Olivier Award winning stage actress, Ruthie Henshall, who dated Prince Edward urges Meghan Markle not to give up her acting career if she ends up marrying Prince Harry.
This comes after rumors emerge that Markle and her on screen romantic interest Patrick J. Adams are planning to exit their successful series Suits after its seventh season wraps up. The actress' body double in the television show, Nicky Bursic also appears to have hinted at this impending exit when she posted a heartwarming farewell message in her Instagram.
While there is no actual confirmation of her departure, or the reasons for it, there are speculations floating around that this may be due to her preparing for her role to be a full time partner for her boyfriend of one year, Prince Harry.
Henshall has a lot to say about the situation, ‘It should be about love not duty and I think it could work and be rather wonderful. But the issue is whether she has to give up acting — and she’s a very successful actress by all accounts. I do think she will find it hard."
She also alludes to her own experience as an actress. "It never would have been an option for me to do so — my career is my first love and is such an important part of who I am. I would have been unhappy," she adds.
Henshall dated Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Harry's paternal uncle during the 1990's. It is said that she captured his attention when she was performing in the musical, Cats. She would later claim that the Prince used to smuggle her into Buckingham Palace during their five year long on and off love affair. She finally ended things with him when she went to Broadway to play Velma Kelly in Chicago. However she still keeps in touch with him and they remain good friends.
Henshall's advice does make sense. It seems rather old fashioned for Meghan Markle to give up a successful career when she gets engaged. But at the end of the day it is her choice, at least we hope it is.