There’s a new Hollywood battle brewing between Angelina Jolie and Amal Clooney, with both stars desperate to befriend the newest royal, Meghan Markle.
New Idea has learnt that 43-year-old actress Angelina is currently in London and desperately trying to score a meet-up with the real-life Hollywood princess, in a bid to outdo 40-year-old Amal.
The Mr. & Mrs. Smith star is said to be fiercely jealous that the human rights barrister and husband George Clooney scored an invite to the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex’s wedding to Prince Harry.
According to insiders, Angelina has been trying to meet with the duchess for months and is green with envy over Amal’s emerging friendship with the former Suits actress.
‘Ange is incredibly jealous of Amal and her close friendship with Meghan,’ a close source spilled to New Idea.
‘Ange loves the royals and was absolutely gutted that Amal and George were invited to the wedding and not her.'
Much like Meghan, Angelina has spent a large portion of her acting career dedicated to her charitable causes, and she sees the ex-Suits actress as someone who she could easily form a partnership with.
Both women have championed various causes for the UN over the years. Meghan’s speech advocating gender equality at the 2015 UN Women’s Conference has since gone viral, while in 2010, Angelina was given the honour of becoming a fully fledged diplomat for the United Nations after years of tireless work campaigning for refugee rights.
‘At the end of the day, Ange sees Meghan as a perfect person to push all her charities and humanitarian efforts,’ continues the source.
‘But while she was annoyed at getting snubbed from the royal wedding, it’s made Ange more determined than ever to befriend Meghan.’
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