'Suits' dad Wendell Pierce reveals code cast used with Meghan Markle to talk Prince Harry

By Sharnaz Shahid

When Meghan Markle and her Suits co-stars wanted to talk about her top-secret relationship with a member of the British royal family, Prince Harry, they did so in a special code. Wendell Pierce, the former actress's onscreen dad, revealed the on-set charade in an upcoming appearance on Harry Connick Jr's chat show. "She met this nice guy and we always talked about him in code really," he shared. "You know, 'How you doing?', 'Oh I'm going to London, coming from London'."

Wendell PierceWendell played Meghan's dad in the hit legal drama

Following Meghan's engagement to Harry in November, it was confirmed that she would be bowing out of the show as paralegal Rachel Zane in the next series. Discussing their last day on set together, Wendell shared: "I had a really wonderful moment as we were coming to an end of her time on the show. It was just she and I in the room and I said, 'I know your life is going to change but always know, no matter where you are, I will always be your loving fake father.'"

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Shortly after news of the upcoming royal wedding broke, the 54-year-old actor shared his delight, telling his Twitter followers: "Congratulations to my TV daughter Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the news of their wedding engagement. Harry you have her TV Father's blessing. Robert Zane approves @Suits_USA." Meghan and Harry - who will marry at Windsor Castleon May 19 - have since embarked on a number of official engagements designed to introduce Los Angeles-born Meghan, 36, to royal life, with visits to Nottingham and Cardiff in the past few months.

Watch a video of Prince Harry and Meghan's trip to Cardiff

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