I warned Meghan Markle that her world would be ‘forever changed’ by her relationship with Prince Harry, says Suits star Wendell Pierce
- Wendell Pierce said he warned Duchess that royal marriage ‘forever’ change life
- Pierce, 55, starred alongside Meghan in courtroom drama Suits for four years
- He described the Duchess as ‘always sweet, always kind’ in a new BBC interview
Meghan Markle’s former Suits co-star Wendell Pierce has revealed how he warned the Duchess that her world would be ‘forever changed’ by her relationship with Prince Harry.
Pierce, 55, starred alongside Meghan in the courtroom drama for four years as Robert Zane, the father of the Duchess’ character Rachel Zane.
On the BBC’s Desert Island Discs, he told host Lauren Laverne how he reassured the then Duchess-to-be that she would ‘have a friend’ in him always, the Guardian reported.
Meghan Markle’s former Suits co-star Wendell Pierce (seen together) has revealed how he warned the Duchess that her world would be ‘forever changed’ by her relationship with Prince Harry
He said: ‘I said “Look, listen, your world is going to be forever changed and no matter where you are, you can always know that you have a friend in me”‘.
The actor also revealed how he once saved the Duchess of Sussex, 38, from being photographed wearing an costume ring after she had filmed scenes in which her character got engaged to Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams.
He said: ‘We were shooting one day, before the engagement. In the show she was engaged, and she had a ring on.
‘We were about to get out of the car and I said: “Don’t get out. Give us the ring. There’s a paparazzi down the street. If a photograph got out with you with a ring on it, it would explode all over the world”.
He said: ‘I said “Look, listen, your world is going to be forever changed and no matter where you are, you can always know that you have a friend in me”
Pierce went on to describe the Duchess, who he worked with from 2013, as ‘always sweet, always kind.’
It comes after Meghan claimed she is ‘existing, not living’ in an emotional interview with broadcaster Tom Bradby which aired last week.
In Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, viewers were offered an insight into the emotional journey the ‘vulnerable and bruised’ royal couple have been catapulted into since their wedding while following their ten-day tour of southern Africa.
She said, ‘We are taking it one day at a time,’ before admitting that the couple are currently ‘existing, not living.’
In the hour-long documentary, Harry also voiced his desire to leave the UK and said he considers living in Africa one day.
He said: ‘I don’t know where we could live in Africa at the moment.
‘We’ve just come from Cape Town, that would be an amazing place for us to be able to to base ourselves, of course it would.
‘But with all the problems that are going on there I just don’t see how we would be able to really make as much difference as we’d want to.’