Is Meghan Markle ‘Bored’ With Royal Life? She Reportedly Wants to Return to Acting

Will Meghan Markle return to acting? While she retired from that career when she married Prince Harry, one royal expert believes that Markle may be bored with her current life and is entertaining the idea of working again.

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane Suits
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Markle is reportedly finding royal life ‘boring’

Does Markle miss her old life as an actress? She famously left her role as Rachel Zane on the TV series Suits behind when she and Prince Harry announced their engagement last year.

Royal commentator Rob Shuter believes she could return to acting, however, telling iHeart Radio that “Meghan Markle is bored behind the palace walls, she’s looking for a new job, we know what she’s going to do.”

He continued: “Meghan Markle is reading scripts so life behind the palace walls is already starting to get a little boring for the new royal Meghan Markle, which is why the Duchess is already looking to return to work and searching for the perfect project.”

She’s searching for the right fit

Shuter’s sources tell him that the duchess “is putting out feelers and searching for the right script.”

He shared, “Sources add ‘at the moment, she’s actually thinking about producing, but she hasn’t 100 percent given up her first passion, which is acting. If the right part comes along, maybe a historical film or documentary, then maybe she will do it.’”

If Markle does make a return to acting, Shuter believes that Prince Harry would certainly support the move. He noted, “Meghan loves her royal life, she loves being a mum, but it’s just not enough for her. She wants to make a difference in the world and she doesn’t want to just turn up to royal events and shake hands with the crowd.”

Why she stopped acting

Following the news of her engagement to Prince Harry, the two sat down for an interview and Markle confirmed she had retired from acting. She noted at the time: “I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change.”

She added: “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. 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.”

Could she find her way back to acting again?

Whether or not Markle is actually bored and looking to act again remains to be seen, but one actor says it would be hard for the duchess to resume her career in entertainment.

Actor Kevin Costner shared during an interview on ITV’s Lorraine: “It would be hard. Why? Because if you’re Harry — and he seems like a great guy — it’s like, that’s why I’m not married than actress. I don’t want to see my wife kissing somebody. I’m on Harry’s side.”

He noted: “I don’t want to be a person that’s ever limiting somebody but there’s so much thought that goes into, number one, being a wife, and then being in this circle that I don’t even understand, you know, royalty. It’s a unique spot.”         

Costner added: “I think we watch it from across an ocean and sometimes we don’t understand exactly what’s going on. She’s had enough attention for a lifetime now, in a year.”