The American woman formerly known as Meghan Markle and currently known as the Duchess of Sussex officially joined Great Britain’s Royal Family on Saturday (an event our own Kelly Faircloth covered extensively) and was quickly given her own piece of real estate on royal.uk. But after reading every word of the Duchess’s “About” page, I noticed one major part of her life that was completely eradicated from the official record: her seven years as an actor on the American legal drama Suits.
The mini-biography leaves out what is objectively the newest Royal’s most significant professional achievement, instead focusing on her history of charitable work, “keen awareness of social issues,” and leadership role with the United Nations. Suits aside, this thing doesn’t even call her a former actor. In fact, the closest it comes to mentioning her career in show business at all is a vague reference to “filming in Toronto,” which could mean anything from directing a commercial for Air Canada to taking an iPhone video of the CN Tower.
“While filming in Toronto, The Duchess actively volunteered at a Canadian soup kitchen from 2011-2013,” they write. “She also established the program at her place of work to ensure that leftover meals from the set were donated to local homeless shelters.”
You know what else she did while filming in Toronto, Royal.uk? She spent seven years acting in one of USA Network’s most popular original series of all time—a show that was, at least for its first few seasons, about two brothers who practice law together even though only one of them is actually a lawyer. A show whose clever name is a reference to both lawsuits and wearable suits.
And you know what else the website conveniently fails to mention? The fact that our dear Meghan also had a lifestyle blog (named after her favorite wine) called The Tig on which she used to do things like recommend that travelers bring probiotics and sanitizing spray on vacations abroad! Though they may have secured Meghan’s future, the Royals should be ashamed of erasing her past.