It seems that Meghan Markle is officially leaving ‘Suits’ after becoming engaged to Prince Harry. She has portrayed Rachel Zane in the legal drama since it first aired 2011, but USA Network has now confirmed that the star will step down from the role after season seven finishes airing in 2018.
A statement released by the network read the following: ‘From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement. Meghan has been a member of our family for seven years, and it has been a joy to work with her. We want to thank her for her undeniable passion and dedication to ‘Suits,’ and we wish her the very best.’
USA Network’s official statement comes a week after Meghan’s on-screen body double posted on Instagram a heartfelt goodbye message to the star.
It read ‘It’s been an absolute pleasure and honor being your ‘STAND-IN’ for the last two seasons. Wishing you all the happiness in the world Bella.’
Bursic concluded her post with two very telling emojis: a heart and champagne glasses. She also included a congratulatory hashtag: ‘#youdeserveitall.’
Meghan has quit her job as an actress to relocate to the UK permanently and carry out royal duties alongside Prince Harry, whom she is set to wed in May next year after he popped the question earlier this month.
The pair made engagement news public on Monday, 27th of November, and revealed the big question was popped during a ‘cozy night’ in.
‘It was a cozy night, we were roasting chicken…and it was an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee,’ Meghan concluded.