Why Meghan Markle Needs Prince Harry’s Help to Return to ‘Suits’
Rumor has it that Meghan Markle could make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of Suits after producers offered to donate millions to her favorite charity. But returning to her old job even for one day would be complicated and any choice to do so will be met with pushback.
Here’s why the Duchess of Sussex would need Prince Harry’s help for her to have a chance of returning to the small screen.
Markle quit acting to join the royal family
Markle played Rachel Zane on the USA network series for seven seasons before announcing that she was giving up her gig to marry Prince Harry.
Markle had this to say about leaving Suits, which she starred in since 2011, and retiring from acting overall:
“I see it is a new change, a new chapter. I’ve been working on my show seven years, we were so fortunate to have that longevity on a series. For me, once we hit the 100 episode marker, I thought, I have ticked this box and I feel really proud of the work we’ve done there and now it’s time to work as a team with [Harry].”
Suits really wants her back
Reports have been swirling that the producers of Suits really want the duchess to reprise her role and have offered to pay millions to any charity of her choice if she agrees to do a cameo.
“I’ve heard sums ranging from two to six million being kicked around and that sounds a lot but it would be one of the biggest marketing coups in TV history,” a source from NBC Universal — which owns the show — revealed.
Even before joining the royal family, Markle has always been involved with and done charitable work for multiple organizations so they are hoping this offer really has her considering a return.
Harry would have to coax his grandmother though
Even if Markle wanted to do the cameo there’s one big problem with all this. She is a full-time royal now and isn’t permitted to work any other job so it’s likely that the queen would not allow it.
Royal commentator Loni Love spoke about this subject during a recent episode of The Real.
“They would give her millions of dollars just to do a cameo and they are willing to even go to England to actually shoot it there,” Love said. “I don’t think the queen is going to go for it. That’s her old life and the queen is about being royal and ‘we’re not doing that.’ No Suits. She is no longer an actress. She is a member of the royal family. She is the Duchess of Sussex.”
Love continued by adding that perhaps the one chance it could happen is if the request came from her husband. “The only reason why I would see it happening is if Prince Harry went to the queen and said ‘let’s do this one time, for my wife.’ If Harry doesn’t do it, it’s not going to happen.”
With all the royal rules and protocol that have been bent and broken for the couple in the past that doesn’t seem too far-fetched. However, given the fact that Markle and Harry are expecting their first child and she is still performing her royal duties on a regular basis, it’s not likely that she’ll be able to find the time to film an episode of the television series.
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