As previously reported in great detail, Meghan Markle is off the market.
The veteran actress is engaged to Prince Harry, confirming the blessed alongside her hunky fiance via a photo shoot and an interview this week.
But that’s not all.
Meghan Markle is also off television…
Following weeks of strong speculation, USA Network has come out and officially announced that Markle will not return to the surprisingly successful drama Suits next season.
Said executives in a statement on Tuesday:
From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement.
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.
As a lawyer named Rachel, Markle is an original Suits cast member.
She has appeared in 103 episodes of the series to date.
It’s believed her character will be written out of the show along with her on-screen boyfriend, played by Patrick J. Adams, who Tweeted a pair of messages in the wake of Markle’s romantic news.
After making a joke about Markle leaving her for another man, Adams wrote the following:
Playing Meghan’s television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious.
Meghan, so happy for you, friend. Much love.
Sounds like Prince Harry has himself a keeper here.
USA Network’s above statement comes just over a week after the star’s Suits body double took to Instagram to share a photo of her standing next to the actress with a heartfelt farewell tribute.
It’s clear Markle left a strong impression on all her colleagues.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure and honor being your ‘STAND-IN’ for the last 2 seasons,” wrote Nicky Bursic, who has worked on Suits for the past six years.
“Wishing you all the happiness in the world Bella.”
In a sit-down with Harry on Monday, Markle acknowledged she was done acting.
But didn’t sound all that broken up about it.
“I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change,” she said in her first joint interview with her fiancé.
We learned today, meanwhile, that Markle and Harry will get married in May, although no exact date has been announced just yet.
“I think what’s been really exciting as we talk about the transition out of my career and into my role is,” she said in this same interview, adding:
“The causes that are really important to me that I can focus even more energy on.
“Very early out of the gate, I think you realize you have access or a voice that people are willing to listen and with that comes a lot of responsibility, which I take seriously.”
We wish her all the best.