Meghan Markle's 'Suits' Dad Wendell Pierce Talks Royal Wedding and If He'll Be Attending
By Jackie Willis
Wendell Pierce is just thrilled for his onscreen daughter, Meghan Markle!
The 54-year-old actor portrays the bride-to-be's father, Robert Zane, on the USA show Suits, and recalls one of the last things he told her before it was announced that she was engaged to Prince Harry.
"I was very happy that I was able to quietly, the last time we worked, say to her, 'Your life is gonna be so different,'" he tells Vulture. "I did not know they were engaged, but I knew. I said, 'I just want you to know that no matter how crazy it gets you have a friend in me.'"
He also spoke about Markle's engagement when he appeared on Harry Connick Jr.'s show, Harry. "She met this nice guy and we always talked about him in code, really,” he shared. “You know, ‘How you doing?’ ‘Oh, I’m going to London, coming from London, whatever.’”
Pierce added that he told Markle, "'Always know, no matter where you are, I will always be your loving fake father.'"