Suits star Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have given an interview following confirmation of their engagement.
US-born Markle has portrayed Rachel Zane on Suits and is also known for her role as special agent Amy Jessup in Fringe.
“I’d never watched Suits,” Prince Harry told the BBC. “I’d never heard of Meghan before and I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her. There she was sitting there and I was like …’Ok I really have to up my game here’ and make sure I have a good chat.”
Markle said earlier dating had to be juggled around filming commitments.
“With the filming schedule it was not the easiest!,” she revealed. “Of course it included a lot of travel back and forth.
“Right off the plane and straight to set.”
It’s not the first time an American has been linked to the Royal Family, although King Edward VIII abdicated the throne for Wallis Simpson in 1936, nor the first time a Hollywood actress has married European royalty, with Grace Kelly famously wedding Monaco’s Prince Rainier III in 1956.
The couple plan to wed in Spring (UK) 2018.