Jessica Mulroney is doing things again. You may remember the Jewish mom from the royal wedding, or from acting as stylist to her now-royal best friend, Meghan Markle, or from travelling to Australia to be with Markle on her first royal tour… or you may not know her at all. That’s OK!
Mulroney, 38, is one of the few people in Meghan Markle’s inner circle. And she’s still figuring out the ropes of being affiliated with a member of the royal family — including what she can, and cannot, post on her Instagram.
Let’s back up a second. Apparently, there’s been a lot of royal drama lately. First — and to keep things clear, we’re gonna switch to first names here — Meghan and Harry are moving away from Kensington Palace (where they live alongside Will and Kate). Second, reports came out that Meghan and Kate were feuding. Now, it’s reported that there’s “bad blood” between Harry and Will. (And there’s this whole theory that Prince Charles — Will and Harry’s dad — is behind it all, in an effort to make the British public like him more, and like his sons less. Oy.)
Last night, December 10, Meghan made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards to present an award to the woman who designed her wedding dress: Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller.
“I feel especially proud to announce tonight’s winner, who is a British designer leading on the global stage with vision and creativity, but also with incredible kindness.” – The Duchess of Sussex pic.twitter.com/7AtfpG3Diy
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 11, 2018
Sidenote, though not a surprising one: Meghan looked amazing!
wow can u believe meghan markle invented pregnancy pic.twitter.com/aGPfg1xLhV
— Taylor Trudon (@taylortrudon) December 10, 2018
So, where does all this leave our favorite Jewish mama, Jessica Mulroney?
Well, the high-profile friend took to her Instagram stories last night to post an image from the British Fashion Awards, writing, “My angel. Beauty, grace and strength personified” — which , of course, some took as a nod to the drama rumors swirling lately.
However, regardless of the intent of the post, it seemingly was a no-go w the royal family; by morning, Mulroney had deleted her Instagram story.
As royals commentator Elizabeth Holmes pointed out on her Instagram stories, “My hunch is that she posts these things… to be a supportive friend but then someone, likely Megs, asks her to take it down.”
Why? “This seems fodder for the tabloids given the feud headlines,” Holmes wrote, “she seems to be sticking up for her?”
This isn’t the first time Mulroney has posted something about the Duchess of Sussex this year — it’s just the first time (that we’re aware of) that she’s had to delete it. In September, she posted about Markle’s first royal project, writing “Very proud of you today.” Even though the “you” was never clarified, we all know who she meant.
So, in summary, here’s what we’ve all learned today: If your best friend is a member of the royal family, be careful about what you Instagram stories. (In fact, this is advice we should all keep in mind, regardless of how un-famous your pals may be.) Got it?