Meghan Markle's 'Suits' co-stars were shocked when she revealed she was dating Prince Harry: 'You gotta be kidding me'

Jon San
Supervising Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

One day before Meghan Markle gets married to Prince Harry, her Suits co-stars Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, and Rick Hoffman dropped by the Today Show in lovely Windsor, England. The three shared details about being invited to the royal wedding and how they found out exactly who Meghan was dating.

Speaking to Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, Rafferty joked that when she got the wedding invite “doves flew out.” Torres quipped that she got “a palace guard.” And Hoffman one-upped that the British spy service MI6 delivered his midshower.

But amid the funny business, Hoffman did reveal how he reacted when Meghan dropped the Prince Harry bombshell. “I had gotten the news early,” he said. “And I was like, ‘You gotta be kidding me.’ Both of us [were] in the trailer, [and I was] like, ‘You’re going… You’re dating a prince? … Well, take it slow. Be careful. Don’t let him hurt you.’”

In a way, Suits prepared Meghan for this wedding. Her final appearance on the show had her character, Rachel Zane, marrying her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Mike Ross. Over seven seasons, Meghan and her co-stars naturally grew close, as they told Today.

“We were with each other for longer than we went to college or high school,” said Rafferty. “We became family in a way. We’re still family. This is a wonderful family affair.”

And while Markle is moving onward and upward from cable TV, Hoffman shared a telling anecdote about her generosity after he went through a breakup.

“I had to go to a wedding in Paris five years ago this weekend,” he said. “I was dateless. And Meghan was like, ‘Do you want me to come with you?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, that would be awesome.’”

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