Meghan Markle’s TV Show Impacts King Charles' Military Parade

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Jun. 15 2023, Published 1:59 p.m. ET

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Meghan Markle starred on Suits from 2011-2018, and with its arrival on Netflix on Saturday, June 17, the Duchess is set to upstage King Charles III's Trooping the Colour military parade the same day.

The streaming giant will drop the entire series for immediate viewing, which is a fitting home for the legal program since Meghan and Prince Harry's documentary series, Harry & Meghan, will likely show up next to the basic cable series.

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Along with the annual State Opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour is one of only a handful of occasions for the full pomp and circumstance of the monarchy to unfold each year. It marks the Sovereign's formal birthday celebration as members of the Armed Forces "troop" their ceremonial colors, with their Commander-in-Chief either on horseback with them or watching from afar.

This will be the king's first official participation in the spectacle as Head of the Armed Forces since acceding to the British throne in September 2022. He memorably stood next to Queen Elizabeth II on the Buckingham Palace balcony in June 2022, in what became the final time her troops staged the event for the beloved monarch.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were part of the yearly June tradition in both 2018 and 2019 and have not been invited since. As The Royal Observer previously reported, the palace snubbed the couple by not asking them to attend Charles III's first Trooping the Colour, although many commentators seriously doubt either would have shown up even if formally invited.

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The news of the Duchess' old TV show arriving on an app that struck a reported $100 million deal with the ex-working royals may strike some as deliberate due to Charles' parade, or just merely coincidental.

Suits was a moderate success for USA when it aired, with the show becoming a popular talking point around the time of the royal couple's engagement announcement in November 2017. Meghan then filmed her final episodes for the program shortly after the declaration and in the lead-up to her fairy tale wedding with Harry on May 19, 2018.

The Duchess of Sussex has kept a relatively low public profile thus far in 2023, with the "near catastrophic" car chase fiasco in Manhattan in May being her most talked-about appearance. She has not been in Britain or interacted with her royal in-laws since Elizabeth II's funeral on September 19, 2022.

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The New York Post reported on Suits' Netflix premiere.

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