LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, visited London’s National Theatre as the venue’s new royal patron on Wednesday, watching a line-run of a Shakespeare play and meeting aspiring performers.
But as theatre-trained the UK duchess briefly reconnected with her acting past, a return to her former television series “Suits” was all but ruled out by the show’s creator.
Meghan, in a pale pink dress and jacket, met apprentices and staff working with arts and community organisations before being treated to a line-run of a new musical version of “Pericles”.
The pregnant 37-year-old trained in theatre but gained prominence for her television work. Before her romance with Prince Harry was announced, the then Markle was best known for playing Rachel Zane in US legal drama “Suits”, a role she quit ahead of her marriage in May.
Fans had wondered whether she might ever return to the show - even for a cameo in the final season - but on Tuesday “Suits” creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh told a Television Critics Association meeting in California that this was highly unlikely.
“We’re not currently pursuing asking Meghan
Markle to leave her position with the royal family and join us,” Korsh was quoted as saying by website Entertainment Tonight.
“I would love it but I think it’s pretty close to zero.”
While Meghan was at the theatre, her husband attended a Commonwealth Youth Roundtable discussion.
Prince Harry and Meghan move to Windsor Estate ahead of first baby
Earlier, Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are moving to Frogmore Cottage on the royal family’s Windsor Estate early next year in time for their first child’s birth in the spring, they said.
“Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate,” the couple, formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said in a statement. They were married at Windsor Castle in May.
Their new home to the west of London in Berkshire has formed part of a royal family residence since the 18th century, whose name comes from the abundance of frogs in low-lying marshy grounds.