Meghan Markle departs ‘Suits’ after engagement to Prince Harry

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. actress Meghan Markle has actually finished up her function on legal drama series “Fits” after 7 seasons, U.S.A Network and Universal Cable Productions said in a declaration on Tuesday, a day after Markle and Britain’s Prince Harry announced their engagement.

(L-R) Actresses Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres and Meghan Markle attend the U.S.A Network and The Moth’s Characters Unify Event at the Pacific Style Center in West Hollywood, California February 15, 2012. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Markle, 36, played Rachel Zane on the cable network drama, increasing up the ranks from paralegal to lawyer. The character is engaged to be wed to Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams.

Markle has completed all her filming for the seventh season, which will return in early 2018, the network said.

“We want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement,” USA Network and Universal Cable Television Productions, both units of Comcast Corp, said in a joint statement.

“Meghan has belonged to our household for 7 years and it has been a pleasure to work with her. We want to thank her for her undeniable passion and devotion to Matches, and we want her the absolute best,” the declaration added.

Markle and Harry, 33, announced on Monday they were getting wed in May 2018.

The couple satisfied on a blind date in July 2016 and stated their relationship had actually progressed “incredibly quickly.”

Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Andrew Hay