Meghan Markle confirms she’s quit her acting career after announcing engagement with Prince Harry
Newly-engaged Meghan Markle has retired from acting in order to begin a “new chapter” with her fiancé Prince Harry.
The couple announced their engagement on Monday (November 27), revealing the next Royal Wedding will be taking place during spring of next year.
Meghan, who has served as a UN Ambassador and previously studied international relations, has now confirmed her days as an actress have come to and end.
She said: “I think what’s been so exciting [transitioning] out of my career and into, as you said, the causes I can focus even more energy on, very early out of the gate, [is that you] have a voice that people listen to, a lot of responsibility.”
Ms Markle continued to insist that she won’t be dwelling on the end of her acting career, but is rather excited to begin making a difference in the world by focussing all her energy on charitable and humanitarian work.
Speaking to the BBC about how she has now finished filming the final scenes for the TV series Suits, she explained: “I’ve been working on my show seven years, we were so fortunate to have that longevity, and I feel like I checked that box and am very proud of the work I’ve done there.”
Meanwhile, Prince Harry explained how the pair have already discussed the responsibilities that will come with this marriage. He said: ‘[There’s a] sense of responsibility from day one. I fell in love with her and she fell in love with me … but then we had to have some frank conversations for what you’re getting yourself into is a big deal and at the end of the day she chose me and I chose her, whatever we have to tackle individually or together, we will do it as a team. I think she’s capable of anything.”