British Royal Family

Meghan Markle's former co-star releases never-before-seen photos of the Duchess

''This week the last episode of Suits will air and the nearly 10-year journey we've all been on together will finally be over!''

By Alex Lilly
It seems like a lifetime ago when Duchess Meghan simply went by Meghan Markle and was the actress we all knew and loved from Suits.
But since marrying Prince Harry, Meghan's life has changed immeasurably and we'd almost forgotten about her former life- until now that is.
As the show prepares to air its final episode, Meghan's former Suits co-star Patrick J. Adams shared a series of unseen photos of the cast on his Instagram account, including several of HRH as we've never seen her before.
Patrick kicked off the trip down memory lane with a mirror selfie of himself during his first suit fitting for his character Mike Ross.
"This week the last episode of Suits will air and the nearly 10 year journey we've all been on together will finally be over. So it seems right to post some photos the next couple of days from the early days," he captioned the post.
And while the show's cast including Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres and Rick Hoffman can be seen in the snaps, our eyes were immediately drawn to the snaps of Megs.
Duchess Meghan played Rachel Zane on the TV drama for seven seasons. (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
In the first photo that features Duchess Meghan, the former actress stares at the camera from behind her sunnies as she stands in front of her dressing room trailer.
"The best family you can ask for," the Suits actor captioned the post.
Patrick also shared some photos of Meghan on set including one of her reclining on a couch between takes and a black and white snap of the Duchess wrapped up in a bathrobe.
What a stunner! (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
Enjoying some downtime between takes. (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
All wrapped up. (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
One of the photos shared by Patrick was even shared by Meghan on her own Instagram account before it was shut down.
In it, Meghan lies on the floor of the set while her co-star Sarah Rafferty who played Donna Paulsen sits on the couch next to her and stares at the camera.
This photo was shared on Meghan's now defunct Instagram page. (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
Sultry! (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
Meghan and Sarah were close friends off-screen too. (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
In the last few snaps shared by Patrick, Meghan can be spotted in a cast selfie with her co-stars as well as two other solo snaps.
One shows the former actress smiling under an umbrella whilst the last shows Meghan on set with the camera crew clearly visible in the background.
Oh how times have changed!
The whole gang together. (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
Meghan's probably used to having people holding her umbrella for her these days! (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
Lights, camera, action! (Image: Instagram @halfadams)
This isn't the first time Meghan has popped up on Patrick's Instagram account.
In fact, the actor posted the same picture of Meghan standing on set following her engagement announcement to Prince Harry and congratulated the couple with his own sweet message.
"Playing Meghan's television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious. Meghan, so happy for you, friend. Much love," Meghan's on-screen husband penned.
And of course, he and the Suits team were there at St George's Chapel to watch the royal couple exchange vows.
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However, Patrick did land himself in hot water in August 2017 when he posted a throwback photo of then bride-to-be for her birthday of Meghan planting a platonic kiss on his cheek captioning it: "Ross and Rachel – the next generation."
Many assumed the photo was a recent picture and the Suits star found himself at the centre of a scandal, making him quit social media for some time.
"It was such an innocent moment of sentimentality that was twisted into something totally different," he told Esquire.
"It made me feel like… why put myself through this? We're like brother and sister, it's not like it was lurid or anything, but it just became a story that people wanted to talk about."
Patrick's innocent photo landed him in a bit of trouble with royal fans. (Image: Instagram @halfadams)