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Meghan has a string of TV shows to her name, in­clud­ing roles in hits such as Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Fringe, Hor­ri­ble Bosses, Get Him to the Greek and, of course, the pop­u­lar US le­gal drama Suits, in which she’s played whips­mart para­le­gal Rachel Zane since July 2011.

But if she and Harry do wed, it seems un­likely Meghan’s for­ays in front of the cam­era will be any­thing other than care­fully or­ches­trated royal ap­pear­ances. She’s al­ready pared down her pub­lic life, shut­ting down her lifestyle blog, The Tig, and can­celling her con­tract with Cana­dian fash­ion brand Reit­mans – al­though she hasn’t ex­plic­itly said this has any­thing to do with her blue-blooded boyfriend.

With all the hype Meghan’s royal ro­mance is gen­er­at­ing, Suits bosses are keen to keep the ac­tress in the show. Ac­cord­ing to Bri­tain’s Grazia mag­a­zine, writ­ers have come up with a ma­jor sto­ry­line for sassy para­le­gal Rachel.

“Meghan will have a sto­ry­line in sea­son seven that will see her have chil­dren,” the pub­li­ca­tion re­ports. “The pro­duc­ers must be keen for her to stay on un­til the eighth sea­son be­cause of all of the at­ten­tion the show is get­ting.

“There’s no doubt rat­ings are go­ing to soar be­cause of her. They don’t want the spot­light on the show to end.”

But ac­cord­ing to The Mail on Sun­day, Kens­ing­ton Palace is work­ing hard to ex­tract Meghan from the show and is “play­ing a key role in re­duc­ing the ac­tress’ pub­lic­ity com­mit­ments”.

The Bri­tish royal fam­ily has long been wary of the act­ing pro­fes­sion, ac­cord­ing to Sarika Bose, a monar­chy ex­pert and pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia in Canada.

“There’s a hun­dred years of sus­pi­cion and still rem­nants [of wari­ness],” she says. “It would be ground­break­ing if she were able to con­tinue in her job.”

Even Hol­ly­wood dar­ling Grace Kelly had to give up her ca­reer when she wed Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Ac­cord­ing to some re­ports, Meghan has been con­tem­plat­ing bow­ing out of act­ing al­to­gether. “She was think­ing about it even be­fore Harry,” a source told E! News. “She wants to fo­cus on other en­deav­ours she’s pas­sion­ate about, such as her phi­lan­thropy.”

Meghan is a UN women’s ad­vo­cate and an am­bas­sador for Canada’s World Vi­sion Clean Wa­ter cam­paign. She also cam­paigns on is­sues around fem­i­nism and racism – all suit­able pur­suits for roy­als.

Still, sources say Harry − who’ll drop down to sixth in line to the throne when Wil­liam and Kate (both 35) have their third baby − will fight for Meghan to have a ca­reer out­side of her royal du­ties.

“I don’t think the queen will stand in the way of a more modern kind of royal mar­riage,” an insider told The Times news­pa­per. “She backs her grand­sons to the hilt.

“Palace courtiers mustn’t stand in the way. If Harry is frus­trated about this, it will be to the royal fam­ily’s detri­ment.”

LEFT: Meghan plays para­le­gal Rachel Zane in hit TV drama Suits. RIGHT: She’s also a model. FAR RIGHT: Os­car­win­ning ac­tress Grace Kelly, pic­tured here with fel­low Os­car win­ner Ge­orge Seaton, left the sil­ver screen to be­come Princess Con­sort of Monaco when she mar­ried Prince Rainier III. BE­LOW FAR RIGHT: Meghan shut down her lifestyle blog, The Tig, ear­lier this year.

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