ROYAL Sellout Meghan Markle spent more time in the television drama suits than as a senior royal, figures reveal.
Just one year, 10 months and 12 days – or 682 days – after marrying into The Firm, the Duchess of Sussex will be bowing out of royal life completely at the end of the month.
The American former actress spent almost five years longer appearing on screen in the US drama Suits.
Meghan starred as legal boss Rachel Zane for six years, 10 months and three days, or 2,499 days.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex making their final official public appearance as senior royals at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
Meghan will have carried out a total of 185 official royal engagements as an HRH.
Figures are taken from the Court Circular, but also include her final run of public appearances and a known private engagement in the UK in 2020, which were not listed in the daily record of royal engagements, up until Megxit on March 31.
When the Duke of Edinburgh retired at the age of 96, he had amassed 22,219 solo official engagements since 1952, not including thousands of appearances with the Queen.
A spokeswoman for the couple said, after their appearance at the Abbey, that the Sussexes will hold some private meetings, but there will be no further engagements.
Their role supporting the Queen and the monarchy through official appearances will be at an end.
The Queen has reportedly told her grandson that the couple are much loved by the royals and would be welcomed back into their roles if they change their minds.
Harry and Meghan are heading off to North America to earn their own money, where they are predicted to make millions through ventures such as acting, film or television, brand partnerships, public speaking, and perhaps even book deals.
Additional Reporting by the Press Associaiton