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‘Watch Suits so you know who Meghan’s pals are at wedding’

Can there be any more vivid illustration of how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be an uneasy union of showbusiness and arcane royal tradition?

I hear that Lay Stewards at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where the ceremony will be held next May, have been instructed to watch U.S. legal drama Suits, in which Meghan made her name as an actress.

Historian Hugo Vickers, who is Captain of the Lay Stewards, confirms: ‘I’ve told the Stewards to get Netflix and watch Suits, so they know who everyone is at the wedding.’

Pictured: (l-r) Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson, Rick Hoffmann as Louis Litt, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter, Patrick Adams as Mike Ross

Vickers, 66, who was speaking at The Ritz launch of Basia Briggs’s memoir, Mother Anguish, declined to provide further details, but Meghan may invite Patrick J. Adams, 36, who plays her on-screen fiance, Mike Ross. The Canadian reacted to Kensington Palace’s announcement of her engagement to Harry, by joking online: ‘She said she was just going out to get some milk . . .’

Meghan, 36, plays glamorous paralegal Rachel Zane and another co-star who could be in line for an invitation is Gabriel Macht, 45. The New Yorker plays Rachel’s smooth-talking colleague Harvey Specter.

Rick Hoffman, 47, who plays the highly jealous Louis Litt, and Sarah Rafferty, 45 — legal secretary Donna Paulsen — could also make an appearance.

Meghan is pictured with Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty in 2013

She is pictured with Prince Harry following the announcement of their engagement

Meghan is pictured with Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres in 2013 (left) and right, with Prince Harry following the announcement of their engagement

The Lay Stewards’ main duty at the chapel, established by Edward III in the 14th century, is to assist at Sunday services. They are also on duty at special events, including royal birthdays, weddings and funerals.

The chapel’s website says ‘appointment as a Lay Steward is rightly regarded as a considerable privilege and all the Lay Stewards in consequence strive to fulfil their duties in as exemplary a fashion as possible’.

And if those duties involve watching an occasionally racy TV drama, so be it.