Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding seems at once as though it just happened but also as if it was a million years ago. As the couple is about to embark on their first royal tour with baby Archie, the Duchess of Sussex's former show, Suits, is winding down its multiyear run.
In an interview leading up to the series finale next week, Markle's TV dad, Wendell Pierce, revealed some new details about the early days of the now royal's relationship with Prince Harry. He says he knew the relationship was serious when Markle started showing up on set with her own security detail. “I didn’t think it would happen. I was like, ‘Yeah, right,’ and then one day on the set there was the MI-5 [British security service] guy,” he told KTLA Morning News. “I was like, ‘Oh, this must be serious. They sent someone over.’”
She also had to take off her character Rachel Zane's engagement ring when they shot scenes in the public view. “One time we were in a scene before [Meghan and Harry] got engaged where she was engaged to Mike [Patrick J. Adams] on the show and they said, ‘Wait, don’t get out of the car,’” he explained. “They said, ‘Give us the ring because there’s paparazzi down the street, so you can’t go out with the ring.’”
While he never met Prince Harry during filming, the royal did stop by the Toronto set. “He came to set one time, the prince. I didn’t get a chance to see him, but I was ready to tell him, as her TV dad, ‘You break her heart, I’ll break your jaw,’” he said. “I really was gonna say that!”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently in Rome for her good friend Misha Nonoo's wedding. Given that Nonoo is rumored to be the person who introduced the couple, we're guessing they got her a really good gift.
Originally Appeared on Glamour