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Suits trailer features Meghan Markle highlights, one year after her departure

Meghan Markle’s final episode of Suits aired last year, but her character’s memory is still alive and well in a new teaser trailer for the ninth and final season of the legal drama. 

The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex played paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane on the show’s first seven seasons, and the one-minute clip promoting its July 17th premiere features some of her best moments. 

For Meghan’s last appearance on the show, she married Patrick J. Adams’ character Mike Ross in the season seven finale, but the sentimental trailer takes fans all the way back to their first meeting. 

Flashback: Meghan Markle’s Suits character Rachel Zane is featured heavily in the new teaser trailer for USA legal drama’s ninth and final season 

Looking back: The one-minute clip includes Rachel's first meeting with her future husband Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams

Looking back: The one-minute clip includes Rachel’s first meeting with her future husband Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams

The short video promoting the upcoming 10-episode season begins with Mike begging Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) to hire him and quickly cuts to the first time he meets his future wife, Rachel. 

‘Take notes. I’m not going to repeat myself,’ she tells Mike after calling him out for hitting on her. 

More footage shows Meghan slapping Patrick across the face before their characters’ first love scene together. 

The clip then fast-forwards to a poignant scene in the season four finale in which Mike proposes to Rachael and she tearfully accepts. 

Drama: Meghan played Rachel for the show's first seven seasons, and in season two, she confronts Mike and slaps him across the face

Drama: Meghan played Rachel for the show’s first seven seasons, and in season two, she confronts Mike and slaps him across the face 

Meant to be: The confrontation leads to the characters' first love scene together

Meant to be: The confrontation leads to the characters’ first love scene together 

Fan favorites: All of Meghan's scenes in the trailer feature her co-star Patrick, who is reprising his role as a guest star in the final season

Fan favorites: All of Meghan’s scenes in the trailer feature her co-star Patrick, who is reprising his role as a guest star in the final season 

The trailer wouldn’t be complete without a scene from their wedding, which aired in April 2018, just a month before the former actress’ real-life royal wedding to Prince Harry. 

Both Meghan and Patrick exited the show after the season seven wedding finale, with their characters moving to Seattle to live happily ever after. 

‘I think we had to do this,’ show creator and showrunner Aaron Korsh said of the wedding scene. ‘It’s something that we owed and had to do. 

‘Obviously, I’m so happy for Meghan in her personal life and that it landed sort of similarly. It just happens.’ 

Aww: Mike proposes to Rachael and she tearfully accepts in one memorable scene

Aww: Mike proposes to Rachael and she tearfully accepts in one memorable scene 

Fairy-tale ending: The trailer wouldn't be complete without a scene from their wedding

Fairy-tale ending: The trailer wouldn’t be complete without a scene from their wedding

Timing: The Suits wedding episode aired on April 2018, just a month before the Duchess of Sussex's real-life wedding to Prince Harry

Timing: The Suits wedding episode aired on April 2018, just a month before the Duchess of Sussex’s real-life wedding to Prince Harry

The on-screen couple’s departure led to actress Katherine Heigl being brought on to play a new character, Samantha Wheeler, for season eight.

However, Patrick is actually coming back to reprise his role as a guest star for an unknown number of episodes, which was said to be a possibility after he left. 

‘Go time,’ the 37-year-old wrote on Instagram to announce the news earlier this month. 

‘Very excited to head back into the fray one last time. Thanks to the fans for keeping the flame alive and to Mr. Aaron Korsh for welcoming me back.’ 

Royal family: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their baby boy Archie on May 6

Royal family: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their baby boy Archie on May 6

All smiles: Meghan made her first official public appearance after Archie's birth at the Trooping the Colour earlier this month

All smiles: Meghan made her first official public appearance after Archie’s birth at the Trooping the Colour earlier this month

But that doesn’t mean fans should expect to see the duchess making a cameo. 

When asked about the chance of her returning earlier this year, the show’s creator said it was highly unlikely.

‘We’re not currently pursuing asking Meghan Markle to leave her position with the Royal Family and join us,’ he told The Wrap in January. ‘I would love it, but I think it’s pretty close to zero.’

A lot has happened since Meghan left the show. Not only did she get married to Prince Harry in 2018, but they also welcomed their baby boy Archie on May 6. 

The duchess made her first official public appearance after Archie’s birth at the Trooping the Colour earlier this month.  

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