Prince Harry's Girlfriend Meghan Markle Requests Leave From US TV Series 'Suits', Days After Royal Romance Confirmed

She plays law associate Rachel Vane in the hit show.

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle has reportedly requested a leave of absence from work commitments.

Meghan stars in legal drama ‘Suits’ which is filmed in Toronto, and Page Six website reports today that she has asked for some time off this week. They cite a show insider claiming the actress has explained “she has something important to do”

<strong>Meghan Markle has requested a leave of absence from her TV show</strong>
Meghan Markle has requested a leave of absence from her TV show
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It would be more than understandable if Meghan needed to take a breather, after her profile was rocketed sky-high in the last 10 days, since her royal romance was revealed - even more so this week since Prince Harry confirmed their relationship in a strongly-worded official statement, requesting the press stop intruding into the life of Meghan, her family and loved ones.

There is speculation that Meghan may need the time to liaise with her lawyers, following the statement, which cited incidents of racist slurs, sexism and misogyny that she has already suffered.

<strong>Meghan plays legal associate Rachel Zane in the show</strong>
Meghan plays legal associate Rachel Zane in the show
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Prince Harry’s statement made it clear his unhappiness over this. It said he “ is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her.

“It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm.”

Meghan Markle has been working on ‘Suits’ for six years, regularly commuting to the Toronto production office from her home in Los Angeles. She previously played junior agent Amy Jessup in Fox sci-fi thriller ‘Fringe’.