Meghan Markle playfully pouts at the camera in Suits throwback photo

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Suits star Rick Hoffman shared a playful throwback photo of herself with Meghan Markle during a table reading.

In the black and white photo, the Duchess of Sussex, 39, who played the attorney Rachel Zane, is seen sitting at the table with actors Rick Hoffman (who plays sarcastic attorney Louis Litt) and Patrick J Adams (Meghan’s husband Mike Ross on screen) with an open script for her.

But while her husband watches the screen with deep concentration as he learns his lines, the royal seizes the moment to take a break from work. She turns her head to the side and gives a cheeky pout at the camera, resulting in a smile from her opponent, Rick.

The photo, originally taken by actress Sarah Rafferty, was shared by Rick on Instagram, alongside a caption that read, “A long time ago … in a galaxy far away … #repost #suitsonset.”

Meghan, who carves a casual figure in a crewneck, long-sleeved top and wears her brown hair loosely scraped into a bun, starred in the show’s first seven seasons until she retired from acting prior to her marriage to Prince Harry.

The black and white photo, which appeared to have been taken by actress Sarah Rafferty but shared on Instagram by Rick Hoffman,

The playful throwback photo was shared alongside a caption that read: 'A long time ago .. in a galaxy far far away¿ #repost #suitsonset' (photo)

The playful throwback photo was shared alongside a caption that read: ‘A long time ago .. in a galaxy far far away … #repost #suitsonset’ (photo)

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Pictured: Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt and Meghan Markle playing Rachel Zane in Suits episode ‘Hitting Home’

The American drama, which ran for nine seasons through 2019, focuses on the story of school dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams) who will eventually work with high-flying New York attorney Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht).

When Meghan left the show, writers had Rachel and her husband Mike Ross move to Seattle to start their own law firm, but her character’s memory was still very much alive in the finale – even when she wasn’t there.

During a scene with her character’s father, Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce), a photo of him with his TV daughter was visible on his desk.

The writers couldn’t help but refer to the royal family with a subtle nod to Markle’s husband, Prince Harry.

“You’re not the Prince of England,” Harvey told Louis Ritt at the end of the episode.

When Meghan left the show, writers had Rachel and her husband Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) move to Seattle to start their own law firm (photo, together in Suits)

When Meghan left the show, writers had Rachel and her husband Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) move to Seattle to start their own law firm (photo, together in Suits)

The series ended with Harvey and his now-wife Donna (Sarah Rafferty) planning to leave New York to work with Mike and Rachel in Seattle.

Rick and Patrick’s friendship with the Duchess of Sussex lasted longer than the show, however, as they were both guests at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.

Despite this, Rick was forced to explain his “unimpressed” facial expression during the ceremony.

He revealed why he looked so uncomfortable when he shared his somewhat smelly experience during the star-studded wedding on Instagram.

The poster star looked grumpy during the ceremony, but it wasn’t boredom that caused the cringe, but someone’s bad breath.

Rick took to Instagram after the royal event and broke reception protocol that banned phones, to share with fans why exactly his meme-worthy face happened.

Meghan's on-screen husband Patrick wore a classic suit, while his Pretty Little Liars star wife opted for an embellished cream bell-sleeve dress for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding on May 19, 2018.

Meghan’s on-screen husband Patrick wore a classic suit, while his Pretty Little Liars star wife opted for an embellished cream bell-sleeve dress for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding on May 19, 2018.

Rick Hoffman arrives at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding on May 19, 2018

Rick Hoffman arrives at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding on May 19, 2018

The New York resident called his video ‘Royal Wedding Face #Brushyourteeth’ while explaining what had happened.

Rick told his fans, ‘So to answer questions about the weird face that was made at the wedding, imagine sitting next to people on your right – not knowing which person it was – who has halitosis.’

‘Eh. Hence the face. Apparently that is everywhere. It’s that simple, Charlie. I love you. Yes. Halitosis. Disgusting. ‘

Other cast members who attended the royal wedding included Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, and Abigail Spencer.

The Suits cohorts all sat side by side in the church for the lavish ceremony.

Meghan’s on-screen husband, Patrick, wore a classic suit, while his Pretty Little Liars star wife opted for an embellished cream-colored dress with bell sleeves.

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