At the end of the seventh season of “Suits,” Meghan Markle left the show alongside other series mainstays Gina Torres and Patrick J. Adams. But you might say Markle has done all right for herself since departing, residing as she does in a Montecito home with her husband, the Duke of Sussex, after having reached a level of notoriety to which her acting career could never have propelled her. But even while she was busy being catapulted to stratospheric heights of fame, fans were no doubt hoping for her to return to “Suits,” and the series finale in 2019 seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Unfortunately, not only did Markle not return, she was never even asked. Series creator Aaron Korsh explained to Deadline in 2019 why he made this decision:
“I thought about asking, and I thought about even using audio footage that we have to come up with something, and in the end I didn’t ask, and I just thought, I’m going to respect her new life and not put her in the position of having to ask. We decided not to put her in that position so I never asked.”
Of course, there could have been more to it. Whether Markle was limited by her royal duties, or perhaps even advised by the royal family not to return to “Suits” remains unclear. But according to Korsh, she wasn’t even given the chance to turn down an offer. Which, considering the Duchess’ previous comments probably didn’t upset her too much.