US actor Meghan Markle will leave Suits when season seven ends, ahead of her marrying Prince Marry according to USA Network and Universal Cable Productions.
Markle, 36, played Rachel Zane on the cable network drama, rising up the ranks from paralegal to lawyer. The character is engaged to be married to Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams. Patrick J. Adams is also set to leave the series at the same time. “He was always leaving the show. He made his mind up a while ago,” Independent reports. “Patrick wants to pursue other things and he’s realised his time at Suits has come to an end.”
“We want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement,” USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, both units of Comcast Corp, said in a joint statement.
The statement added, “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.”
According to reports, there will be a wedding between Mike and Rachel at some point in the second half of season 7, that “will make it an easy break for Meghan to leave as well.”