Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman are not just Meghan Markle’s Suits co-stars, they’re guests at her royal wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.
The actors flew overseas from Los Angeles to London for the big day, and shared with Today how it felt to get an invitation to the wedding of the decade.
“I was [shocked],” Torres said. “You know, you hope … and I hope nothing but the best for her. This is an incredible step in her life and to bear witness to that is extraordinary.”
Torres, Rafferty, and Hoffman appeared on Suits with Markle since Season 1 in 2011, and over the seven years of working together, the group said they grew very close.
“We were with each other longer than we went to college or high school with our friends, so we became family in a way,” Rafferty said. “We’re still family, so this is a wonderful family affair.”
The actors then confessed that they learned that Markle was dating Prince Harry long before the rest of the world did. “We knew she was excited and there was reason to keep it close to the vest,” Torres said.
When asked what Markle said about Harry in the early stages of their relationship, Rafferty said, “That he’s lovely. They’re a great match.”
The group has a unique insider’s perspective as to who Meghan really is, which prompted Guthrie to note, “In some ways, she’s still a mystery to a lot of folks.”
Hoffman then shared a story that showed Markle’s compassionate side. He said he didn’t have a date to a wedding in Paris five years ago, because things didn’t work out with his ex, and Markle offered step in so that he wouldn’t have to go alone. “Meghan and I had the best, most fun weekend,” he said.
Markle revealed in November that she was giving up acting to focus on her royal duties, so Guthrie asked the Suits cast how the show will move forward without Rachel, Markle’s character, and Mike, played by Patrick J. Adams.
“They were really a major artery of the show, and now we have to sort of regenerate another artery,” Hoffman said. “We’re working on it.”
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