Prince William and Kate were ‘religious’ fans of Suits before finding out that Harry was dating Meghan Markle, the Duke of Sussex has claimed in his memoir.
And the revelation could mean extra pressure was placed on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ first meeting with Meghan if they sat through her sex scenes, which Harry has also admitted he should ‘never have watched’.
In his new biography Spare, which was mistakenly put on shelves in Spanish bookshops on Thursday, Harry said his brother and Kate’s mouths ‘fell open’ in shock when he told them he was dating a Suits actress.
It was one of many claims in his book about his relationship with William – who he calls Willy – dating back to childhood fights and his Eton days.
The admission follows Harry admitting in the book that it was a ‘mistake’ to have looked up her sex scenes when they started dating.
Meghan’s and Patrick Johannes Adam’s character’s stripped off as they got hot and sweaty in the most racy scene of season two
The Prince and Princess were avid Suits fans from long before Harry met Meghan, his memoir suggests
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, who also made an appearance in Beverly Hills 90210, played the protagonist’s love interest Rachel Zane, and in his memoir, her husband expressed his discomfort after seeing her X-rated scenes.
In the early days of their relationship, Harry said he made the error of searching Meghan’s sex scenes online and joked that he needs ‘electric-shock therapy’ to burn the images from his brain.
He wrote: ‘I’d witnessed her and a castmate mauling each other in some sort of office or conference room. I didn’t need to see such things live.’
In the book, the Duke recounts how his brother and Kate invited him over to their home after they became suspicious that something was on his mind.
Harry recalled he told them that he had a ‘new woman’ in his life, which made the couple ‘surge forward’ in eagerness to find out who it was.
But when he revealed the woman was an American actress who starred in Suits, William and Kate’s mouths allegedly ‘fell open.’
Harry wrote: ‘They turned to each other. Then Willy turned to me and said “F*** off”.’
He said the couple then explained they were ‘religious’ viewers of the TV show.
But he added Prince William also ‘cautioned’ him about the romance, saying: ‘She’s an American actress, after all, Harold. Anything might happen.’
Footage from the fifth season of Suits showed the actress wearing a skimpy black slip as she engaged in a passionate embrace with her on-screen boyfriend
In another sexy scene in Suits, Mike begins running his fingers up Rachel’s leg before playfully slipping under the sheets in a suggestive manner
When promoting season two, Meghan and Adams described the scene in the library as ‘weird’
Things kicked off in series two, when Rachel shared a steamy kiss with her colleague Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams
The news begs the question of whether the couple had watched Meghan’s steamy sex scenes before meeting her, during the time she played lawyer Rachel Zane for seven seasons from 2011 to 2018.
The legal drama, which ran for nine seasons until 2019, followed a college dropout who found himself working at a top New York law firm.
Things began to heat up for Meghan’s character with a passionate kiss with fellow character Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams.
His character was in a relationship with Jenny Griffith at the time.
Mike and Rachel’s first official date in the series ended with a steamy scene in the Pearson Hardman legal library were Mike strips Rachel down to her underwear as the couple enjoyed an intimate moment.
Then there was the hot-collared bedroom scene in which Mike, lying in bed with Rachel, ran his fingers up Meghan’s leg before slipping under the covers in a suggestive manner.
And footage from the fifth season of Suits showed the actress wearing a skimpy black slip as she engaged in a passionate embrace with her on-screen boyfriend.
In the scene, Meghan who is wearing a skimpy black slip, can be seen chatting to her on screen lover in bed before they become entangled in a passionate embrace.
While promoting the second season of the show in 2012, Meghan and her co-star were asked about their most awkward moments during filming,
‘Sex in the file room was weird,’ Adams said. ‘Yeah, that was a little strange.’ Meghan then added: ‘Of course it was weird!’
It is thought to be these scenes that Harry regrets watching – although it is unknown whether the Kate and William would have watched them too.
In Harry and Meghan’s recent Netflix docuseries, Meghan revealed how she felt awkward meeting William and Kate for the first time.
She described the atmosphere as very ‘formal’, and suggested her ‘hugger’ instinct was not welcomed by them.