Meghan Markle and Prince Harry both got funny shout-outs in the Suits series finale
Warning: This post contains major spoilers for the Suits series finale.
Suits officially came to an end on after nine seasons on September 25th with an episode revolving around the wedding of Louis (Rick Hoffman) and Sheila (Rachael Harris), as well as another surprise wedding that fans have been waiting years to happen. (We’ll keep this spoiler to ourselves.) However, the most notable moment came when the show made another joke about former cast member Meghan Markle‘s royal status by not-so-subtly poking fun at her husband, Prince Harry.
In the scene, Louis prepares to walk down the aisle and is dressed in quite the formal getup for his special day. This prompts Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) to make a cheeky comment about his friend’s over-the-top attire.
“Wait a second. Are you wearing a morning coat?” Harvey asked, to which Louis replied, “Of course I’m wearing a morning coat. Frankly, I’m disappointed you’re not.”
Then, Harvey jokingly tells him, “Louis, you’re not the prince of England.”
We see what you did there, Suits.
Meanwhile, Markle, who played paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane for seven seasons, was also featured in the finale’s tribute montage. It included Rachel finding out the truth about Mike Ross’s law degree, seeing Mike after his prison sentence, and finally, saying, “I do” at their wedding in her final episode, which aired in April 2018, a month before her real royal wedding to Prince Harry.
This isn’t the first time the show has paid homage to the Duchess of Sussex. Her costar and onscreen husband, Patrick J. Adams, gave her a shout-out when his character, Mike, was asked how Rachel was doing in Seattle after they relocated.
“If I told you how good, you probably wouldn’t believe me,” he responded, which was obviously a reference to Markle’s new life as a royal.
You can rewatch the Suits clip for yourself below:
Creator Aaron Korsh recently revealed why he didn’t invite Markle back for the final episode of the series, explaining that he wanted to “respect her new life.”
Either way, we’re sure the Duchess would have respectfully declined the offer given that she has so many royal duties and a new baby. However, we’re glad to see the show give her character the love she deserves.