When the Duchess of Sussex left her role as Rachel Zane on the hit series Suits, everyone knew she was leaving to marry Prince Harry and take on duchessdom, but the reason behind her exit was never really alluded to by the writers… until now!
In the fifth episode of the series’ final season, Duchess Meghan’s onscreen husband Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams) makes a cameo where he openly jokes about his wife’s new life.
When asked about how Rachel is doing, he slyly replies, “Good. In fact, if I told you how good you probably wouldn't believe me.”
The joke was later shared to social media by Suits’ Twitter account. “Turns out Rachel is doing REALLY well” they wrote, with a GIF of the moment.
— Suits (@Suits_USA) August 15, 2019
It’s been over a year since both Meghan and Patrick were seen on the popular legal drama. Both left after their characters tied the knot and left New York City to open a legal aid clinic in Seattle.
Since then, the real-life friends have gone on to get married (she wed Prince Harry and he tied the knot with Pretty Little Lies star Troian Bellisario) and have children.
While Patrick has continued to act in various roles, Meghan confirmed her departure from the series also marked her retirement from acting.
“I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change,” she said in her first joint interview with Harry in November 2017 in which they announced their engagement.
“It’s a new chapter, right? And also, keep in mind, I’ve been working on [ Suits] for seven years. We were very, very fortunate to have that sort of longevity on a series,” she said, adding, “I’ve ticked this box, and I feel very proud of the work I’ve done there, and now it’s time to work with [Harry] as a team.”