Mindy Kaling roasts Prince Harry as her ‘friend’s husband’ who ‘wrote a book’

Mindy Kaling roasted Prince Harry by referring to him as some book author who is married to her friend.

The “Mindy Project” star, 44, posted a photo of herself smiling with her arm around the Duke of Sussex, 39, via Instagram on Thursday while making a playful dig at his controversial 2023 memoir, “Spare.”

“Met my friend’s husband at a work event,” she captioned the snap. “Seemed pretty cool. Said he wrote a book. Gonna go check it out!”

Kaling shared a photo with the Duke of Sussex to Instagram after they both spoke at the event. Sussex.com
“Met my friend’s husband at a work event. Seemed pretty cool. Said he wrote a book. Gonna go check it out!” she captioned her post. mindykaling/Instagram

Kaling, who is friends with Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, was attending a BetterUp summit in San Francisco on Wednesday when she ran into the renegade royal.

She and Harry, the chief impact officer for the tech organization, were both speakers at the event.

The “Office” star also shared several snaps from backstage, including an inside look at her dressing room, ahead of the discussion.

The “Office” star wore a $2,200 cardigan to the event. mindykaling/Instagram
Harry was dressed casually in a blazer and jeans. Sussex.com

Kaling looked chic in an “I Love U” cardigan by Libertine ($2,200), black jeans and red suede pointed-toe heels. Meanwhile, Harry was dressed casually in a gray blazer layered over a white button-down shirt and dark jeans.

Several of the actress’s fans flooded the comments section of her post with delight over her lighthearted jab.

“Ahhh just my friends husband….. 😂😂,” one person wrote.

Kaling is friends with Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle. Getty Images
The “Mindy Project” star appeared on Markle’s “Archetypes” podcast. Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

“Ohhh yeah I think I’ve heard about this guy! Is that Meghan Markle’s husband?” a second joked.

“He looks familiar 🤔,” a third netizen commented.


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During the event, Kaling and author Adam Grant hosted a conversation titled “Leading with Laughter,” during which they discussed their parenting approaches.

The mom of two spoke about the stigma that comes with being single in her 40s. Getty Images
Harry and Markle share two kids: Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet (not pictured). dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images

The “Sex Lives of College Girls” co-creator has two children: daughter Katherine, 6, and son Spencer, 3.

“Gentle parenting I am rethinking. It’s this thing lots of LA and New York and certain progressive cities do, and sometimes you just have to scream at your kids … so I am rethinking it!” she joked, according to Hello!

Harry and Markle, 42, are also parents to two kids: Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2.

Markle is launching a new podcast with Lemonada Media. Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation
She also founded a lifestyle brand. Getty Images

Kaling notably appeared on Markle’s now-defunct podcast, “Archetypes,” in 2022 and discussed the stigma that comes with being single in her 40s.

The “Suits” alum has since parted ways with Spotify, but she signed on for an endeavor with Lemonada Media in February.

Along with developing a new podcast, Markle recently announced the launch of her Goop-esque lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, and an upcoming Netflix cooking show.