government official explained that since Harry and Meghan arrived on Vancouver Island in November, Canada has been paying for their security. However, once the couple resign from royal duties in April, the country intends to quit paying for them.

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